Mean and malicious – intent to cause harm or pain.
It is funny how we often take sternness and direction as being a bad thing.
Our society is so intent on feeling good all the time that they do not know how to deal with the growth process.
Growing seems to happen naturally and quietly, but in reality there is a lot of stretching and uncomfortableness. We either use it to fan the fire in us or put out the flame.
Most things are like that. What one allows to inspire them , another uses as an excuse to quit.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
M. Scott Peck