My good peeps! Today is Friday and I am all over it. We continue our conversation by talking about the common misconceptions about growth.
- The Knowledge Gap – I don’t know how to grow. Loretta Stapes once said, “If you are clear with what you want, the world responds with clarity.” I freaking love this quote. I am sure that many of you on this chain know what you want, but sometimes you don’t know how to get there. Many people sit back and let the school of hard knocks team them the ‘hard way’ to do things.
However, the key to growth is to be intentional about it. You choose where you want to grow.
You choose what you will learn, and then you follow through with daily disciplines to get you there. Every day I choose to grow by spending time reading my Book of Mormon, reading my self-development books, doing my goals and affirmations, writing my blog, and even doing my knee exercises. Through reading several books and studying the art of growth, I have settled in to my own personal ‘intentional growth,’ and I absolutely crave it every day.
- The Timing Gap – It is not the right time to begin. We have to remember there is a difference between deciding and doing. Frank Clark said, “What great accomplishments we’d have in the world if everybody had done what they intended to do.” Too many people wait too long to do things. The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it. The reality is that you will never get much done, unless you go ahead and do it before you are ready.
Very rarely does ‘perfect timing’ happen. The problem is that we sit around being unproductive while we wait for it. Get up and get it done, NOW! Get up and make a difference in your life, NOW! Get up and change the world, NOW! Be the person you want to be, starting today! The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going!
Know exactly where I am going, Cram