50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 35 Growth by Michael George Knight

Chapter 35: Growth


The life process is a growth process, unfolding, evolving and becoming. We are here to grow and thrive in all areas of our life. Either growing physically, mentally, spirituality, financially, emotionally and in our relationships. Growth is a two-sided coin, one side is the natural progression of growth in your life whether you do anything or not. The other side of the coin is the actions we take in our life to further push our personal growth in areas we want to develop.


You have the power to take control of your life and develop in the way you see fit. There comes a point of time in your life when excuses don’t stand and you realize you are the designer of your present and future. You can leave your past behind and walk a different route. You can take control of your health, your finances, your relationships, your mind and your emotions. You don’t have to live the same as you always have and don’t have to walk the same road.


Growth requires you to step out of your comfort zone, getting uncomfortable is where progress in life lives. You need to continue to push yourself out of your comfort zone to grow. It is natural to fall into comfort patterns in life where there is no pain, some pleasure and no achievement. For you to accelerate growth in your life you need to take some short-term pain for future goal achievement.



From the moment you were conceived the growth process begins. From a beginning of nothingness becomes somethingness in a short amount of amount of time. From being born to changing rapidly in the first years of infancy, to childhood through to adolescence and becoming an adult. All of those years changing and becoming a different version of yourself to the current moment in time where you find yourself. Take a moment to reflect on your life and the extraordinary metamorphosis you have undertaken in your life. Your current self and your newborn self are nothing alike. Now fast forward 30 years in your mind’s eye and see that the next period of growth in your life is not going to be just the body, but about the grow of the seeds you have sown. The family you have sown, the career you have sown, your seeds of passion, your blossoming friendships, your spiritual growth and the growth of your community, your country and the wellbeing of others. Your growth in life expands out in all dimensions of life where you put your energy, just like a star trail rotating and expanding as time goes on. You are the master of your fate, the director of your life and the chooser behind the choice of the direction of your growth.




