Constant Maximum Personal Growth without Exception in Every Moment

by Michael Simmons on Jun 19, 2010

A note to myself….

That is the vision for my life. Living this as a father, husband, son, social entrepreneur, and human being is the best way that I can make the maximum impact on the world and be fulfilled.

The plateau of wealth, materialism, fame, hedonism, and power are well-documented. After a certain point, each incremental improvement yields a smaller reward.

Growth is its own reward and its benefits multiply with each incremental improvement.

The dissolution of fear, greed, jealousy, anger, negativity, etc. is not easy and becomes progressively harder as bigger and bigger blocks are removed.

Sometimes there is nothing outward to show for personal improvement. Therefore, the need for recognition and approval for may have to be surrendered in order to stay focused and not default back to old behaviors.

I believe who we are echos more loudly through history than what we do.

As the famous basketball coach, John Wooden, said, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden


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I'm the co-founder of Empact, one of the leading entrepreneurship education organizations in the world. I'm obsessed with understanding how we all can lead meaningful lives that have a positive social impact. I love probing into the truth of how we experience life. I believe that challenges are what make us grow the most, and I openly share my experiences. Continue reading…