Without Growth, Improvement Has No Meaning By Abimbola Abatta

Last night, I was going through my documents and I stumbled on the first application letter I wrote in 2017. (I actually typed the letter and made extra copies. 🤦🤦) I was fresh out of the university. I intended to work while waiting for my National 
Youth Service Corps (NYSC) call-up letter. 

I dropped off the application letter at Best Speakers International Consult. Although I received a message to come for an interview a week later, I could not go due to some personal reasons.
Anyways, that's not where I am heading.

When I saw the application letter last night, I noticed some mistakes, and I realised I have become a finer writer than I was four years ago. I told myself I have grown. 

In life, it is crucial to measure who we are today against whom we were yesterday. Take a critical look at your journey, and you will be amazed to find out how much you have grown.

When you observe how far you have come, you will discover that you have outgrown some ugly incidents. Certain events that used to freak you may not freak you any more. 

Some years back, I used to suffer from entitlement syndrome. I used to believe that friends and family must, at all cost, be there for me whether it is convenient or not. 

Imagine the height of my ignorance and insensitivity! But as I began to experience a mind shift, I grew out of that syndrome.

I have learnt, over the years, that anyone who desires growth must be sold out to rigorous self-development and continuous learning. If I had not learnt more about writing, my writing skills would not have improved. Similarly, anyone who fails to develop themselves will have stunted growth. 

Note, I still have a host of attitudes and mindsets I need to work on. But I am not in a hurry. I am certain that when I look at my progress in the next five to ten years, I would have grown beyond my wildest imagination.

Before my pen takes a nap, ponder on these words: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” (Benjamin Franklin)

© Abimbola Abatta (I write to inspire you)


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