Maintaining the status quo is a risky affair

Growth is vital to both your success at a personal level and the prosperity of your business as well. Growth thinking is necessary to keep you and your business multiplying the results you produce. Every person, every enterprise and every national economy should and must focus on growth.

In a world that is growing and expanding every day, lack of growth means that you are lagging behind: If you are not growing, competitors will eventually overtake you. Growth is the only guarantee you have for the future. If you don’t focus on growth you will cease to exist. Here are some truths that you need to know about GROWTH.

  1. Growing takes courage. Every step you take to grow yourself in any dimension carries with it a certain degree of uncertainty. You have to endanger what you have already in order to become something more. Therefore, you must be willing to take reasonable amount of risks in order to grow.
  2. Growth has a psychological dimension. The mere experience of growth has a way of energizing you; growth energizes the business enterprise and attracts new opportunities. If you are not enthused about what you are doing with your life or what is happening in your business, then it may be a big tell sign that you are not on growth mode.
  3. Growth for its own sake does not do any good. Many business enterprises run into to trouble when people at the hem of leadership become obsessed with expansion plans. Any growth plans must be gradual and strategic to give you competitiveness within the realities of the operating environment.

Do not be an apology of a man or woman

Just because you are good looking doesn’t in any way guarantee that you are a good person. Good looks and good grooming have nothing at all to do with the quality of being. You can do a facial scrub, apply make-up, do a nice haircut, dress well and wear a designer’s cologne but still be an apology of a man or a woman on the inside.

You are a good person to the degree of the soundness of your emotional climate. Your emotional climate is determined by your thoughts construct. Thoughts are things and thoughts have consequences. Your emotional climate directs how you explain and interpret things out to yourself. That is really what makes you either a good person or bad person. A rotten thought pattern will obviously distort your perception of reality, how you view other people, how you behave towards them and your reactions or responses to situations.

If you are thinking ill towards someone, it is no way possible to feel good towards that person. Your behaviour and reactions towards them will tend to be hostile, confrontational, adversarial and fight-full. You can never be at peace with anyone else if you are not at peace with yourself.

The good news is that you can change that by altering your dominant thought patterns and mental attitudes. How? By deconstructing your mental model: Refuse, eradicate and reject any thought that demeans, devalues, demonizes, and degrades another person. Instead think highly of others; think well towards other people. Capitalize on thoughts of nobility, purity, harmony and good report.

For more insight on how you can turn your life around, get a hold of Stephen Kigwa’s book titled ‘The Trick of Life’. You can get an e-copy from the e-bookshop on