What is personal growth and why do I say you need it? Definition - Personal Development is a lifelong process. It is a way for people to assess their skills + qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximize their potential.
Which means you use various techniques to improve your habits, behavior, actions + reactions.
Some examples in which to clarify what is personal growth -Learn to control anger -Learning to overcome procrastination ( I am still learning this) -Learning to overcome laziness -Becoming a more responsible person -Learn new things + develop new skills -Change your mindset + become more positive
Successful personal growth requires motivation, the desire to improve, + the willingness to make changes. You need get out of your comfort zone + sometimes do things that are uncomfortable but this is for your own good! An open mind with a desire to learn and grow are so important in your career and life.
Not long ago, I read book about positive affirmations related to your job, your work and life. And one thing that stuck out to me. Is that personal growth starts from a very young age but mostly shaped by our parents, teachers + the environment.
Sometimes problems + difficulties are triggers that awakens the desire to grow and lead to make changes in one's life. At other times in their lives, people are inspired to take steps towards personal growth after reading a book that inspired them. This often leads to new paths, to make changes in their lives, expand their knowledge and self-awareness, improve skills and develop new ones.
You may wonder how do you learn personal growth?
There are many books, articles, workshops + coaches that teach about personal growth. If this is something you want to work on, you can find all of the information you need by searching for it on Google or buy a book.
I can tell you from my experience that personal growth has helped me in all areas of my life. It has helped me at work, changed my attitude towards work + opened up doors for new opportunities for advancement. It has also helped me emotionally and mentally, to be a more considerate, loving and positive person. It also helped recognize my mistakes + negative habits and lead myself to correcting and changing them.
All I can tell you is that a very simple + useful way for personal growth is to look at your behavior and your life with an open mind and unbiased mind. This will show you the changes you need to make in yourself and in your life.
Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness -Jean Vanier
You can do it!
This is True!!
Thank you for sharing this Stephanie K - I think that personal growth is very much correlated to professional growth, and your career development.
I think the biggest underlying growth potential is to change your mindset - from there, all of the other potential learnings that drive growth can be achieved easier.
Just my 2c. Thanks again for spreading this great content in the Jobcase community!