Maturity is the most desirable quality in person for living life to its full potential and maintaining harmony in relationships. There are many traits of a mature person which help them to see the bigger picture in every situation to stay calm and composed, maintain the harmony in relationships and pave the way for their growth in life. A mature person takes responsibility to act and behave with due consideration and far-sightedness.
Maturity is the ability to take responsibility for own action and behavior to respond to the situations appropriately based on long-term interest rather than immediate gratification or avoidance of unpleasant situations. Maturity makes a person to grow towards their highest personal potential and to be at peace with themselves without any ambition to prove the world, how worthy, intelligent they are.
In other words, maturity is the lack of immature. When a person stops showing immaturity, they become mature. The immature behavior could be; comparing self with others, having an expectation from others, trying to change others rather than keeping the focus on changing self, not able to differential between 'need' and 'want', not able to 'let go' of things, which are holding them back, attaching happiness with material things, and of the same.
Although age is supposed to bring experiences with it crucial for improving the level of maturity, but it is not a deciding factor. Some people mature early; others either mature by later stage of their lives or never mature, even though they age. Maturity is a discipline to learn rather than a trait coming with age. To attain maturity you need to be willing to learn and grow. Maturity is a never-ending cycle of learning lessons and applying them.
The need to grow up and be mature is vital for everyone. Being mature is the responsibility of each of us as we grow up. Here are some of the basic but most important sign of maturity, which help you to evaluate your own level of maturity and change your life for better:
A mature person always keeps themselves engaged in fruitful activity to add value to himself and society at large. They do not fritter away their valuable time in vain. They always live on purpose, which gives them direction to move on rather than strolling here and their aimlessly. Mature people are highly optimistic, and they believe in learning and growing. They do not get distracted by mistakes or failure because deep inside their heart, they know that by staying optimistic they would be able to learn and make a plan to ensure their growth.
Maturity is a consistent process of learning and growing. The mature people believe that the more they learn, the more their level of maturity grows. Learning from every situation for their emotional growth is a part of their daily activity. The scope of learning is everywhere; no matter how much people are mature; life keeps on throwing challenges in their lives. So in order to enhance maturity, mature people show the willingness to learn.
Impulses are part of our life and acting or behaving under the grip of it becomes the major source of regret, guilt feeling in later stages of life. The impulsive action or behavior is a lack of thoughtfulness. The mature people tend to control their impulses with self-discipline. Due to their ability to recognize the impulses, the mature people have the better chance to control them.
The beauty of life is that it is full of unpredictable constant changes, and it is the only thing which is certain in everyone's life. With each passing moment the world is changing so is the situations around you. The general tendency of immature people is that they refuse to adapt change and grow up because of their fear of unknown. However, the mature people learn to adapt the changes and make the most of them.
It is very much natural to have differences in the opinion on a wider range of issues because everyone has individual upbringing and experience in life. However, the maturity lies in ability to consistently maintaining the relationships with people. Everyone is entitled to have a different perspective in their lives and speak their mind. A mature person is always open to accept differences and knows when to stop arguing.
To conclude, maturity begins when you are guided by your own true self rather than seeking validation from others or feels the necessity to prove someone wrong. The benefits of maturity are manifold, but the most important aspects of being mature are that you will always have peace of mind. As you grow as a mature person, you find satisfaction from giving rather than getting, and you would be blessed by healthy relationships because of your unconditional love. So, if you want to organize yourself better to get things done and live life to the fullest, you should take responsibility to attain maturity.