THE VALUE OF THE PROCESS OF GROWTH
One of the best things I can do for myself as a learner, is to cultivate my ability to value and enjoy the process of growth. It does take time and is a continual process, but what an exciting journey.
As I have been growing and changing the direction of my life, I have realized that life goals are reached by setting annual goals, and annual goals are reaching daily goals. Daily goals are reached by doing things which may be uncomfortable at first but eventually become habits. Habits are powerful things. Habits turn actions into attitudes, and attitudes into lifestyles.
I can visualize tomorrow using it as a motivation to grow, but if I want to actually grow, my focus must be on today. If I value today, and find a way to enjoy it I will invest in today. The small steps I take today will lead to bigger steps I take someday.
The former movie star Shirley Temple Black learned about the power of living in the moment from her mother-in-law. When her husband Charles was a boy, he asked his mother, “What was the happiest moment of her life?”
“This moment now,” she responded.
“But what about all the other happy moments in your life? What about when you were married?” he asked.
She laughed and said, “My happiest moment then was then. My happiest moment now is now. You can only live in the moment your’re in so to me that is always the happiest moment.”
In my process of growth, I am living in the moment, and it is the happiest moment of my life!!