Thursday, July 14, 2011

Your Growth Factor: How You Actually Become What You Are (New Thought)

Forcing change, denying change... It matters not. You're changing anyway.

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit." Henry Adams
In the long run, you're no safer seeking security than in taking calculated risks. And risk brings a lot more reward.

"Sanity is a madness put to good use." George Santayana
We are all mad, dysfunctional, and heading in the wrong direction. And that's the GOOD news! You're not alone. 

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." Gail Sheehy
A step outside the comfort zone now and then will shake you up, but you'll be the better for it.

"When it's dark enough, you can see the stars." Ralph Waldo Emerson
You need both the dark and the light. You're blind in either, when they're total.

So, you grow by taking risks, stepping out of your comfort zone, and embracing your own darkness. And, ultimately, as Maxwell Maltz said, "Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other."  

Playing small, giving in to your cowardice, keeps you chained. But by deciding to take different actions, you will change your results and those changed results will change your beliefs, which will change your future decisions, which change your actions, and voila! New results. And, most important, new habits.

That's how you grow.

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