You might have come across the term personal growth and wondered what it means. Personal growth is also called self-improvement and self-growth.
What is personal growth?
This term refers to various techniques for improving one’s habits, behavior, actions and reactions.
Here are a few examples to clarify what is personal growth:
- Learning to control anger
- Learning to overcome procrastination
- Learning new things and developing new skills
- Changing your mindset and becoming more positive
Successful personal growth requires motivation, the desire to improve, and the willingness to strive to make changes. You also need to be willing to get out of your comfort zone, and sometimes, do things that are uncomfortable, but are for your own good. An open mind and the desire to learn and grow are also important.
Sometimes, problems and difficulties are the triggers that awaken the desire to grow, and lead to making changes in one’s life. At other times, people are inspired to take steps toward personal growth after reading an inspiring book, watching a movie or reading about people who achieved success.
How Do You Learn Personal Growth?
There are many books, articles, workshops and coaches teaching personal growth. If you find this topic interesting, and something you want to do, you can find all the information you need by searching for it on the Internet.
Personal growth can help you in all areas of your life. It can help you at work. It can change your attitude toward work, and therefore, open new opportunities for advancement.
There are many techniques for personal growth, such as creative visualization, repeating affirmation, developing a positive mindset and meditation. Personal growth also involves counseling, coaching and reading.
A very simple and useful method for personal growth is to look at your behavior and your life with an open and unbiased mind. This will show you what changes you need to make in yourself and in your life.
“Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.”
– Jean Vanier
“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”
– Richard M. DeVos
By Remez Sasson