Utah Chapter President, Elias Adams, shares his strategies for Continuous Growth.
The Importance of Continuous Growth
"Growth is an important part of human development. If we are not growing our knowledge, skills, or abilities, we move backwards. If we find ourselves idle and not investing in growth opportunities, we become stagnant. If our growth is delayed or stunted, then others will pass us up."
Insights and Strategies
"I’ve tried to apply the principle of continuous growth in all aspects of my life. There have been times when I capitalized on growth opportunities, and other times when I haven’t. Often, we have to move outside of our comfort zone to grow. Personally, I find that continuous focus on personal and professional growth can be challenging and demanding. Two strategies that help me to improve are…
- Surround myself with people who excel in specific areas. These great people turn into my mentors— people I admire and want to learn from. I absorb what mentors teach and how they respond in certain situations.
- Spend time with people who lift me up rather than tear me down. This impacts my confidence and belief in what I can achieve. If I surround myself with people who are pessimistic or who put me or others down, I see a decline in my positive self-talk and ability to grow."
My goal is to be a little better today than I was yesterday. I want to be a better learning and development leader, employee, husband, and father. There are certainly days where I do not achieve my goal, but at the end of the day, I have to remind myself that tomorrow is another day, and that’s something I have control over."
What are you doing for your continuous growth?
Who are your mentors?
In what situations and interactions do you feel more confident in your ability to achieve?