The great thing about life is that every person has the opportunity to go through stages of personal growth, becoming a better, stronger, and more insightful person. Considered building blocks for life, the key to success in life, whether on a personal or business level requires you to grow as a person. Sadly, many people have faced tough childhoods or going through devastating experiences in life and simply lose all hope. Fearing failure or not having the drive, these people give up and live an unhappy and unfulfilled life.
The good news is that personal growth is something that can be achieved by anyone and the results include gaining more confidence, determination, goals, and knowledge in self. If you are tired of living in a rut and want to take control of your life, identifying and reaching your goals no matter what they are, you can. Using the right strategy for growth, you can become the person you know you can be. The following are the steps needed to begin the journey to personal growth and if followed, you will be amazed at the change.
Identifying Goals – You should not expect to sit down and in one day have all of your life’s goals identified. However, we encourage you to start the brainstorming process, writing down your goals, no matter how large or small. As an example, your goal may be to open your own business, to lose 50 pounds, to stop smoking, to reconnect with family, and so on. During this process, you need to be honest about what you hope to accomplish!
Creating a Plan – The next step toward personal growth involves taking all of the goals and dreams you have identified and then devise a plan. You may be able to do this on your own but if not, do not be afraid to ask for help from a professional. If going back to school is your goal for personal growth, then schedule time to talk to a counselor at the university.
Making a “to do” List – Along with every plan for personal growth is the need to have a detailed list of things that have to be accomplished for you to achieve your goal. In the case of wanting to drop 50 pounds, some of the items on the list might include food to purchase, fitness centers to look into joining, dietitians to talk to, supplements to take, and so on.
Seeking Professional Assistance – If you want to be 100% successful in your quest for personal growth, expect that you will need some type of professional assistance. This might involve one-on-one counseling or it might simply require you to attend workshops or seminars.
Remember, personal growth is positive, a process of accepting change to become a better person while putting past bad experiences behind you. Be realistic that change takes time but with perseverance, you will begin to see your life turn around as you never thought could happen.