Personal Growth And Development
In todays modern world it is very easy to overlook or totally avoid personal growth and development. So much about our current lifestyles is about immediate results and getting the next quick fix or buzz. This is indicative of an ego based reality that wants things and experiences now. This is why focusing your own personal improvement plan is a great way to counter this.
But lets not explain our lack of focus on personal growth and self development as being a victim of ego, because it goes much deeper than that. You see the world we live in teaches us what it thinks is personal development. It tells us to save our money, plan for a rainy day and retirement, build a career and a family and be a good citizen.
But is that personal growth and development – or is it merely an impressed version of it that is thrust upon us by a society that is totally disconnected from the personal or inner relationship that human beings have with themselves?
There is a distinct difference for example, between having a career and having and following a way of life. There is also a distinct difference between planning for tomorrow or our retirements and planning to live in the present.
Its these ironies and inconsistencies in life that give us clues to our disconnectedness from ourselves. As Dr Wayne Dyer stated some years back; “we are not human doings – we are human beings”.
Becoming aware of this divide is the first step. So many of us live our lives – or exist our lives, living in ignorance that this is the way life has to be.
Many of us are born into this struggle, we buy into this struggle, and never take the time to question why we are in it in the first place!
Your personal growth and development is important. In fact its all important. How can you be fully aware of who it is you are, or even begin to even realize what your infinite possibilities might be in life, if you do not take the time for yourself?
So where do you start? A good place to begin is to create your own personal improvement plan. This need not be some time consuming exercise or pursuit. This can merely begin by you starting to ask questions of yourself.
Your self improvement plan might ask questions like:
- What do I want in life?
- What are my values?
- What are my opinions and beliefs about life?
- What does religion or spirituality and practice mean to me?
- Where do I want to be in 5/10/20 years?
- What makes me happy in life?
- What truly inspires me?
- What are my passions?
- What areas do I need to improve?
- Do I really want to pursue my current career?
Of course there are many more questions you can and should ask yourself. You will discover that by asking these questions, you get closer to the answers.
Creating a personal improvement plan is a great way to further develop your personal growth and development.Where do you start? At the beginning of course!