Personal development is the road to happiness and achievement.
However, it is not a quick fix. It is a grinding, incremental improvement. Taking on one issue at a time.
Each solved problem adding momentum to the whole process and thus making the growth exponential.
A Rough Idea Of Personal Development
Chances are when you start out; you are weighed down by all of your life’s problems. (poor health, emotional instability, lack of money, etc.) You are buried under a pile of rubbish, barely able to move your little finger.
By accident, you come across a piece of advice, like drinking two glasses of water first thing in the morning. With the little energy you have left, you implement it.
After a while, you notice the effect ever so slightly. Two fingers of your hand are now moveable.
Now that you have a little bit more room to maneuver, you decide to do five minutes of exercise every day.
You create small habits that build over the long-run and free up even more of your energy. Your hand, your arm, your shoulder and so on, you get the idea.
Little by little you take control of your life. Every preceding measure is paving the way for the next until you are finally able to stand up.
The only thing that limits you now is your comfort zone. What weighs you down, is the thought of not reaching your potential.
You still have problems, issues and challenges. But you see them as opportunities for growth.
So with the gained momentum you go to work on your limitations.
The Foundation Of Personal Development
Although you could start working on the outer achievements and your life’s task right away, I recommend focusing on your body and mind first. This may sound like an excuse for procrastinating but is actually the quicker and easier route.
As you probably know, you are not very productive with a sickness stricken body and a mind that constantly works against you. You might achieve your goals eventually, but it’s an uphill battle.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Start by building the foundation, in small, manageable steps.
Choose one of the six areas below, to work on for the next 90 days. The areas are arranged in increasing difficulty.
- 1. Improve your diet
- Pick one of your daily meals and change it to the healthiest version you can imagine. Leave the other meals untouched.
- 2. Exercise More
- Find a new set of exercises that you can do in five minutes and add them to your routine. Pick a time and do them daily without fail.
- 3. Get A New Perspective
- If you are not much of a book reader, pick a book of a topic interesting to you and read it cover to cover. If you do not get out much, take a trip to a foreign country. Doing this will get your brain thinking in new ways.
- 4. Clear Out Your Life
- Get rid of one negative influence. It might be a difficult person, a job situation or a bad habit. Do whatever it takes to remove its impact from your life.
- 5. Deepen Your Meditation Practice
- Add five minutes to your daily traditional meditation or switch to the next level of your induced meditation program.
- 6. Overcome a Childhood Trauma
- This point is the most challenging and simultaneously the most rewarding. But you might have to do a lot of work on the others areas before you can change a long-held belief or fight one of your demons.
In the beginning, it will most likely take all of your willpower. After implementing this measures for two to three month, however, it will be automatic, and you won’t even have to think about it.
Then it is time to come back and go through that list again.
Working on this six areas alone will tremendously enhance your life’s experience.
You will free up so much energy that after a while, you can not help, but to take on the world.