Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? Just like a plant, you’re either growing or you’re dying. That is a principle of nature and a principle of personal development that applies to our relationships, careers, and life in general.
If you are growing you are expanding yourself, deepening your roots and becoming more, by feeding, watering, nurturing and developing yourself into a more professional human being. If you start to become complacent in your relationships, career and life then you begin neglecting, avoiding and ignoring your own personal development. This means you start suffering from a lack of progress which shows up as a number of symptoms such as lacking motivation, feeling stuck or lacking passion.
The need to grow and expand is one of our core spiritual needs as humans. And just like the oxygen masks on an aeroplane, we need to take care of our own needs first before we give to others. If we aren’t taking care of our own growth and expansion how can we possibly be contributing to our relationships, our career or our community the way we would like to?
“You Cannot Give That Which You Do Not Have”
If you want to have more impact, more influence and give more to others through your own success then you must first give more to yourself so that there is more of you to give.
The secret to creating a fulfilling relationship or career is to be aware that the secret to sustaining a healthy, balanced, outstanding quality of life is through our contribution to the things we care about. Our partner, children, friends, family, coworkers, all need us to show up as the best version of ourselves and give something or our role in the relationship is redundant. Think about it, if someone stops contributing to your life how do you feel about that relationship? Stop and ask yourself, what am I contributing to my relationships?
The secret to creating successful relationships is simply: BE MORE! DO MORE! GIVE MORE!
If you want to become more, then you need to be a person of ever expanding growth.
If you want to be more successful, more wealthy, more happy, more loving, more giving and have more time and energy then you must become and person committed to your own Personal Development.
Investing in yourself and your own Personal Development is one of the fastest, and most sustainable, ways to success.
“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn
In life change is automatic, but progress is not.
What are the areas in life where you have stopped expanding?