Tag: strengths

You Can’t Do Everything, But You Can Do Something

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“A man’s power and intelligence are limited. He who wants to do everything will never do anything.”- Andre Maurois

One of the best ways to succeed is to do what you can do well. Success requires focus. It requires discipline. If you spread your focus too thin, if you don’t focus on what you do, your dreams, your goals, if you don’t focus on where you are, where you are going, how can you succeed?

Don’t try to do everything, but try to do something. Do what you are good at. Know what you can do. Focus on your strengths, not on your weaknesses. Success comes from your strengths, not from your weaknesses. If you focus on your strengths, you will grow stronger and better. But if you focus on your weaknesses, you will grow smaller and weaker.

Don’t spread yourself too thin. Don’t focus on everything, focus on something. Focus on one thing and do it well. Focus equals success.

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.