I recently read a fantastic quote from Julius Erving that inspired me for today’s Monday Morning Motivation. For those of you who are basketball fans, you’ll remember him as Dr. J. Here was his quote, “The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life — mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.”
I have found that, in life, we are either growing or we are shrinking; there is no in-between. If someone remains neutral, the reality is they are going backwards. This is why it’s important that, no matter what level we reach in any phase of our lives, we must choose to keep growing.
To grow, you need to learn. And conversely, to always be learning, you need to always be growing. When you’re always learning, you’re constantly developing new skills to help you advance. No matter what level we achieve, we should always keep learning.
In Dr. J’s quote, you can see that he’s talking about all stages of our lives. It is important to keep setting goals and once we achieve those goals, it’s time to start setting new ones. Life is a journey that we must choose to enjoy and grow.
Always be learning and never stop thinking. Your eyes and ears should always be open, as you are surrounded with opportunities to learn all the time. When you’re always learning, you are setting yourself up for success.
Write out your goals for what you would like to accomplish in all areas of your life. I’m talking about physical, spiritual, emotional, relationship, and career goals. It’s important to have a growth mindset when you’re looking to get to higher levels in your life.
People who have a growth mindset believe that through effort and training, their talents can be developed. Bottom line, when you believe you can get better at something, it’s more likely that you will.
When you have this growth mindset, it’s also important to get good feedback from people who are in life where you want to be. Develop some good mentors and you will find that getting feedback can be a huge asset which will help you grow. Make sure to ask them positive questions, which will help you improve and get you to the levels you want to achieve. Be honest about the areas in which you most need help. Communicate that you want to grow and keep the growth mindset, and finally, focus on the areas you would like to improve upon.
Make a commitment to develop new skills. Learning and growing will help you do this because when you’re always learning, you gradually pick up new skills all the time. When you make a habit out of learning, you are making a habit out of developing new skills.
When we’re always learning, we are always growing which allows us to achieve success in all areas of our lives. Make a commitment to keep growing, never stop thinking, and always be learning.
None of us have arrived. We are all under construction and no matter what levels of success we achieve, we can always keep growing. This week, take a look at your goals and things you would like to accomplish in all areas that we discussed. Make a commitment to learn and grow and become better.
I have found that in life, when people are growing and accomplishing things, they feel much better about themselves. Do you want joy and success in your life? If so, KEEP GROWING!
Have a super fantastic week!
Regional Sales Manager RMS