CHAPTER FIVE

Development

How Will You Keep Growing and Who Will Help You?

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

—Albert Einstein

THE LAST OF the Five Ds is vital for ensuring that not only do you succeed with your original change goal, but you also approach your present and your future with a mindset of learning and growth. Life is a wonderful opportunity for continuous development. The only absolute for every single one of us is our mortality. Once born, everything dies—the only unknown is exactly when. As we saw in the previous chapters, fear and uncertainty are inescapable; they are natural components of your growth journey. It can be quite liberating to begin to see your whole life as an opportunity to develop ...

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