If there is one thing that will ensure your happiness, it’s personal growth. But what do I mean?
Well, if you agree that happiness is the most important thing in life and that almost everything we do is to move towards being happier, then you will understand that in order to be happy, we must know that we are continually growing. This can mean different things to different people.
In this article, I will be writing about the different paths to growth as well as give you some tips on how you can work on this area of your life. Before I get into that, let’s first explore why this is even something you should spend time on.
We all have dreams and goals, at least at one point in our lives. For some people, they have lost their reason for going for anything since they have been beaten down by life so many times. Even then, we all want to know that we are getting better in some way or another.
Let me ask you a question. If you look at where you were a year ago and compare it to where you are now, would you feel better if you are better now compared to a year ago or worse? The obvious answer is you would feel better if you were better than you were a year ago.
When I say better, what I really mean is happier. Are you more satisfied now with your life than you were a year ago?
Now if you answer is no, then you will understand just why personal growth is so important in terms of your happiness level. We all want to become more, to do more, and to experience more.
Sure, some people may be happy just the way they are now and there is nothing wrong with that but unless you are constantly growing, you will be falling. There’s no staying in between. The world is constantly changing so just to stay the same, you have to be growing whether it’s physically, mentally, spiritually, or anything else.
So now that you know how personal growth and happiness tie together, let’s look at how you can work on improving yourself.
There are a lot of different personal growth tools that you can use to help you become a better you. What you use will just depend on what area of your life you would like to work on. If you want to figure out what to do with your life, then you may want to look into different careers.
You may want to try out different things or join social circles that think a bit differently in order to discover more about yourself. How you approach this will depend on what works for you. Personality and personal growth are related.
If you already know what you want to do but need some inspiration to get you going, you can do things like read personal growth books.
You can learn a lot of different insights and skills this way. You can even try personal growth coaching as well. Basically, you will have someone who will help you set up a plan and make sure you follow through on it. Let’s say you want to improve your physical fitness level.
You may want to hire a coach to help push you and keep you on track if you have a problem with motivation in this area.
The main point of all of this is to grow as a person. One of the worse realisations to have to deal with is that you are the same or worse than you were 5 or 10 years ago. How you feel will really depend on the importance you put on different areas of your life.
If money is the most important thing to you, then having less now than you did years ago might make you feel a bit lousy. If relationship is the most important thing to you than knowing that you are more in love with your spouse now than you were 5 years ago will make you feel fantastic.
So what can you do today to help you become better in whatever area of your life you want to focus on? You can start by doing something every day to help improve that area of your life. It doesn’t have to be any drastic change or anything. Small actions taken every day will result in gigantic changes down the road.
You can read personal growth quotes, read books, hire a coach, or get support from friends and family, anything to help you focus on your personal growth. The goals that you set for yourself are mainly there to help you become more. It is the person that you become in the pursuit of your goals that will make you happy.
* Adrian Daisley Ph.D is a Celebrity Life Coach, Business Consultant/Marketing and founder of Think and Prosper Brand
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