“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” -Eric Butterworth
The first big choice…
is whether you want to grow: as a person, in your business, your relationship, your health, etc.
It’s easy to simply say “Sure!” because it seems like the right/moral/honorable direction to go. But a conscious growth choice requires more consideration.
Real growth vs lip-service has a catch: you’ll have to get uncomfortable.
And that too becomes something we often nonchalantly respond to with “of course!”…but when the friction, challenge, adversity, or time-under-tension increases, we sometimes forget that we chose this!
How often do we envision our growth coming from some fortunate breakthrough, turn of favorable events, or white knight showing up at our doorstep?
Mind you, if you’re going to vision, it’s best to throw mental darts toward the targets you want.
Yet, realizing that what actually shows up in your experience — IF you’ve really taken on a conscious intention toward growth — is exactly and perfectly what you need…that’s what separates the growers from the dart throwers.
Your empowering exercise for today, should you choose to accept it, is to briefly analyze an area of your life in which you’ve expressly stated that you want to grow and to see the perfection in everything that’s come your way other than what you envisioned or expected.
Inside of a context of intentional growth, the seeming dark knights you confront are actually the first assists toward reaching your desires.
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Got a dark knight assist?
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” -Abraham Maslow
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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