Growth Only Comes When You Transform

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Ultimately, the only way to be fulfilled is to constantly grow and to contribute in a meaningful way to other people, to the world. And in order to grow, all of us have to be willing to let go of our fear and let go of who we are, and we've got to set standards and we've got to challenge ourselves. What makes people leaders in life is their willingness to say, 'Raise your standard. Demand more from yourself.' That's what all leaders of any sort do: They call people to a higher standard. I think that causes people to grow. [...]

Growth does not come from having an intellectual discussion with yourself. Growth only comes when you transform. And you must take that growth and convert that to something meaningful so that the world becomes better, so that the heaven on earth that we were talking about earlier actually becomes a possible reality -- and I think it ultimately will. It already is for many people. It's just a matter of making your peer group become humanity instead of your peer group being a small number of people that you have influence over or impact on in your lifetime. [...]

I think that anything we can do to more thoroughly understand how we function as human beings, what really drives us, and how we can utilize that understanding to be better human beings and better spiritual beings, is definitely a part of our evolution. And I think it has to happen rapidly because our technology is multiplying in its capacity and its strength and its diversity more rapidly than our technology for the management of human emotion, which is what drives all human action. And I think that's the part that has to be focused on. We need to develop the emotional and spiritual muscles to deal with whatever challenges show up.

--Tony Robbins, from an interview, "Excellence is not enough"

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    On Sep 23, 2009 Sandra E. Angulo wrote:

    Thank you! thank you for all the beauty and goodness your sight provides.


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    On Jan 16, 2008 tsholofelo wrote:
    wow growth especialy spiritually thats one thing i would realy love to myself atchiving.but its all in the mind converting things in a more meaningful way.thanx 4 sharing this powerfull message

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    On Nov 13, 2007 Mussie Habte wrote:
    Yes, I do beleive that growth comes from personal transformation. Unless, there happens to be a change there will be no growth. This is a fact from mother nature. Growing physically is not enough, we have also to grow from deep the heart and be human.

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    On Aug 21, 2007 Micky wrote:
    "And He summoned the multitude with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"[Mark 8: 34 -38]

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    On Aug 21, 2007 Rohan wrote:
    Topic content is good. But the matter is debatable....

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    On Aug 20, 2007 mariam wrote:
    iluv the reality aspect of these views and how applicable they r to every day life!

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