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CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO BE BETTER… TO DO MORE… TO LIVE FOR GROWTH!

If you are at all familiar with our content, you might have noticed how we always intentionally include our mission statement to Challenge yourself to be better, to do more and to Live For Growth in every single post.  As a reader has it peaked your curiosity as to what is our intention behind this action?

Vision, mission

Living for growth is about having the mindset of being receptive and aware of what you need to do in order to develop into a better version of who you already are.  When we are constantly challenging ourselves, we grant us the opportunity of becoming someone we can truly be proud of.

The choice is up to you.  If you’re interested, we have gathered several key actions that have helped us keep the focus on our growth mindset, our learning potential and have compiled them for your benefit.

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How Can You Challenge Yourself To Be Better?

Stop Making Excuses

The only thing standing between you and your goals are the excuses you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

Listen to others

Most people do not listen with the intention of understanding, instead they listen with the intent to reply.

Be honest

Integrity is telling myself the truth; Honesty is telling the truth to other people, because honest people don’t hide their deeds.

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A reader lives a thousand lives before they die and the one who never reads lives only one and not to its fullest extent.

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Let go of all the anger

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.  There is no love without forgiveness and there is certainly no forgiveness without love.  Love yourself by being able to forgive yourself.

Be Helpful

The purpose of life is not to be happy, it is to be useful, to be honorable, compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived, and lived well.

Be open to change

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.  Those who cannot change their mind will not change anything.

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Be respectful

Respect is a two way street.  If you want to receive it you have to provide it.  Respect other people’s beliefs; it might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.

Always be adventurous

Every man’s life ends the same way.  It is only the details of how he lived that distinguish one man from another. So make sure to add life to your days instead of days to your life.  Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.

Be assertive

Never retreat, never explain.  Get it done and let them become inspired.  Nobody can give you freedom; nobody can give you equality, justice or anything.  If you truly want it you have to take it!

Be Confident

Each time we face our fears, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.  Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do bigger things well too.

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Be compassionate

Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.  Compassion is the basis of morality.  Look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.

Always be reliable

Be constantly good in quality or performance and able to be trusted.  Work well and behave in the way that you would expect others to behave.

Be Persistent

Set goals, break the goal into smaller pieces, devote a set amount of time each day to your goals so you can connect each one with established habits and action steps.

Take responsibility

In the long run, we shape our lives and shape ourselves.  The process never ends until the day we die.  The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

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Dont limit yourself

Follow your passion.  Be prepared to work hard and sacrifice.  Above all; do not let anyone limit your dreams.

Never Assume Anything

Never assume you understand.  Make sure to ask the questions.  People around you are constantly under the pull of their emotions.  They can change their ideas by the day or even by the hour depending of their moods.  You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement or their permanent desire.

Keep Your Word

When you don’t keep your word, you lose credibility.  Keeping your word is one of the smallest yet most impactful things you can do to build trust.

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Dont take shortcuts

You can’t expect to grow stronger or achieve great things when you avoid hard work.  I have never met someone who said: “I’m so thankful I took all those shortcuts in my life.”  Strong people are not built through shortcuts or copycats.

Be encouraging

A word of encouragement during hard times is worth more than an hour of praise after success.  Learn the value of encouraging others and practice it constantly.  Be a light in someone’s darkness!

Do the right things

In every decisive moment, the best thing you can do is the right. This will free you from any possible guilt.  This is the magic key to living your life with integrity.

How Can You Challenge Yourself To Do More?

Take control of your time

Time management behaviors are very much a matter of choice. You choose to be efficient or you choose to be disorganized. You choose to focus and concentrate on your highest-value tasks, or you choose to spend your time on activities that contribute little value to your life. And you are always free to choose. Take Control!

Donate

No one has ever become poor by giving.” It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.  “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Dont compare yourself

The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.  Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”

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Finish what you start

Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?  Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.

Establish Goals

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”  The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”  In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivial things.”

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Use your strengths

Don’t die by your weaknesses, live through your strengths”  You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”  Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment.”  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Dont allow negative thinking

When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.  It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

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Always Give Back

Giving is the highest expression of potency…Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.  We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Make a list - Prioritize

One of the things I realized is that if you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don’t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.  The best we can do is prioritize our needs and make choices accordingly.

How Can You Challenge Yourself To Live For Growth?

Take better care of yourself

Self-care is how you take your power back.” An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”  Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”

Learn new things

You will never know how much you can accomplish until you try. Never stop trying. Your miracle will come in undefined moments.”  Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attend to with diligence.  Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Grow and Change

If you don’t try, you forfeit the opportunity.”  You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.  Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.  Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

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Focus on the present

Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for your life to begin and start making the most of the moment you are in.”  The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.  Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now.”  If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence.  The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.

Be passionate

If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.  If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

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Mindfulness

The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. –  Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.  Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.”  When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.  Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”

Define what growth represents to you

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.  There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

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A New Chapter Begins!

You will never be a finished product! The journey of personal development can be considered your book and life story in which each chapter impacts your story, but can not define your outcome.  It is time you started writing a new chapter in your life!  One in which you take control of the direction your life is headed.

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Our lives are designed for continuous evolution mostly based on the various daily factors that surround us and how we react to each one.  Do not be defined by your limitations; but by the desire of growth that will fuel your every effort.  Never let a day go by in which you do not Challenge Yourself To Be Better… To Do More… To Live For Growth!

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

What are some other ways you have been able to Challenge Yourself in your daily life?  How do you motivate yourself to be better?  Are you looking for ways to do more?  Make sure to leave us a comment!

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