I didn’t google this but I’m sure multiple people have said it. I heard the concept as I watch Kung Fu Panda at the movie theater with my daughters over the holiday.
So the key here is growth right? Or is it to not be complacent? I think about someone I know, a former friend and collegue who is so caught up in what she used to be that she has no use for embarking on developing further. She is anxious to get back what she lost, anxious to be her former uber successful self. For her, since she won’t change, she will surely never be more than she is today, for this statement fits her like a glove.
For myself however, when I don’t feel exactly excited about potential opportunities or I don’t feel especially charged about the direction of my business or my career, it is time for me to step back and see what is it that I can try differently. I step back and see what it is that I’m not doing that I need to try!
In order words, I try to find, what it is that I’ve never done before. I then plan to see if I can master it and see if it will bring a new talent into my skill set so to speak. Perhaps it might be something that is a catalyst for good, for growth and could benefit me and my company for years moving forward.
The statement that “you will never be more than you are today” is a statement that I’m afraid of quite frankly. This is a good fear because this fear is what motivates me to make sure that I’m constantly evolving, constantly learning and in the end I’m optimistic that my best days are yet to come…… No, more than optimistic, I am 100% sure of it!