Are you Growing Older or Growing Up?

I was listening to the radio a couple of weeks back and I scribbled down on a piece of paper what I heard because I thought “how interesting”. The topic was, was growing older versus growing up. And so they asked, and I asked myself, what’s the difference? And you may be asking yourself what is the difference?

I was quite intrigued by the answer to this question as explained to me by the talk show host. He suggested that growing older has simply to do with the passage of time…. And before you know it, you can look back over your life and you’ll be able to see whether you had just grown older or grown up.

Well, I thought about that for a few moments and realized that you do not have to wait to look back at your life from a ripe old age, but you really can look back in that rear view mirror of life at any time. So here is the difference; if you are growing, fully growing up, you can look at yourself and you can see in your life what you’d like to create or change or learn, what it is about yourself that you wish to improve upon, and how can you be of more service to your family and to others? Also you can assess what you can do to grow in your life personally that will add value to not only your life, but the lives of others.

You see, I believe life is not all about what you can get; it’s about what you can give. And then the natural response to giving is receiving. It’s a cycle, there has to be a giver to have a receiver and vice verse. The more we give, truly the more we do receive.

So if you think about it …if you really think about it… ask yourself now, have you grown up much, are you growing up or are you simply just growing older? Isn’t it great that you have a choice in the matter? Embrace those gifts you were given….grow them…and share them with the world. Only YOU can bring to the world the gift you were born to give!

Mona McClelland
Your Abundant Life Guide
7 Steps to More Time, Money & Love

4 Responses to “Are you Growing Older or Growing Up?”

  1. Stefan Ripka says:

    Very nice post! I like the idea of taking some time to look back and reevaluate your life path. I know I need to make some changes in my life, and I don’t want to look back in a few years and see that I simply grew older. Thanks for the inspiration Mona!

  2. CoachMona says:

    Hi Stefan,

    I appreciate your comment. Thank you.
    A simple exercise is to decide where you want to be in a year, 5 and 10 years….. take a long hard look at where you are now. Then determine what your priorities are….focus on them first and don’t follow anyone elses dream but your own!

  3. This is going to have me thinking for a week. Very nice job. You’ve expanded my thinking about life.

  4. CoachMona says:

    Hi Rico Ramiro,

    Thank you for your comment and I am glad to get you thinking..Let me know what comes of it!

    Coach Mona

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