Most important life lessons – Growth:
Entire life is a learning process and yet there will always be a few learnings that can be categorized as universal and absolutely necessary. Of all the things that we can learn from life, what are some of the most important of all?
Life is a very personal experience. It might sound clichéd, but it is a fact; a fact very few people fully understand and acknowledge. When we study life as ‘the life’, there is very little we can learn from it, but when we study life as ‘my life’ the learning is never ending.
Let us step away from all the fixed ideas and concepts of life and try and understand life from an individual’s point of view; that is the only point of view that matters, everything else is simply conceptual with very little significance.
The first lesson of life is ‘growth’. As far as the individual is concerned, nothing defines life better than the word ‘growth’. The single biggest driving force of an individual is growth; if you are not growing, you are not living. Growing has to be the single biggest priority of life. Growing has to be foundation of life.
What growth are we talking about here? Is it just physical growth, financial growth? No. We have to grow in every way possible in order to live life to the fullest; we have to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and of course financially.
When growth is the foundation of life, the way we approach our life changes completely; our attitude towards life changes. Instead of looking at life as reaching to some destination, we will accept that changing and growing is an integral part of life. We are not here to reach somewhere, we are here to grow.
If we have to grow, then we need to keep learning. If growing is central to life, then learning becomes the most important aspect of life. This is where people get truly separated. Those who look at life as some kind of destination will get tired of learning and those who look at life as a continuous process of growing, value learning more than anything else and will continue to learn for the rest of their lives.
This makes a huge difference. When faced with difficulties and challenges, nothing comes to our rescue like the right attitude. The ultimate right approach towards life is looking at it as a continuous learning process. From inside out, from the point of view of the individual, from your point of view, life is simply a process of growing. We will look at other lessons of life next week….