Growth happens naturally...right?
I mean as babies, barring any abnormalities, we grow naturally.
At least when it comes to it physically.
But what about when it comes to personal development?
That's on you.
Often, we seem to use the same tool (hammer) for every problem we come across. Being that life is dynamic and constantly changing it would be safe to assume that we can't approach every problem with the same mindset.
With that said, there seems to be a misunderstanding that suggests every obstacle in life naturally just gets better and solves itself spontaneously.
You hear it often from your closest friends and family, "Don't worry it will get better" or "Stick it out and keep going."
Not to sound too much of a jerk, but they are wrong.
I'm not saying they don't have your best interest and love you, but the truth is problems and obstacles don't solve themselves magically.
It takes energy.
It takes work.
It takes a change in routine.
In other words, you need to do something about it.
When it comes to growth, your ability to apply yourself is vital.
So why is growth important? If you value success and want to achieve your goals, you need growth.
Now at times, you may get by in life, but that is due to chance. Chance is out of your control. Nobody should live their live in accordance to chance. Either way, you will plateau.
Even biologically, we as human evolved to grow mentally as time passes, altricious. That's to say we are born with a bit of knowledge but have a huge capacity to learn. On the contrary, animals such as birds are precocious which is to say they are born with natural knowledge to survive but don't have a huge capacity to learn as much.
Make it a conscious goal to surround yourself with mentors, read books, buy programs and attend seminars and conferences.
You have a huge capacity to learn. You have a huge capacity to grow. You have a huge capacity to be successful.
My name is Romario Villanueva. Entrepreneur & blogger. I'm a graduate from Rutgers University with several certifications from top schools through Coursera. I love all things business, psychology, and basketball. Feel free to reach out to me on Facebook and LinkedIn