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Commitment to Personal Growth

We are physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual beings. Personal growth happens without our placing a strong commitment to our own growth. We humans tend to let things happen, react, and learn.

Physical  –  Physical growth is taken for granted. We mature in our late teens/early twenties. Done deal. However, a commitment to physical growth as an adult becomes a commitment to health and fitness.

Intellectual – We do pursue education enough to become employed and devote attention to training needed to do our job. However, a commitment to intellectual growth becomes a pursuit of a broader wisdom and a deeper understanding of mother nature and human nature.

Emotionally – We find ourselves able to generally become an emotional adult versus feeling and displaying the emotions of a five year old. However, a commitment to emotional growth is a commitment to improve self-control, patience, love, integrity, and our peacemaking skills. 

Spiritually – Most of us believe God and heaven do exist. We may discover a time when we want to know more. If not yet a longing, a commitment to spiritual growth is to strive to tap our inner self, beyond just using our intellect. We develop our heart, intuition, peace of mind, and more.

A commitment to personal growth requires a commitment to a growing understanding of humility. 

What have I learned? What have I discovered? How can I grow? These are question we can ask ourselves at the end of each day, each week, each month, each year, and each decade.

We will have discovered on our joyful pursuit of happiness that a commitment to personal growth is difficult to maintain and difficult to feel great success in one day, one week, or one month. Over a decade, with great humility, we will have discovered a tremendous sense of personal accomplishment.

Positive Attitude

A positive attitude. That’s everything! The right attitude all the time and we can do anything.

That would be a very easy way out for anyone. On OneRoad Traveled we find we are not able to have a positive attitude all the time. It would mean we feel everything in our past is positive, we feel everything we have done is positive, and we feel we are positive about succeeding in everything.

Attitude is one of the many balance challenges on our journey.

We will have discovered on our joyful pursuit of happiness it is best to embrace our positive attitudes and manage our negative attitudes. They are equally important and add fuel to who we are.


Yes Attitude – Present Moment

We will have discovered during our joyful pursuit of happiness the present moment is best lived with a yes attitude.

For those thoughts, words, and actions we enjoy, we say yes. Yes, we like all these, we’re experiencing joy here and now.

For those thoughts, words, and actions we choose, but find unpleasant, we say yes. Yes, these are unpleasant, but we have faith in discovering value through sense of accomplishment, fulfillment of obligation, and lessons learned.

Purpose in Life

Where do I find my purpose in life? High School?! Ask Mother?!! Oprah?!!! The Bureau of Motor Vehicles?!!!!

Each and every one of us has a purpose in life. Our personal goals may lead to our feeling a purpose in life. We discover happiness does not come simply from accomplishments of our goals set during our early years. Our true sense of purpose in life comes as a gradual discovery and growth of a purpose we did not know in our early years.

Our purpose does not come from the outside, from above the clouds, from the media, even from friends and family. Rather, we find it deep within us. This purpose is necessary for the ultimate development of our character. We will have discovered our joyful journey to the pursuit of happiness includes a drive toward a purposeful character.