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Tools For Personal Growth That Have Helped Me Thrive

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By si bouzePublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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Tools For Personal Growth That Have Helped Me Thrive
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Personal Development is basically any activity that helps you improve yourself. It is a way to transform your life and grow as a person, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. A personal development plan helps you become a better person and achieve your goals. It is a way of expanding your limits and becoming more.

1. Know Yourself

Do you feel that you constantly run after goals others set for you? If that’s the case, you need to take a step back and start thinking. Relax with a cup of hot tea and analyze your strengths, weaknesses, things you like to do, and what you want to do in life.

2. Change negative statements to positive ones:

One of the ways the subconscious mind gets programmed is by conscious repetition. What you say to yourself over and over again (eg, “I’m too fat,” or “No one will ever love me”) becomes a belief in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious projects those thoughts outward, into behavior and feelings. An important step towards personal growth is to catch those negative thoughts and turn them around: “I can lose weight” or “My perfect partner is coming to me now.”

3. Accept yourself without judgment

Your mind is split between your ego and your spirit. The ego judges you, keeping you stuck. Your spirit or higher self accepts you as you are. The more you can view yourself from your higher self, the less you are your ego. This tool for personal growth involves imagining that you are looking over your shoulder and watching without judgment. If part of you is watching yourself without judgment, then there must be a part of yourself that isn’t negative. The more we can be the spirit that simply accepts, the less we become our ego.

4. Write it down and throw it away

When you have a negative thought, a fear, or a worry about an upcoming appointment, write it down in a short sentence and then crumble it up and throw it away while you say, “This fear of _____ is meaningless.” This gets it out of your mind and puts the fear or worry in a proper perspective. The fear is of the future, which hasn’t even occurred; therefore, it is meaningless.

5. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

I know, you’ve heard it a million times but have you stepped out of your comfort zone? To get out of the rut or achieve greater things in life, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before. Sure, it’s difficult at first and you’ll feel like giving up but if you can muster up enough courage, you’ll be unstoppable. Face your fears, do all the things that make you feel uneasy, and get through them once and for all. Leaving your safer space will allow you to experience greater opportunities.

6. Own Your Mistakes

We all make mistakes throughout our lives and that’s okay. However, we deal with our mistakes is what makes all the difference. The first step is to let go of our mindset that says that there’s nothing wrong with you or it’s never your fault. Take responsibility for your mistakes if you truly want to grow. It will improve your relationships, personality, and life. Once you know where you went wrong, learn how to fix it. It’ll be hard in the beginning but you’ll develop inner strength in the longer run.

Key Message: These seemingly small changes will bring a lot of difference in yourself and your life. Trust me, I’ve become smarter, wiser, and healthier and I work every day to improve myself a tad bit more. Remember to start small and keep going even if that means one baby step a day. Consistency is more important than anything when it comes to improving yourself.

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