Continue to grow your hopes and dreams. I wish I could grow a couple of inches taller but that’s not the type of growth I’m talking about here. The minute allow yourself to stop growing is the moment you shut yourself down.
That’s the moment you start to settle for being mediocre. Don’t settle for mediocrity.
Willie use to call me an overachiever; he has stopped that now. I think he understands the inner workings of mind a little better now. He too wants to keep pushing past the walls he set for himself. I remember Willie telling me he would never want to run a marathon. Guess what? Now he’s training for a marathon!
There’s nothing wrong with being an overachiever. It’s used by people as an insult, but what is so insulting about wanting to achieve more than I’ve already done? To me that’s nothing. That’s me growing as a person, discovering new things and wanting to experience all that life has to offer.
Don’t pigeon hole yourself in the “idea” of what should. There’s no harm in trying something new. You might discover that you LOVE it or really decide that you hate it. But you will never know until you try and it will end up being a learning experience in the end. This is the perfect chance for some personal growth.
It’s also important to learn more about yourself. You communication style, anger management, self esteem level, etc. so they you can continue to grow as a person. Learning and adapting the good and bad behaviors can and will make a difference in your relationships with others and the relationship you have with yourself.
You are your own best friend. Love yourself and growth is just a way to do it.
I want to be better than I was yesterday and the day before that.
Every day, I say those words to myself. It’s important for me to keep looking forward to the ways I want to grow in the future. That is what keeps me going and pushing past my fears and the walls I put up that I thought I would never climb.
Don’t settle. Just keep moving.