“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean giving up familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, and relationships that have lost their meaning.” –John C. Maxwell
It’s easy to pay lip service to growth and expansion.
But when push comes to shove, many of us push ourselves out of the way of the oncoming train of growth.
Growth sounds lofty and noble in theory. In practice, it can be sweaty, grueling, messy, disorienting, and exhausting.
In growth mode, we don’t always behave as we usually have because we’ve departed our comfort zones…leaving our thresholds of doubt, frustration and fear lower and more quickly reached.
Therefore, many talk but few walk the path of growth.
Nazareth had a hit song in 1975, “Love Hurts.” Similarly, growth hurts.
Bodybuilders know that, in throwing heavy weights around, they’re not building muscle tissue but, rather, tearing it down. It’s in the tearing down process (along with proper diet and rest) that new, stronger muscle tissue grows.
What dream, idea, or possibility of yours is worth surrendering the safe and enduring the growth?
“Go ahead, light your candles and burn your incense and ring your bells and call out to God, but watch out, because God will come, and He will put you on His anvil and fire up His forge and beat you and beat you until He turns brass into pure gold.” –Saint Keshavadas
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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