The first year that I engaged in intentional personal growth, I discovered that it was going to be a lifetime process. During that year, the question in my mind changed from “how long will this take?” to “How far can I go?” That is the question you should be asking yourself right now — not that you will be able to answer it. I started this growth journey forty years ago, and I still haven’t answered it. But it will help you set the direction, if not the distance.
Where do you want to go in life?
What direction do you want to go?
What’s the furthest you can imagine going?
Answering those questions all get you started on the personal-growoth journey. The best you can hope to do in life is to make the most out of whatever you’ve been given. You can do that by investing in yourself, making yourself the best you can be. The more you’ve got to work with the greater your potential — and the farther you should try to go. As my dad used to say to me repeatedly when I was a kid, “To whomever much is given — much shall be required.” Give growing your best so you can become your best”
~John C Maxwell from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth