Hello everyone dear readers, today we want to deal with a very interesting topic that concerns each of us, that is our person. We are talking about personal growth. Have you ever heard about it? Whatever your answer is, we are here to go deeper into this topic.
Let’s first begin to understand what is meant by personal growth.
When we talk about personal growth we refer to specific skills such as managing emotions, resilience, empathy, adaptability, creativity… These skills can be learned by everyone, strengthened with the experience, are not innate, therefore accessible to anyone willing to acquire them.
Of course it must be said that growing as a person is not easy, it is a long journey where there will be obstacles that everyone (absolutely everyone) can overcome if you really want to.
It’s easy when things go well, what next? When do things get complicated? So it is important not only to give us goals, to read, you need to put into practice, to plan how to achieve them.
Knowing what you want is different from knowing how you can achieve it. Why? Because it implies an extra commitment and the realization of one’s goal.
Having said all this, let’s get to the heart of the theme by seeing how and what we can do to grow our person.
Starting from time management is already a big step. We often ask ourselves where to find the time to devote ourselves to our passions. Well the good news is that it is possible as it does not require a whole day but just some hours (or even an hour). More or less everyone in a day has an hour available, whatever part of the day it is. Think also of those 20 hours a week that you are at home, maybe after dinner where you are doing nothing. Here, this is a good way to spend your time in a productive way and you will certainly have more than an hour at your disposal, so no excuses!
Reflect on the mistakes and grow from them. Everyone, absolutely everyone, has made mistakes and that’s okay. The important thing is to move forward, but look back only to learn how to do better next time. You can always stop and change direction at any moment, but you have to really want to and everything happens.
Fear of failure. Also in this case the fear of failure has been experienced by everyone at least once in their life, both for lack of self-confidence and for low self-esteem. Fear is a normal feeling and we must also accept it, the important thing is not to be stopped by it but to continue to act despite everything. It takes small steps, little by little. Setting small goals in order to calmly build your own path.
Forget perfection, it doesn’t exist. Trying to make everything perfect is just a waste of time, because nothing will ever be, there is always something that cannot be wedged. You just have to leave it where it is!
Don’t envy others. We must never waste time worrying about the successes or failures of others, we must remain focused on ourselves, not looking at anyone but ourselves and our own progress or regressions. Indeed, others can be your spur, why not, a model to be inspired by. Envy is something that shouldn’t exist in anyone’s life, abolish it.
Accept the criticism. Nobody likes to be criticized but when it comes to constructive criticism (be careful to distinguish the criticisms!). Do not immediately reject the opinions that you think are negative but listen to them, think about them, evaluate and use them to grow.
Change. Your person needs changes for both new incentives and growth. Yes, it is true, it can be frightening to some and often the human being is reluctant to change but they are necessary. Create an opportunity that requires change, make this the only way forward. For example, do you want to drink more water a day? Print on paper all the consequences of a dehydrated organism, find out, read, talk to a specialist and you will see that it will motivate you to work on it.
Obviously this is a small part of the change path as it is a very large and vast topic (maybe we can talk about it again in some other post). Remember that change requires time, will, commitment and often even the help of professionals. In any case, never give up, this is the important thing.
We conclude with a maxim: “people who never suffer cannot grow up or know who they are. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we don’t really live”.
A big kiss to everyone.