Personal (and Business) Growth Comes Through Change

In his wonderful book, Anam Cara, our favorite Irishman, John O’Donohue, talks about growth and change. He quotes John Henry Newman, who said, “To grow is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Then John O. adds this inspiration,

“Change, therefore, need not be threatening; it can in fact bring our lives to perfection. Perfection is not cold completion. Neither is it avoidance of risk and danger in order to keep the soul pure or the conscience unclouded. When you are faithful to the risk and ambivalence of growth, you are engaging your life. The soul loves risk, it is only through the door of risk that growth can enter.” 

Words to tape to our morning mirror as we prepare ourselves and our dreams for the new millennium.