“Sometimes, development is enough reason for us to keep pushing.”
A friend of mine told me, “Andrew, I can pick a certain intensity in you. You never settle.”
He is probably right. There is something in me that is waiting to be unleashed. It is trickling through the gaps of what I see as education.
May it be a learnt skill, a grammar correction or a social pretence I gathered – they all point to the same thing over and over again – which is development.
Development takes so many forms. The moment we pick them, we should scrutinise forces that lie beneath. It is in each acknowledgement of growth we set our character.
Say for instance, understanding office dynamics, we learn who are the major players besides our manager. We find who can influence the boss and the people we can rely on. We take that understanding and apply it to the next employment.
Yet, it takes awareness to keep amelioration. The moment we keep that hunger and sensitivity for learning, it becomes a part of us.
That relentless pursuit of improvement requires a level of openness. It is the calibre that challenges even our own values and beliefs.
Therefore, it takes so much effort to have a great persona of growth. It may not be worth it for some of us. However, at least, we surely made our lives worthwhile.