Albert Einstein stated “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”. This quote is as relevant today as it was back then, his experiments led to him being one of the most famous physicists in history due to this theory. People talk about achieving their goals without taking the steps towards growth, therefore just doing the same thing they have always done.
Here are three signs you’re ready to grow:
1. You know your vision of what you want and why you want it
Firstly, you must know where you want to go, as your current state is not where you want to be. With personal development, you should write down a small description of you now and one of where you want to be in a specific time. This will give you direction on where you want to be in the near future.
2. You’re meeting established goals
If you’re reaching your current goals, it is time to push harder. The only way you will grow is by pushing yourself beyond your current ceiling as there is no room to move in a comfort zone. When setting goals, you must ensure it is what you want to do and that it can realistically be achieved.
3. You fail the “Last day of your Life” test too often
Steve Jobs at Stanford University expressed “if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something”. This quote really hit home, that above all you are only going to grow if you enjoy what you do. Many of you, make choices on what you want to do – meaning that there may be times that you have to make choices you don’t like but you will identify the best choice for you. If you keep saying “No”: change, adapt and grow – make the choices for you to be content because when that happens you will grow to reach your vision. Forget the IPhone, this is by far the most powerful concept Steve Jobs presented to you.
I am going to use Steve Jobs to finish here as I feel he really nails the point with this quote as he stated “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make big choices in life”. If that doesn’t motivate you to grow NOW, I am not sure what will. The signs may or may not be there for you but there is never the right time to grow – we are a clock and time is not on our side. We must therefore, keep growing to ensure we make the best of our life as what ever you believe – this will be our only chance.