Here at BSG we see firsthand how effectively a business committed to continual growth produces results beyond wildest imaginings. Because we’ve seen the power of growth, BSG is always fired up to share the principles and practices that will help people make it a habit. That’s the “how to” of growth. But before anyone is ready to learn the “how” of growth, they need to embrace the “why.”
Besides business success and achieving career goals, it also creates momentum, which encourages more growth. And an emphasis on growing – rather than “arriving” – makes it easier to learn from failure. This outcome has the most power to change our business and lives in every way.
Growth of a Business
But there is more. Beyond growth making you better or opening new doors, growth increases hope.
Growth in the natural world is all about looking forward. A sapling becomes a mighty oak by growing slowly over time. An infant grows into a child, who eventually becomes an adult. Hope is the same way. It looks forward. Having hope, means imagining a better future. And hope isn’t just wishing for things that might be. It’s the firm belief in things that will be. It’s looking past your present circumstances with the belief that you and your business have a future.
Developing that sense of growth is not complicated. It’s as simple as a change in mindset. When we decide to believe that growth is possible, and commit to pursuing it, hope begins to rise. The change in focus is only the first step, but it can be the beginning of a long and rewarding journey.
Choosing to grow is important to you and your business. But that decision is not enough to create change on its own. Next, you must acknowledge growth is a gradual process – it happens one day at a time. Then establish the habit of growing on a consistent basis.
When you practice the discipline of growing a little every day, you are doing your part to strengthen the hope inside of you. With each small step taken every day, you make progress toward improving yourself and your world. It’s like author Garrison Keillor once said, “There’s only so much you can do, but you must do that much – even if you don’t know how much that is.” When you grow, you are putting your future into motion. And with every step toward the future, hope is reinforced and strengthened.
Growth over time helps us act our way into hope. When we take small steps of growth every day, over time, we see progress. And then our hope has the most potential to be realized. If you string together enough days of consistent growth, you begin to change as a person. You become better, stronger, more skilled, or all of the above. And when you change yourself, you can change your circumstances.
Need encouragement or a plan to change and improve your business? Contact BSG today!
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