In todays busy world it seems that almost everyone is looking for personal growth. This includes everything from improving relationships, succeeding in your career, weight loss, public speaking, improving your self-esteem and achieving your goals.
Self-improvement products include everything from high priced seminars to moderately priced books. You’ll find a variety of authors, motivational speakers and programs. The methods and tools used are just as varied. Each of them has something unique to offer you in your path to self-growth.
5 Steps for Self-Growth
1. Identify the Cause
Look to the past to see how you got where you are today. For example if your goal is to lose weight then determine what lifestyle factors contributed to your current weight. It’s important to write down everything you can think of. This allows you to step back and analyze your list. With list in hand you can easily see what changes need to be made in order to achieve your desired outcome.
2. Goal Setting
You need to have a clear goal. Use the S.M.A.R.T. method when making your goals. The clearer your goal – the more chances you have of achieving it.
3. Make a Plan
Formulate a plan in detail, listing each step you need to take action on to reach your goal. A good place to start is by using the list of lifestyle factors you wrote in the first step. Expand on these to incorporate as much detain as possible to achieve your self-improvement goal.
4. Focus and Commitment
Be committed to achieving your goal. Stay persistent and you will achieve the results you desire. Set aside a block of time each day to work on your plan. Don’t allow distractions of everyday life to get in your way. Working on your goals each day will soon become a habit and be much easier to stick too.
5. Look for Inspiration
For inspiration look to others that have achieved what you desire. Remember there’s really nothing new. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. There are other people that have overcome the same personal development challenges as your own. You can also find inspiration and motivation in the form of books, seminars and courses.
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Self Growth is all about identifying the areas of your life that you want to change for the better. It’s about having an attitude of continual self-improvement – knowing there’s always room for improvement.
By following the steps outline above, committing to the plan and taking action you can be assured of achieving your goals. Your self confidence will increase with each small accomplishment.
Begin Your Self-Growth Plan Today – By determining what area of your life you would like to change.