Monday, September 26, 2011


"If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings."
~Susan Polis Schultz

Seven Clubs by Tim Ellis

There is one question for which you should always have a ready answer: What am I doing to grow?

One aspect of intentional living is personal development. This is separate from setting family goals, career goals, financial goals, etc. We should always be working on self-improvement.

The answer to this question should be a deeply personal one. This is not about impressing others or striving to grow in an area that someone else believes we should improve upon.

This is all about growing as a person. If you are confused on personal development goals, below are some examples:

- learning to play the piano
- training to run a 5k
- writing a blog
- reading a specific book
- completing a project around the house
- starting an eBay business

I can’t define your personal development goal, because it has to be something that grabs your heart.

As we begin a new week, my hope for you today is that you can quickly and definitively answer the question: What am I doing to grow?

If you can answer that question, then go and make progress today. The world is waiting on you.

If you can’t answer that question, you have some work to do. Sure, we all have obligations, but don’t forget that when you are learning and at your best then you are better able to be “there” for those you love.

QUESTION: What are YOU doing to grow? Please leave comments below.

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