Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Develop what you lack.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
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