|We are all so busy and if we’re not busy, we’re distracted. This is one area in your life that you should not overlook. When you are busy with the everyday demands of your life and family, sometimes it is difficult to think about your personal development.
Regardless of where you may find yourself on your quest of transforming into the person you strive to be in terms of your attitudes, behaviors, goals and emotions, remember that you need to continually step outside of your comfort zone. By stepping out of your comfort zone, you are growing as a person and taking risks which will ultimately bring about new experiences important to your success.
“If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.”― John Maxwell
The importance of positive thinking and self-esteem cannot be overestimated. As you pursue your life goals and try to improve yourself, you cannot allow yourself to be defeated by past guilt or false, self-destructive beliefs. Replace thoughts of yourself as “a failure” or “a loser,” with positive beliefs like “I am on the right track,” and “I will succeed this time.”
Break larger goals down into sub-sets to make them more attainable. Going from point A to point Z may be your ultimate goal in personal development but it really cannot be done overnight or in one giant step. Use the format A to B, B to C and so on in order to keep yourself in a pattern of achievement and highly motivated toward the long-term, big-picture goal.
“You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself.” – John Maxwell
Personal development means loving yourself. It’s the third law in John Maxwell’s book The Fifteen Irrefutable Laws of Growth – The Law of the Mirror – which simply says “You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself.” You should make sure that you take care of yourself as well as you are taking care of your character. Feed your body when it needs nourishment, and don’t shame yourself for things you cannot change about your situation. Acceptance is the key to being humble and overcoming adversity.
Personal Development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself. Denis Waitley
Don’t ride your path to personal development on a high horse. Taking the enlightened path is great, but you also must work to understand why we sometimes take the low road in order to minimize the time you spend on it. You can’t deal with these instincts without first acknowledging them. Remember that no one ever leaves them behind completely.
When seeking to develop your personality it is key that you seek purity as opposed to seeking eloquence. In other words, seek wisdom that is both pure and powerful. Learn how to discern the difference between truth and wickedness. Once you distinguish the difference between these two you will gain both understanding and insight.
Inspiration is critical to self-improvement. We can be inspired by books, ideas or historical figures. We can also look to living role models in our own lives to show us a path toward self-improvement, happiness, purpose and success. By looking outside and above our circumstances, we give ourselves a high goal to strive for, as well as an example of someone (a role model) who actually accomplished such great dreams.
Personal development is important to your mental well-being. When you challenge yourself with new knowledge, you become stronger as a person for yourself and for your family. Keep in mind the things that you have learned, such as what you have read here, and apply them to your life. You will soon find that your life will become more fulfilled.
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