Growth Is A Choice

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"Most people fight against change, especially when it affects them personally. As novelist Leo Tolstoy said, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." The ironic thing is that change is inevitable. Everybody has to deal with it. On the other hand, growth is optional. You can choose to grow or fight it. But know this: People unwilling to grow will never reach their potential.

In one of his books, my friend Howard Hendricks asks the question, "How have you changed….lately? In the last week, let's say? Or the last month? The last year? Can you be very specific?" He knows how people tend to get into a rut when it comes to growth and change. Growth is a choice, a decision that can really make a difference in a person's life.

Most people don't realize that successful and unsuccessful people do not differ substantially in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. And nothing is more effective when it comes to reaching potential than commitment to personal growth."

"IN WHAT SPECIFIC WAYS HAVE YOU CHANGED LATELY TO REACH YOUR POTENTIAL?" – John Maxwell

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