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Armand McCoy
Armand McCoy

BOOMTOWN: Your First Last Time

Aug 16, 2021

Most of us could say we are a creature of habit. We tend to get into a routine and not deviate much from it. We take the same routes to work, eat the same meals, do the same daily activities, often forgetting to focus on learning and adding to our knowledge base.

One of the intellectual giants of the 20th-century author C.S. Lewis is noted as saying, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

Life is a series of valuable lessons. Through hard work, perseverance, and a positive mental attitude, we can make meaningful changes in the world, starting with ourselves. Personal growth only comes from learning and experiencing new things.

At First United, our purpose is to inspire and empower others to spend life wisely. One of the ways we do that is by instilling our belief in the importance of lifelong personal growth in the communities where we serve, our employees, and our customers.

Personal growth is about being committed to continual learning, developing our individual talents, and doing what we can to reach our potential personally and professionally.

For some, personal growth might look like enrolling in personal enrichment courses like photography, cooking, or finally learning to speak Spanish at one of our community’s excellent education institutions like Moore Norman Technology Center.

For others, it could be regularly listening to life-enhancing podcasts or reading personal development books. One we suggest, and is available in our Spend Life Wisely bank lobbies, is “Critical Conversations: Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High.” In it, the authors provide several key takeaways on how learning to have critical conversations with an effective outcome will improve and deepen your business interactions and personal life.

Studies have shown several key benefits to a personal growth mindset. They can include improved relationships, helping you get out of your comfort zone, increased work ethic and self-discipline, and improved habit building, to name a few.

How can our lives be their most meaningful if we do not grow and flourish? Personal growth can look different to everyone. What’s most important is that you are continually fostering its presence in your life. Expanding our knowledge empowers us to make wiser decisions that not only affect us but those we love.


Established in 1900, First United has more than 85 bank, mortgage, and insurance locations throughout Oklahoma and Texas. It is one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest with assets of more than $10 billion, and it is among the largest privately-held community banking organizations in the United States. First United provides a full range of financial services, including banking, mortgage, insurance, and investment products and services, and is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to Spend Life Wisely®. Learn more at Member FDIC

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