Personal development is often thought to be a defined process by many.
The fact is that in reality, opportunities for personal development and personal growth, are with us on a daily basis. Moment by moment, every decision you make. Every choice, regardless of magnitude.
Is impacting on your personality, and how you view the world around you.
Through while this is all personal growth, it is usually far different from the focused growth and life change that you seek.
The biggest secret to powerful holistic personal growth, is living it.
As with any skill or ability you wish to enhance in life. The more you do it. The greater the returns you get from it.
It is the same with personal development.
By keeping your personal development confined to particular time slots. When you read a book or do a course, you are compartmentalizing, segregating, your life.
Which sends signals to your unconscious mind that you are less than 100% committed to actually getting the growth and development that consciously you have said you want. As a result, your unconscious finds a conflict in the desire. With the outcome being limited by extension.
It is a point of congruence.
To really achieve what you wish. Your dreams. Commitment is key.
Though while an Olympic athlete may train for hours a day to reach their peak. And become the best. The level of energy that can achieve you the development you seek, can be far easier to reach. It is all about how you focus your thoughts. How you focus your mindset.
Reinforcing things and living them is the key.
This is an area where mindfulness, and mindful living can really be of benefit to you.
Having an awareness, of where your thoughts are. And where you are flowing with them. Can help you maintain your ability to flow through to your desired outcome in an easier way than you would think.
It is life, and life is organic.
It is how you then grow around the things that happen, that defines you. And the reality is, that the micro growth and development that can come from the things that happen to you on a daily basis, adds up to incredible transformations.
When you allow it to.
Every decision, every thing, that happens in your life. Brings the option for either detraction or reinforcement of how you wish to be.
Do you wish to shrink back and let something slip away or stand up for what you believe and desire?
Sometimes the hardest thing can be to stand up for how you wish to be. Especially when others are involved. A desire to keep other people happy can lead to compromising yourself across a wide range, from minor to severe. And if you keep on compromising, then your mind can eventually start to believe that you don’t actually want what you say you do.
Congruence, and sticking to what you have set out to do is how you ensure that you grow in the right direction.
Going and doing a personal development course, with a leading guru, is great. Though if you then return home, and allow everything you set out to do, with 100% resolution, just slip away because of stuff going on around you. Then the value of the course was effectively nil. Except while you were there.
Personal development is said to be a lifelong process.
It is partly because of the way people allow themselves to be set back, that that is so.
You are unique. And that is beautiful.
Have courage to be you. And live in the way you know is right. Living in an ethical manner, which is balanced and harmonious is good.
Living as you know is right for you can take courage. It can mean making changes and breaking away from certain things in your life. If you are being constantly put at odds with your dreams due to circumstances in your life.
Change your circumstances.
Breaking away from things which hold you back. Or even push you further and further away from where you wish to be. Can be an incredibly good thing to do.
While many say that persisting through unpleasantness brings personal development and growth. Which it can. Doing so can also take you to breaking point. Taking you out of balance and producing a situation at serious odds with the reality of you.
Honoring yourself is a powerful element of personal development.
Honoring who you are. Your dreams. And the way to live that is right for you is important. The ability to stay true to you, and your self, is one of the core things people strive for with personal growth and development. It can take years for people to make the breakthroughs needed.
When realistically, it is just a simple decision.
There is nothing to be done physically.
Just get to a point where you have a total belief, that being you, at all times. Is the right thing to do.
This is one of the biggest secrets to personal development. The congruence and commitment to being you. To sticking to how you wish to be. Releasing that which is at odds with your path. And moving confidently in the direct you wish to be.
It only takes a decision though. So decide to be you. All the time. And open up yourself to powerful personal development, and personal growth, that brings you a surging life. Be you, be amazing.