CHANGE; THE BEGINNING OF GROWTH

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Friedrich Nietzsche in his book, ‘The Will to Power’ wrote, “Every major growth is accompanied by a tremendous crumbling and passing away.” These words remain relevant ever since the 19th century because, at every stage of human life, our growth has had to do with some sort of breaking up and rebuilding.

Without opening up the possibility of change, one can remain in the medieval shadows bereft of clinical or intelligent headway. You’d observe that everything is as a result of a change, and advancement, a rethink, review or retreat. However, you can’t lay claim to growth without changing one or two things about what you’ve been doing, neither is change justified if not for growth, development or a new level of impact.
Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock” is a successful example of one who tested the right waters and knew the exact time for tremendous passing away. The Rock transitioned careers not once, but twice. He was briefly a backup linebacker for the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. He ditched the football career and then considered a professional wrestling career like his father and grandfather. After wrestling at Jerry Lawler’s United States Wrestling Association as Flex Kavana and winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996, Johnson signed a WWF contract at 24, which catapulted him to stardom. When asked to make a comment on “The Rock”, Kelly Cryderman wrote, “While Dwayne Johnson was not a Calgary Stampeder for very long, losing that opportunity kicked off the rest of his life.”

He crossed over into the movie industry and stamped his imprints within few years. Over his acting career, ‘The Rock” has become one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. He began his acting career on television while wrestling. In his first television acting job, in 1999, he played his own father in an episode of a ’70s Show called “That Wrestling Show”. Nearly a year later, he appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Tsunkatse” as an alien wrestler who fought popular character Seven of Nine. While Johnson was away from WWE, the company continued to sell “The Rock” merchandise, and he continued to be featured prominently in the opening montages of their television shows. Last year, he topped Forbes list of the highest-paid actors in the world with $89.4 million.

This and more is what moving along the borders of change and growth can beget. The Rock had a successful Wrestling career, yet he knew he wasn’t done with impact yet. So he had to push for growth by changing the course of his ship. When asked what his secret to success is, his reply was, “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” Indeed his mantra is a fruitful one. Change is inevitable, but knowing how to make positive changes that would work for you lies in understanding that growth and fulfillment are the result.

Here are few things to keep in mind in order to make change a catalyst of your growth;

  1. Understand you strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Pay more attention and develop your recessive traits.
  3. Learn, unlearn, relearn.
  4. Anticipate “the next phase” always by thinking outside the box.
  5. When something new surfaces, think before you act.

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