What is Personal Growth & Development
Personal Growth and Development is ultimately a choice to improve one’s life. It is a desire and dedication to become a better person and grow as an individual. But most importantly, it is a process.
This means change does not happen overnight. Think about it. You have been living the way you live for a while now. You have developed habits, routines, relationships and outlooks that are very much a part of your make-up.
During the personal growth and development process you evaluate and improve your habits, routines, relationships, and perceptions to improve your life. The ultimate goal is to identify and remove the "bad" and replace it with "good."
Sounds simple, right?
It is a simple idea, but it does require some dedicated work. You may have to face deep-rooted fears. You may have to work consistently to improve your relationship with self. You may have to end close personal relationships or deal with uncomfortable past experiences. At the end of the day, it is a process, but it’s worth it!
LET’S REFLECT FOR A MINUTE
Are you at a point in your life where you wish things were different? Maybe you wish you were more financially stable, had a more desirable career or a more compatible relationship. Or, perhaps you want to be more confident, charismatic, determined or driven.
Are there goals you feel you should have accomplished or milestones you should have reached? Are you unsatisfied with your current relationships or are you at a place of contentment? Are you fearless, connected and centered or are you in a state of confusion, depression or general unhappiness?
it's ok to be honest...
Things may happen to us. Life may happen to us. We may lose people we thought we needed. We may experience things that make us want to give up. We may even dig ourselves into bottomless pits where we can’t see the light, but we can't allow ourselves to become defeated.
Our past, mistakes, and failures are only meant to guide us not define us. Think of them as life lessons... never a failure, always a lesson. We must remember that personal development is a process, but it is worth it.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
If you want to know how long the self-love and development process will take, my answer to that is: a lifetime! This is because you will be continually growing and improving your life. There is essentially no limit to the amount of growth and success you can achieve in your journey.
Besides, investing in yourself should always be an ongoing process. You should never settle or get stagnant with your growth, ever! You have to keep growing.
Now, if you want to know how long it will take to see the benefits of your growth journey, then that is up to you! It ultimately depends on your mindset and willingness to change.
But, please do not get caught up in instant gratification. My advice is to take it step-by-step, always focusing on your next best move. It’s not a race; it’s a process.
Have a look at this every time you feel the need to rush –> SLOW & STEADY
LET’S TAKE SOME ACTION
I want you to take a minute and reflect on what we have discussed in this post. What is your story? What brought you here in search of a better life? Have you reached a breaking point and you’re ready for things to change?
I suggest that you check out this post to go more in-depth → THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. It will give you more insight and maybe even a little motivation 🙂 Happy Growing!