You don’t have to grow.
You don’t have to learn more or develop new skills.
You don’t have to read books, have conversations or get an education that stretches your mind and challenges your perceptions.
You may feel comfortable with your current situation and think that everything is going to be OK.
Growth is optional, but there are consequences for stagnancy.
Today’s skills may not be relevant or needed tomorrow.
Today’s ideas may be out-of-date tomorrow.
Today’s standard may be inadequate tomorrow.
So before you ignore or push away opportunities to learn, grow and develop, look to future and remember that whilst growth is optional, the consequences of staying the same may not be.