Tag: Growth

Growth Vs. Safety

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

Life is about growth. Everything in life is growing. If you are not growing, what are you doing? Check what you are doing on a daily basis. Because how you live your day is exactly how you are living your life. If you don’t like the results, change what you do everyday. If you like it, continue doing it.

Since growth is so important to us, why do so many of us prefer safety over growth?

That has everything to do with who we are as human beings. People don’t like to change what they are comfortable with. You don’t even like to leave your bed in the morning, let alone doing something that you haven’t done before. We love to do what we are comfortable with. But the problem is, the more we do that, the more we will remain where we are. So to move forward, you must pursue growth, not safety. Because:

Growth is uncomfortable. Safety is comfortable.

Growth involves stretching yourself. Safety involves maintaining what you already know.

Growth is scary. Safety is status quo.

Growth is movement. Safety is the opposite.

Growth is change. Safety is the opposite.

Growth is living. Safety is dying.

Growth is forward. Safety is backward.

If you want to achieve your dreams, growth is the way.

Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define Who You Are

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If you are not making mistakes in your life, it is time to check what you are doing. If you want to grow, you must be comfortable with mistakes. Yes, mistakes. That is how we grow. That is how we learn.

People don’t grow because they don’t want to make mistakes. If you are one of them, it is time to stop thinking like that. Ask yourself: Why am I afraid of mistakes?

Nobody wants to hear anything about mistakes. But, look, if we don’t make mistakes, if we are afraid of making mistakes, how can we learn new things? Impossible.

“It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.”

Bo Bennett

The only way forward is through mistakes. If you want to grow, embrace the art of making mistakes. Don’t let your mistakes define the real you, let your mistakes be your way forward. Don’t let it stop you from doing what you were created to do.

“You are not your mistakes. You are you.”

Don’t let your mistakes turn you into a different human being. You are who you are. You are not your mistakes. Your mistakes are not you. You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you. Why worry?

Instead of worrying about your mistakes, use them to create a better you. As I said before, you are not your mistakes. You are you. You are a learner. Stop thinking about it!