The Business Of Growing
Transformation Magazine|December 2019
How to empower ourselves one step at a time.
Kate Maria Pennell

We love the big success stories don’t we? Especially the overnight ones where someone wrote a blog post and it went so viral that there is now a vaccine for it; or a youngster designed an app and now they’re a 13-year-old millionaire.

“Think big, 10X your dreams…”

“Go hard or go home”

“Aim harder”

“5 keys to success that will transform your life”

These promises of big-time success are everywhere (these are a few I’ve seen just this week alone, and it’s only Wednesday).

We want the big results—now—and while these stories and hacks can be encouraging, they can distract us from the fact that sustainable growth doesn’t happen in the macro, but rather in the micro-world.

During the process, the change is so small that we can miss it. How many of us have heard, “Haven’t you grown!” from aunties and family friends? I remember meeting up with a friend back from university; she kept looking at me until she finally said, “There’s something different about you.” I’d been going through a period of intense inner change and it was now showing on the outside.

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