You Either Grow or Die!

July 10, 2013

You Either Grow or Die.


A shocking statement, but true.
I choose to adopt this statement as a life principle because it reminds me that if I’m not always trying to learn or see all things in my life as opportunities to get better and expand, then I am choosing the opposite, which is contraction, diminishment, and eventual death. Yikes! Who wants that?
So how can we ensure that we’re always growing when life throws us so many curve balls?

Well, one way is to program ourselves to expect—daily—that these moments and situations to expand and learn will come. In fact think how differently we would feel if we actually looked forward to them instead of dreaded them.

When I think about this…expecting these growth situations, I envision myself as a ninja—a spiritual ninja! Not waiting for battle or impending disaster, but excitement to challenge myself in ways I never knew I could not only handle, but execute beyond my wildest imaginations.

Taking the responsibility to program how we choose to experience our lives…our successes and our challenges is our job and only our job. It’s no one else’s job to lead us if we cannot lead ourselves.

I read this quote recently which cements this concept for me. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you meet today’s challenges with your spiritual ninja.

“When life’s challenges stop coming at us, we sometimes assume it means we’re at a good place in our spiritual growth.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. When everything is copacetic, we are spiritually flat-lining because we are no longer growing, or learning.

The universe directs us through the disturbances in our life. This is not to say that we need to seek them out, but simply to open our eyes and engage.

Your potential is waiting for you in the challenges you will choose to face.”