Growth refers to a positive change in size, and/or maturation, often over a period of time. Growth can occur as stage of maturation or process toward fullness/fulfillment.
Some other definitions:*
1. Development from lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
2. An increase, in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion.
3. A result of growth; a product: concerns that are a growth of the new responsibilities.
Growth is both inevitable and controllable. We can choose to see growth take place around us, or we can choose to participate in it- either way, it will happen- that, we cannot control. We cannot always control the outcomes. What we can control, is whether or not we choose to participate in influencing the outcome. We can choose to involve ourselves with others who are working to create positive growth.
As we go through our life transitions: career, family, etc, we make choices that allow us to grow, or to stagnate. It is not up to our family, our employer, our politicians, or any other outside force to give us what we need to grow. Our personal and professional growth is up to us- each and every one of us has the ability to develop ourselves and make a positive contribution to our society. As we evolve, our communities evolve.
Come grow with us- and always remember to enjoy the journey!
*Sources: Wikipedia & The English Dictionary