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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 Are Tougher Than Tough Times

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We are no strangers to tough times. When you are going through hard times, remember that you are not alone. Millions of people around the world are going through the same thing.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Robert H. Schuller

If you pay attention to hard times, they have something to tell you: to be independent.

Hard times are not really hard times. They are learning times, searching times, growing times, discovery times, decision times. Hard times are here to reveal your ‘inner power’ to you. Listen to learn from it and you will grow stronger and wiser.