“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.”
~ Tupac Shakur
Growth groth / noun
1. The process of growing, A stage in the process of growing, Full development: MATURITY.
“Hey Mr. Roddy, I’ll be in town next week for a few days and would love to meet with you. I have lots of great news to share.” ~ H.S.
I’ve had many topics of discussion that encompass manhood development with the young men I’ve mentored. When they update me on their lives and the growth they’ve experienced over the years I reminisce over the conversations we had.
“Mr. Roddy, thanks for meeting with me. I just want to let you know that I’married. I am living out of state now, working and my spouse and I have big plans for our lives.
“I want to let you know that I learned so much from Mrs. Roddy and you. I’ve applied much of what I observed from you as an adult man.”
Being part of young mens’ growth, maturity, and transition into manhood is fulfilling. Hearing about their marriages is special to me. As a married man I know the value my wife has added to my life. To know that just by observing me, they have a good platform in which to start their journey together as a committed couple.
Doesn’t it give us confidence to know that those we love and mentor are truly watching and are influenced by our behavior?