DON'T SETTLE INTO A COMFORT ZONE!

Never Stay Satisfied with Current Accomplishments

Rick Warren says, “The greatest enemy of tomorrow’s success is today’s success.”
And he is  right.  Thinking  that  you  have  “arrived”  when  you  accomplish  a  goal  has  the  same  effect  as believing you know it all. It takes away your desire to learn. It’s another characteristic of destination disease.  But successful people don’t sit back and rest on their laurels.  They know that wins - like losses - are  temporary,  and  they  have  to  keep  growing  if  they  want  to  continue  being  successful. Charles Handy remarked, “It is one of the paradoxes of success that the things and ways which got you there are seldom those things that keep you there.”

No  matter  how  successful  you  are  today,  don’t  get  complacent.  Stay  hungry.  Sydney  Harris insisted that “a winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others; a loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows.” Don’t settle into a comfort zone, and don’t let success go to your head. Enjoy your success briefly, and then move on to greater growth.

Start Growing Today

Napoleon Hill said, “It’s not what you are going to do, but it’s what you are doing now that counts.”
Many unsuccessful people have what I call “someday sickness” because they could do some things to bring value to their lives right now.  But they put them off and say they’ll do them someday.  Their motto is “one of these days.” But as the old English proverb says, “One of these days means none of these days.” The best way to ensure success is to start growing today. No matter where you may be starting from, don’t be discouraged; everyone who got where he is started where he was.
Why do you need to determine to start growing today? There are several reasons:
Growth is not automatic. Just because you grow older doesn’t mean you keep growing. That’s how it is with some creatures, such as crustaceans. As a crab or a lobster ages, it grows and has to shed its shell. But that’s not the trend for people. The road to the next level is uphill, and it takes effort to keep growing. The sooner you start, the closer to reaching your potential you’ll be.


Growth today will provide a better tomorrow. Everything you do today builds on what you did yesterday. And altogether, those things determine what will happen tomorrow. That’s especially true in regard to growth. Oliver Wendell Holmes offered this insight: “Man’s mind, once stretched by new ideas, never regains its original dimensions.” Growth today is an investment for tomorrow.
Growth is your responsibility. When you were a small child, your parents were responsible for you even for your growth and education. But as an adult, you bear that responsibility entirely. If you don’t make growth your responsibility, it will never happen.
There  is  no  time  like  right  now  to  get  started.  Recognize  the  importance  that  personal  growth plays in success, and commit yourself to developing your potential today.

WINNERS ARE MADE, NOT BORN!