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Everything grows. Its natural. So what happens when something stops growing? It eventually will die. Our bodies stop growing at a certain age, but our minds shouldn’t. So,what happens when you stop intellectually growing? You become static. Life gets boring, uninteresting, no challenges, no excitement, just the same old same old. Could this lead to depression, sadness?

If we chose to grow intellectually then we stimulate the mind, which stimulates the body. Or we can chose to believe that fixed mindset of not being smart enough, being too old, not having the right circumstances to grow. Continue living in the same routine over and over. It is noted that growth often leads to increased happiness. How does that work? Let’s examine a few examples.

Change can bring growth.  Often we are afraid of change, even when we know it is good for us we still refuse to change and grow, to learn or try something new. But what is the alternative.
Well life is boring, life becomes stagnant.

How can growth bring happiness.

In relationships, if you don’t grow, then a relationship will remain stagnant, unappealing, maybe even boring.  If you chose to grow a relationship, then you embrace change, you are willing to accept faults, failures, and try new and exciting things without needing perfection.  A relationship
that grows together has new energy, a future of possibilities, happiness.. Relationships that don’t grow, wither away.

Whether you are 20 or 60, if you grow in life by learning anything; a new skill, a new job, learning a new hobby, a new language, it helps you find purpose. Purpose leads to increased self esteem, increased self confidence which in turn leads to happiness without having to be perfect.  

People who grow aren’t afraid to fail.  They see failure as a learning lesson. If they hit a setback they view it as useful.  


Benefits to growth:

  • You learn to enjoy doing things even if you are not perfect at it.
  • It can help with relationships. Not expecting perfection, but allowing for faults.
  • Growth helps improve self esteem, and self confidence.
  • Growth can lower the risk for depression. Not needed validation.
  • People more often take responsibility for their actions.