I firmly believe that the only real way to reach your full potential in life is to continually step outside of your comfort zone and to do that which you fear you may ‘mess up’ doing. The kind of thing that gives you ‘butterfly’s’ and makes you feel anxious and nervous. The kind of thing that would keep you up all night the day before because you can’t stop thinking about it and how it’s going to go down.
I’m talking about the moments when you have the opportunity to speak about, produce, or perform something that you are passionate about in a setting that is a little over your head (Key words: a little). These are the moments when you have a real opportunity to see what you’re made of. And what’s great about capitalizing on situations like this, is that regardless of how you perform or how things end up, something can always be learned. Continue reading
“Always surround yourself with people who are even more talented and competent than you.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
“The more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you’re capable of being. Never stop learning.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Every new level of growth we hope to experience as leaders calls for a new level of change. You cannot have one without the other. If you want to be a better leader, get ready to make some trades.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Something in human nature tempts us to stay where we’re comfortable. We try to find a plateau, a resting place, where we have comfortable stress and adequate finances. Where we have comfortable associations with people, without he intimidation of meeting new people and entering strange situations. Of course, all of us need to plateau for a time. We climb and then plateau for assimilation. But once we’ve assimilated what we’ve learned, we climb again. It’s unfortunate when we’ve done our last climb. When we have made our last climb, we are old, whether forty or eighty.” ~ Fred Smith
“If you say to one flower, ‘Grow,’ but you water another, the first one won’t grow.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not.” ~ Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts
“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.” ~ John Wooden
“Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.” ~ Andy Andrews, The Noticer
“There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.” ~ Ronald Reagan
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Richard Steele, The Tatler
The grass is greener where you water it.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.” ~ Victor Frankl