  • A major difference between leaders and also-rans is that superior men and women are always stretching themselves, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. (Brian Tracy)
  • All too often, the security of a mediocre present is more comfortable than the adventure of trying to be more in the future. (Anthony Robbins)
  • As you grow and evolve, it might feel like you’re losing your mind. But you’re just losing the old mindset that was holding you back. (Ruben Chavez)
  • Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Big jobs usually go to those who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Children who don’t grow up become adults who cause problems. (Fernando Diaz)
  • Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. (John F. Kennedy)
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Don’t go through life, grow through life. (Eric Butterworth)
  • Don’t join an easy crowd, you won’t grow. Go where the expectations are high, the demands are high, go where the pressure is on. (Jim Rohn)
  • Don’t let someone else’s lack of vision restrict your growth. (Les Brown)
  • Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)
  • Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. (Bruce Lee)
  • Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. (Doug Firebaugh)
  • Every step forward means tearing oneself lose from the maternal womb of unconsciousness in which the mass of men dwells. (Carl Jung)
  • Everything you’ve ever done, every person you’ve ever met, every experience you’ve ever had, is a part of who you are today, adding interesting layers to your being, and colourful depths to your soul. Everything needed to be as it was so you could grow as you did and do. (Unknown)
  • For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. (Cynthia Occelli)
  • For all of us, the only constant factor in life is our feelings and attitudes toward life. A major challenge faced by us all is that we learn to experience the changing of life’s cycles without being changed by To make a constant and conscious effort to improve ourselves in face of changing circumstance. (Jim Rohn)
  • For you to grow, to get out of your comfort zone, you have to be willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable doing it the first few times. (Brian Tracy)
  • Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. (Rollo May)
  • Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Get confident being uncertain. Don’t give up just because something is hard. Pushing through challenges is what makes you grow. (Unknown)
  • Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. (Thomas Jefferson)
  • Growing up means taking responsibility instead of shrugging it off. (Dexter Yager)
  • Growth and comfort do not coexist. (Ginni Rometty)
  • Growth and increase are a part of mankind and all of nature. It is inherent in each of us to desire more. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. (Gail Sheehy)
  • Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. (Mandy Hale)
  • Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. (Pearl S. Buck)
  • He who’s not busy being born is busy dying. (Bob Dylan)
  • Honour those big steps outside of your comfort zone because they will make you better. (Brendon Burchard)
  • If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level. (Bruce Lee)
  • If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? (Rumi)
  • If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. (Martin Luther King Jr.)
  • If you don’t have something that you desire, use the ‘vacuum law’ of prosperity and create room for it by throwing out old goods. Make way for growth. (Catherine Ponder)
  • If you know me based on who I was a year ago, you don’t know me at all. My growth game is strong. Allow me to reintroduce myself. (Unknown)
  • If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there? (Les Brown)
  • Inch by inch everything’s a cinch. (Robert Schuller)
  • It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. (Bruce Lee)
  • It is not where you start it’s where you want to go and your willingness to work to get there that will make a difference. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Learn to work harder on your own personal growth than anything else. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. (Morihei Ueshiba)
  • Most people have been hurt fairly seriously in the growth process and unless they do their healing and work through this negativity, they will never become totally who they are. (Sister Evalene)
  • Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. (Brian Tracy)
  • No one limits your growth but you. If you want to earn more, learn more. (Tom Hopkins)
  • No person ever advanced by traveling in reverse. (Unknown)
  • Only through errors one learns, and only through difficulties one grows. (Osho)
  • Our purpose here is to evolve physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. (Amorah Quan-Yin)
  • Personal development is a daily thing. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Personal growth is often the result not of doing something new, but of seeing the same things in a new light. (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Put yourself in a perpetual state of preparation and discomfort. Your power is beyond your comfort zone. (Les Brown)
  • Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. (Napoleon Hill)
  • That through becoming less, you become more. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • The growth sequence involves goals, reality checking, options, and will. (Timothy Gallwey)
  • The mature human being will feel the need at some point to shake off their script like a skin and write their own story. (Muriel James)
  • The only evidence of life is growth. (Wayne Dyer)
  • The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change, is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open. (C. Joybell)
  • The person you will be in five years depends largely on the information you feed your mind today. Be picky about the books you read, the people you spend time with and the conversations you engage in. (Ruben Chavez)
  • The real magic and power in you will be found outside of your comfort zone. (Grant Cardone)
  • The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, struggle to reach the light. (Sandra Kring)
  • The unknown is where growth resides. Both for civilization and for the individual. (Wayne Dyer)
  • The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself. (Wallace D. Wattles)
  • The way to expand our lives is to model the lives of those people who are already succeeding. (Anthony Robbins)
  • The way to move forward is to stop looking back. (Warren Adler)
  • There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps. (Peter A. Cohen)
  • There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. (Indian Proverb)
  • There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. (Aldous Huxley)
  • To arrive at a place called mastery, you must commit to daily and rigorous practice. Enjoy practicing your craft for its own sake without turning your attention to your ultimate destination. Understand, once and for all, that the journey is as important as the destination. (Robin Sharma)
  • To keep moving up you have to abandon the security of that ledge and reach for another hold. Letting go of that sense of security is the challenge, think of yourself as climbing a ladder. To move to the next rung, you must give up your grip and reach for the next one. (Nick Vujicic)
  • Unless we try to do something beyond what we have already mastered we will never grow. (Unknown)
  • Wasting energy to obtain rare objects only impedes one’s growth. (Wayne Dyer)
  • We either improve, or we regress, for never do we remain the same. (Jim Rohn)
  • We should want to grow into individuals, with individual goals, individual thinking, individual action. And that we will be happiest if we will do our work as best we possibly can, even though it may be the fashion for most of the rest to slide along as easily as possible. (Earl Nightingale)
  • When you are not willing to be challenged, disturbed or offended, you are not willing to explore your weaknesses or ever reach your highest potential. (Bryant McGill)
  • With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • You are continually evolving and growing and developing in the direction of your dominant thoughts. (Brian Tracy)
  • You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back. (Unknown)
  • You must endure the turbulence of change in order to grow. (Les Brown)
  • Your abilities will grow. You’ll draw on untapped potential and talents that you never knew existed. And as time goes on, you’ll draw from new reserves deep within your creative mind. Before you know it, you’ll be able to accomplish things that now seem impossible to achieve. You’ll be able to handle things you never thought you could handle. Your mind will give birth to new and creative ideas. (Jim Rohn)


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