Biz magazines prefer to romanticize growth as a graduation from pain. Not so:
- Growing as a person means becoming a better version of yourself, but also means leaving some people behind. Not everyone’s going to like the new-and-improved version.
- Growing as a company means achieving new levels of success, but also means you’re always facing new challenges. The problems don’t go away, they simply change.
- Growing as a cause-driven company means making more of a difference, but also means a greater level of responsibility to your cause.
Healthy things grow, and growth hurts. But what’s the alternative?