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You either grow or you die. Sounds a bit harsh, but it’s true. Take apples for instance: as long as they are on the tree, they are growing. As soon as they are picked, they start to die. But it doesn’t always seem that way. It often looks perfect to eat at that moment. It’s the same with people. Once they stop growing, they start dying. Even though it doesn’t always look that way.
Natural growth vs. do-it-yourself
If you’re young, you don’t really have to do a lot to grow. First, if you’re still a child, growth comes naturally. When you’re around 16 years old, your growth spurts may have stopped, but you’re still evolving and growing as a person. You go to school, you get a higher education after that and then you start working.
And that’s the tricky part.
As soon as you start working, you also have to take over your growth process yourself. It’s easy to find a job, be content and stop growing. But that means you’re dying. And since you have so much years left, that would be such a waste of time and of life.
Grow to feel alive
If you want to feel alive, you have to continue to grow. See new places, do new things. Do the scary stuff. Growth isn’t always easy, it may come from doing the hardest things. It may even be those things you tell yourself you cannot do, because you don’t have the time, the money or the right people. But those are all excuses. There are always ways to grow.
I’m done dying, I’m ready to live life to the fullest. And yes, that means that I did submit my book proposal 🙂
What about you? What will you do today to really start living?