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Living in a world where we wake up each morning to new innovations and improvements on how things were, just a night before shows beyond every reasonable doubt that life is ever changing.

Phases fade out because even life grows. Therefore, it is a huge risk to remain stagnant in a world ruled by pace and ace.

Here are some factors that can aid your growth...

Change

It’s high time we realized that change isn’t just a theoretical phenomenon. Change isn’t a part of life, but change is life.

Change is life itself. It's either we live it or it leaves us behind. Click To Tweet

This means that we should constantly be on the move, in our journey of personal development. This requires the totality of our lives, being conscious of the fact that every move either made or not made reflects in the scale of our progress.

Build your capacity

How ready are we for the opportunities that we seek?

Most times we have great plans on how we want to make a huge positive impact in the lives of others. We have dreams of how we want to make a difference, how we want to change the world for the better.

All fine and beautiful! But how often do we resolve to change ourselves, become better with our skills, our talents and our endowments in general?

It’s important to note that true success and lasting positive impact in the lives of others begin within us as individuals. For we cannot give out more than the content of our worth. Therefore, in order not to be left behind by life, we must by all means, consciously and consistently…

  • Improve our skills
  • Fuel and refuel our knowledge tank
  • Learn something new each day

Tell your story

There is the foundational piece of every success story. It is a never-ending phase of moving from where we are, to where we want to be. By owning your story, you appreciate how far you’ve come.

It may be a period of rejections, so many imperfections. Perhaps, a period of falling and rising, a period of self-discovery or even a period of just taking one step at a time, but in all, it is never a period of stagnancy.

Beyond all the ups and downs, one must keep at a certain pace, even if it means moving inch by inch.

“We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement; we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction. – Chuck Gallozzi

Be Clear and Specific

In the words of Jack Canfield, an all-time success guru…

” Whatever your goal, decide where you want to improve and what steps you’ll need to take to achieve that improvement. To keep yourself focused on constant and never-ending improvement, ask yourself every day, “

  • How can I improve today?
  • What can I do better than before?
  • Where can I learn a new skill or develop a new competency?

If you do, you’ll embark on a lifelong journey of improvement that will ensure your success.”

Take one step at a time

You do not have to suddenly mature into a particular phase of life. That’s why it is called ‘GROWTH’. It’s a process! It involves stages. You don’t have to rush in and out.

Plant yourself in a healthy and environment void of chokiness.

Water yourself, open yourself to the sunshine, breath and enjoy the process because this will lead you to the YOU of your desires.
Remember! Grow into your next level, do not hop into it and watch ‘you glow before your own eyes’!


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Eden Benibo
Author: Eden Benibo

Eden Benibo is a young writer from Nigeria. Her writing started as a childhood hobby and transcended to an addiction. As a poet, she also writes articles, short stories, essays, quotes and lyrics. Eden finds fulfilment in being a voice in a world full of noise. Her works have been published on various newspapers, magazines and journals; including 'The Evergreen Poetry Journal, New York, USA and The 2017 New England Poetry Anthology. To her credit, she has won- -The Escape Award 2017 (Aspiring Author of the year) -Elite Writers Award 2017 -Elite Writers Award 2016 - Top 100-Poems of the year 2016 by International Poetry -Most Heart-felt poem of the year 2016 by International Poetry -Top 10 Poems in the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2015 She is currently an undergraduate of the University of Benin (Uniben), studying Mass Communication.

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