Life Lesson #30: Nothing gets better until you get better.
In all aspects of my life, I have found that I must get better in order for anything else to get better. Relationships, projects, situations, groups/teams, and organizations only work best when the individuals that are a part of them each are doing their best – you can only do that by continuing to get better.
By not getting better, you are holding everyone else back.
Growth is a natural part of development as a human being – I believe we follow the laws of nature – and the laws of nature say that we are either growing or dying – there is no in-between. Which are you doing (growing or dying) on a regular basis?
I have come to believe that since I’ve been given the ability and the capacity to learn, I feel I have the responsibility to learn.
Growing energizes you – physically, emotionally, and intellectually – and it will also inspire the growth of the relationships, the group/team and the organization.
This growth doesn’t have to be some huge accomplishment – keep it simple – just shoot to be better today than you were yesterday.
Look to learn something new everyday – via a class, a book, a conversation, a video, a quote, or other means to challenge your status quo – get the heart and brain reflecting on the lesson and how you can apply it to your life – and then go make it happen.