11 Ways to Stimulate Personal Growth
The mere thought of personal growth is enough to make many of us feel discouraged. It’s challenging to make meaningful changes. But if you want to make a difference in the world, or even just your own life, you’ll have to try something new.
Live your life to the fullest and make the most of your time and energy with these personal growth strategies.
Stimulate your personal growth and attain a new level of success:
1. Spend time with a new group of people. When you spend time with the same group of people all of the time, you aren’t exposed to new thoughts, ideas, or conversations. Get a fresh perspective by interacting with a new group.
2. Read. There’s more information available than you’re likely to ever need. Why reinvent the wheel when someone else has probably already walked the path that interests you. Investigate what’s available to you and learn from those that have already been successful.
3. Learn to take action quickly. You’ve had the experience of being excited for a moment about a new idea, only to talk yourself out of it within the first 15 seconds. The key is to take action before you give yourself a chance to think about it. Make a list, a phone call, or sketch out a quick plan.
4. Learn to embrace discomfort. One of the characteristics of successful people is they don’t allow discomfort to derail their efforts. On the other hand, underachievers are easily discouraged by discomfort.
5. Avoid changing too much at once. Your brain cringes at the mere thought of change. You’ll have better luck if you go slowly and strive for consistent progress. Think how much progress you would have made over the last three years if you had just spent 20 minutes each day on a single project.
6. Write. You experience a different perspective when you write your thoughts. It also makes a greater impression on your brain. If you want to do something, think it, say it, write it, and read it.
7. Eat nutritiously. Garbage in – garbage out. Give yourself effective fuel for your efforts. Your body and mind run better when you eat healthy foods.
8. Learn from your experience. The truth is that we are all our worst enemies. We commit the same mistakes over and over. Learn from your past.
9. Evaluate each day. At the end of the day, take a few minutes and write down what you did well and what you could have done better. Over time, you’ll find yourself taking more effective actions and fewer actions that don’t support you.
10. Set a few goals and review them each day. Write down your goals and read them a couple of times each day. Ask yourself at the end of the day what you’ve done to move yourself closer to your goals.
11. Exercise. Your brain functions better if you get some exercise each day. Without exercise, your brain falls into a rut. Use your muscles and get your heart beating for at least 20 minutes each day.
Life is easier if you learn something new each day and avoid repeating your mistakes.
If your life hasn’t changed for the better over the last few years, that might be a sign that you could use some more effective strategies.
Personal growth is challenging. In fact, any change is challenging. But you can overcome the challenge and step onto a path that takes you where you want to go.
A new level of personal growth is around the corner. Use these tips as a way to get started on your quest to grow yourself and enrich your life.
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