Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a network marketer, or a soul seeking your higher self, you’ve heard the terms personal development, mindset, and personal growth slung around like hash on a breakfast grill.
Let’s talk about hash for a minute. What exactly is it? I don’t eat hash myself, but we could all probably point it out, piled on a plate next to a slice of wheat toast and a sunny-side-up egg. But will someone please tell me, WHAT are those little white things?
Stay with me.
Personal development is like hash. We can toss the phrase around, but what are the actual steps and actions to work on this thing we call personal development?
Rather than going long and trying to explain personal development in general terms, here are three actions you can incorporate daily to enhance your life, inspire you to achieve more, and become a better person.
- Read! When you hear stories and concepts from around the world, it opens your mind to want to experience more things. Reading helps you see things from another perspective and shifts thoughts to possibilities. You become more accepting and open to change. The experience of looking at things from someone else’s perspective can change your life.
- Wake up early! Exercise early and get to work on a project. Something. Anything! The more you can accomplish before you officially must start your day is a huge win. Early risers are happier, healthier, and have more energy than those who sleep in. AND you might catch some amazing sunrises!
- Listen! Don’t be distracted thinking about your response. Listen. Be curious and interested. People will see you as someone who cares about them. Give your attention only and refrain from interjecting opinions, judgments, and advice. You just may learn something!
Now, here are a few things that might keep you stuck. Be aware and work there.
- Let go of the past. One of the biggest obstacles to growth is holding on to the past. To grow and be happy, you need to be in the present.
- Stop procrastinating. Understand that procrastination is not a character trait. It’s a habit. Habits are learned and can be 100% unlearned. Avoid procrastination.
- Link arms with fear. To eliminate fear, you have to be exposed to fear. Allow yourself to feel afraid and sit with it. Once you are comfortable with the uncertainly of the situation, start working through it in a calm, rational manner.
If you’ve ever heard someone share that one of their keys to success is because they worked on personal development, and you didn’t fully understand what that meant, I hope that now you have a better idea.
Cheers to your personal development journey!