What is personal development?
Personal development is an every day process where people asses their skills, capabilities, and life goals to realize their potential and work towards maximizing them. This can come in the forms of reading self-help books, watching motivational videos, meditating, etc. Emotional health is just as important as physical health.
Why should I do personal development?
1. Improved Focus
Do you have a goal that you are working towards? The first thing you should do is personal development in order to get past any insecurities that may stop you from attaining this goal. If you learn to stop focusing on the negatives in your life and start focusing on the potential in your life, you open the door to unlimited possibilities.
“What you choose to focus on becomes your reality”
- – Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass
Self-awareness is the conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires. When you allow yourself to dive deep into the core of your being, you become more aware of who you really are, what you truly want, and what you are undoubtedly capable of. You get your beliefs in order and then you can get down to the nitty-gritty of what you really want out of life.
They say the best source of motivation is already within yourself, you just have to dig a little deeper to find it. You don’t need to look to others to motivate you, you just need to look within yourself. Once you do this, you will grow farther beyond what you ever thought possible. Do you want to grow as a person? Personal development is the only way to do that. Do you want those six pack abs or to start that business you’ve always dreamed of? It starts with personal development.
“Growth ain’t for weenies, but it’s no where near as painful as living the life you’re living right now if you’re not really going for it”
-Jen Sincero, You are a Badass
4. Better Relationships
If you learn to love yourself, you can allow others to love you. If you let love out, you can bring love in. When you are without a doubt in love with everything you are, jealousy and criticism fly right out the window because when you learn to be truly happy with yourself, there’s no need to take out any insecurities on other people. A lot of the time we project our insecurities onto other people, so when you reduce your insecurities, you learn to accept others for their differences.
5. Greater Resilience
The main benefit of personal development is that it allows you to find your inner strength. Suddenly the bad things that happen in life don’t hit you in the gut as hard. Criticism from others don’t cut you deep any more because you have created a protective self-love shield that protects you from the bad things that happen in life. This allows you to push further into the life you want to live rather than sticking you in the past where someone cut you down or you didn’t get that promotion you wanted. You can easily pick yourself up and keep on keeping on.
You are a Badass, Jen Sincero: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.
The Big Picture, Tony Horton: 11 laws that will change your life.
Spirit Junkie, Gabrielle Bernstein: A radical road to self-love miracles.
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