In a world that is constantly changing, having a growth mindset is essential to success.  If you are not growing, then you are dying – there is no staying the same.

If you are going to see personal growth in your life, then you must understand these three things about growth:

1.  Growth is not automatic.
Growth doesn’t happen on it’s own.  It’s not an automatic process.   If you are going to see growth in your life, then you must be intentional about it.  Change is inevitable, but growth is optional.  Personal growth cannot be left up to chance.
Get rid of the excuses.  You can make excuses or you can make progress, but you can’t make both.  Decide what areas of your life you want to focus on, and then determine what steps you are going to take to see growth.

Ask, “What are you intentionally doing to make sure you are growing?”

2.  Growth doesn’t happen by what you do in a day, but by what you do daily.
Motivation gets you going, discipline keeps you growing.  The key to growth is discipline and consistency.

Don’t underestimate what you can accomplish if you are consistently working every day towards a goal.  Many people think greatness is an achievement that comes about on some day, but it’s rather a result of the habits you have each and every day.

Ask, “What are you daily habits that are bringing about growth in your life?”

3.  Everyone has potential to grow.
Potential is a word of hope, promise, and optimism.   It’s a word that gives a vision of what’s possible.  Why do many people and organizations underachieve, and never realize their full potential?
Perhaps it’s because they take things for granted, such as their talent and ability.  When you take things for granted you let up….you find yourself feeling entitled rather than working hard to reach your potential.

Don’t allow discouragement and adversity to prevent you from growing and making progress towards reaching your full potential.  The obstacles you face are only there for you to determine how bad you really want it.

You will never reach your full potential if you allow the challenges of life to stop you.

Ask yourself, “Am I working as hard has I possibly can, or have I allowed entitlement to creep in?” and “Am I allowing obstacles to discourage me from growing and reaching my full potential.

Decide today you are going to be intentional about your growth.  Make sure your daily habits are going to lead you to where you want to go, and you will reach your potential to become the person you were meant to be.