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Champions aren't made in the gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.

 

 


 

 What is Maturity?

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1.     MATURITY is many things. First, it is the ability to base a judgment on the big picture…The Long Haul.  It means being able to pass up the fun-for-the-minute and select the course of action, which will pay off later.  One of the characteristics of infancy is the “I want it NOW” approach.  Grown-up people can wait. 
 

2.    MATURITY is the ability to stick with a project or a situation until it is finished.   The adult who is constantly changing jobs, changing friends, and changing mates—is immature.  He cannot stick it out because he has not grown up.  Everything seems sour after a while. 

 

3.    MATURITY is the capacity to face unpleasantness, frustration, discomfort and defeat without complaint or collapse.  The mature person knows he can’t have
 everything his own way.  He is able to defer to circumstances, to other people—and to time.  
                                                                                             

4.  MATURITY is the ability to live up to your responsibilities, and this means being
     dependable.  It means keeping your word.  And dependability equates with
     personal integrity.  Do you mean what you say—and say what you
     mean? 
                                                                                       

The world is filled with people who can’t be counted on.  People who never seem to come through in the clutch.  People who break promises and substitute alibis for performance.  They show up late-or not at all.   They are confused and disorganized.  Their lives are a chaotic maze of unfinished business   
                                                

5.  MATURITY is the ability to make a decision and stand by it.  Immature people
    spend their lives exploring endless possibilities and then do   nothing.  Action
    requires courage.  And there is no maturity without courage.  
       

6.  MATURITY is the ability to harness your abilities and your energies and to do
     more than is expected.  The mature person refuses to settle for mediocrity.  He
     would rather aim high and miss the mark than aim low and make it.