Summer is synonymous with relaxation, from lazy days at home to fun and exciting vacations or trips. While this time of year and the warm weather that accompanies it inspire a desire for many to let their hair down, for others, the summer months are a time to grow and take giant leaps toward achieving goals of all sorts. This can be easier said than done when days or on the road come knocking, so take a look at some quotes on growth to motivate you to chase your goals this season.
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle” -Napoleon Hill
This quote is important to keep reminding yourself when you are pushing yourself to the limit during a workout and in all areas of life. Pain is temporary, and growth comes from it. You will need to struggle and put in effort past your normal comfort zone if you are going to truly grow. If you are doing ten squat reps, and they feel easy, push yourself to do a couple more. You are not benefiting yourself by taking the easy way out or cutting yourself slack.
Imagine you are a rubber band of sorts. The band can only stretch when it is being pushed to its maximum, but if you push the band too much before it is stretched out, thae it will snap. Find your limits, and work within them.
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” -James Cash Penny
Growth does not happen by accident. It is not just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. It is a product of many factors, such as hard work, motivation, commitment, and persistence. When it comes to life, hard work leads to growth, pushing in the right direction leads to growth, being conscious of our attitudes leads to growth. All of these forces need to be working together, not just one or two of them, in order to successfully grow.
“The journey is never-ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.” -Antonio Brown
This just might be the most important takeaway of them all. The journey and growth have no endpoints, no limits. It is useful, of course, to set temporary goals and milestones, as hitting those milestones will be great for positive reinforcements and keep you motivated to move forward. However, when you hit your goals, keep setting more goals.
On that note, however, it is important to acknowledge that you may not achieve all of your goals right away. It can be a slow process, but the longer and harder you work toward hitting your goals the better it will feel when you actually do.