Profound – Daily writing prompt
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received drastically changed the way I looked at life.
A few years ago, I had just graduated college and didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I was thousands of dollars in debt, I was living on my parents’ couch after moving back home, and I didn’t know where my life was headed.
I thought I had wanted to work for the government and that the best way to do so would be to serve in the armed forces.
Long story short, that didn’t work out, haha.
Fortunately, I soon met up with a college friend who introduced me to the world of entrepreneurship. Several more meetings within the course of a year, I had met a bunch of very high-level, successful entrepreneurs who kept giving the same advice:
Always keep learning and growing.
There’s a quote by Ray Croc that goes, “If you’re green you’re growing, if you’re ripe you’re rotting”
Jack Canfield mentions in The Success Principles the idea of C.A.N.I. = Constant and Never-ending Improvement.
In Japanese, this idea of constant improvement is called kaizen.
I learned from one of my mentors that the key to obtaining your goals is to grow and expand your comfort zone.
Instead of shrinking our goals to match our reality, we gave to grow ourselves to encompass everything we want to achieve.
It was empowering to learn that I had the potential to achieve anything, as long as commit long term to grow myself on a daily basis and constantly pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone.
I work out 5-6 times a week to keep expanding my physical comfort zone. I read almost 1 book a week to expand my knowledge. I attend church weekly in order to expand my spiritual knowledge. I am constantly setting goals and deadlines on when to achieve them to see if I’m on track. I visit my long term goals everyday so I’m always in tuned with my life vision.
Today, I can honestly say I’m happy because I always feel like I’m growing. I’m also pumped to know I’m making steady progress instead of being stuck or feeling stagnant.
Whats your most profound piece of advice? I’d love to hear about it in the comments! I respond to all comments so feel free 🙂