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You Cannot Grow Yourself Without Stretching Yourself

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Stretching always requires change.”

John C. Maxwell

Stretch yourself. You cannot grow yourself without stretching yourself. When you stretch yourself, when you put yourself through an uncomfortable situation, when you do what others are not doing, when you push yourself beyond your normal range, you will grow, you will succeed.

People don’t grow because they don’t want to be uncomfortable. They don’t want to stretch themselves. They want to be safe and comfortable. Remember, no one can grow without leaving where they are, no one can grow without changing how they think, no one can grow without doing the unusual things, no one can grow without taking risks, and no one can grow without stretching his or herself.

“No one can grow without changing how they think.”

If you want to grow, make yourself a lifelong learner. Be a curious person. Be willing to go the extra mile, and don’t be afraid to walk it alone. Stretching is not comfortable, but the fruit is comfortable.

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”

Abraham Maslow

If you are not growing, you are dying. If you are not growing, you are shrinking. If you are not growing, you are reducing. If you are not growing, you are declining. If you want real growth in your life, stretch yourself. Do what people say that you cannot do. Push yourself beyond your safety zone. If you do that, growth is within your reach.

You Can’t Be Yourself By Trying To Be Different

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The hardest thing to do in a world that wants you to be something else is to be yourself. It is easier to be yourself than to be someone else. You can be yourself if you just focus on your life. Don’t worry about what others are doing. Don’t try to be someone you are not.

Changing because people want you to change is a waste of your time. The only way to find yourself is to be yourself. Don’t imitate anyone. Imitate yourself. Compare yourself to yourself. Successful people compare themselves to themselves. They live their lives, not yours. James Allen said, “Follow, under all circumstances, the highest prompting within you.”

To live a good life is to live your life. You can’t find happiness if you are not living your own life. You cannot achieve anything if you are not yourself. Life starts with you. Happiness is in you. Success starts with you. Remember, everything starts with you.

Don’t change because people want you to change. Change your life because you want to change. You must know yourself to change yourself. You must be yourself to change yourself, to change your life. Don’t be different, be you.