It’s the one piece of advice we all know is true, but don’t necessarily want to hear. If I could say one thing to my generation it would be this – Grow on purpose!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve received scores of email with questions and comments about self-development and leadership. And the resulting conversations often involve how to improve priority management and make better decisions.
Leaders and team members are looking for solutions to complex challenges in their life and work. And our conversations inevitably lead back to the same solution – grow on purpose.
When life happens
When your words are misunderstood. When people are criticizing you. When you think you can’t handle any more – grow on purpose.
When you feel discouraged and you want to quit – keep growing.
When you’re not sure if your life or your work is making a difference. When you don’t know if your leadership or influence matters – just grow on purpose.
There is one, and only one, silver bullet solution to breaking through to the next level in your life and work — to becoming the leader you long to be: You must grow!
Whatever you do – don’t stop
So many people struggle when vision or plans are unclear. They don’t know where to start or how to move forward. And they do the absolute worst thing – they stop.
So when you’re feeling unsupported, blocked, or stuck – grow on purpose.
When it doesn’t feel like you and your team are making progress – don’t stop, keep growing.
When your life and work seems designed to frustrate you and thwart your plans on your journey – grow on purpose.
Don’t stop. Keep going. Your breakthrough is closer than you think. Just keep growing.
Stop and start
No matter where you are on your journey, successful leaders who have gone before you knew one thing – the secret is to keep growing. So keep moving. Keep deciding. Keep learning. Keep leading.
Whatever your fear – grow on purpose.
If you feel like a wannabe – grow on purpose.
If you are waiting for your “big break” (and it feels like you’ve been waiting forever) – grow on purpose.
Grow. Step up. Lead. When you’re done, do it again. There’s no better way to make maximum impact – grow on purpose.
Stop complaining, whining, and questioning yourself. Stop criticizing others. Stop blaming everyone and everything else. And start doing this one very simple (but very difficult) thing – grow on purpose.