“Maturity does not always come with age. Sometimes age comes alone.”
~ John C. Maxwell
We often think of maturity as the natural byproduct of getting older; as something that just happens on a parallel track with our age. However, there is a big difference: maturity comes from being intentional, while age is automatic.
Becoming more mature is something we can do at any age. For example, we can:
- Be aware of how our actions impact others, as well as how they impact us.
- Evaluate our different life experiences (learning what has worked for us and what hasn’t) and apply what we’ve learned.
- Fill our minds with positive content that will help us become the type of person we want to be.
- Extend gratitude, compassion, and grace to those around us.
While this isn’t an exhaustive list on how to become more mature, it’s a good starting point.
Maturity doesn’t just happen. We’re fortunate that becoming more mature is a choice we can all make for ourselves.
Let’s choose wisely.