We are all familiar with this notion of personal growth, but when it comes to start implementing most of us don’t know where to start.
Do we start with removing bad habits?
Do we start with building good habits?
How do I stick to a routine? How do to I feel motivated enough? And all those stuffs.
This makes personal growth a little overwhelming for the one who wants to start changing their life, but doesn’t know how or where to start.
But here in this post, what I want to share is that there are only 3 things you need to take care of that will boost your personal growth.
3 things that will boost personal growth
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Before I begin with what those three things are, I want to tell you in what ways it will benefit you.
It has and it continues to benefit me immensely. These are the three things that I try to be intentional about.
When you start doing the same and be intentional towards just these three things, here is what will happen for sure:
- You will automatically work on bettering yourself
- You will fill yourself with motivation and positivity
- You will improve your skill and knowledge
- You will work on your habits
- You will start to set goals
- You will remain motivated
- You will know how to reach your goals
- You will want to start experimenting and lastly,
- You will start expanding and actually start growing
So here are the three things that you need to take care of for your personal growth
1. What you read
I bet you have heard the quote, ‘You are what you consume’.
But it is not only limited to what you consume for your body, but also includes what you consume for your mind.
And the number 1 fodder for our mind are the things that we read.
So what are the things you’re reading?
It need not only be limited to books, but also includes any content in the form of words such as blogs, articles, or newspapers.
Make sure that you’re reading the right stuff, and if you haven’t already, start reading good content.
An easy way to develop the reading habit is by reading first thing in the morning instead of checking your phone.
This is how I made myself read everyday.
And here are some book recommendations from me:
2. What you listen
In our day to day life we don’t usually get to meet people who inspire us. We don’t always get to be friends with people who are really passionate about life, and about their goals.
And so we feel that this world doesn’t go beyond ‘my own limited life’ and beyond ‘my own surrounding’.
But the world is vast and there is no limit to what we can do, achieve and serve once we get in touch with ‘good influencers’. (The ones who actually give justice to the word)
Earlier, books were the only source we could expand our knowledge, but now, even if you’re not a reader or don’t have time to read books, there’s a wonderful type of content that’s growing more than ever- and it is PODCASTS!!
I love podcasts because I can listen to it anywhere when I’m on my walk, when I’m cooking, exercising, commuting, or just doing my house chores.
Its only recently that I started listening to podcasts, and I can’t believe why I took so long to start listening to it.
Now I have made a whole list of podcasts to listen to in my diary, which I will surely share in my blog post sometime.
I follow Ali Abdaal on YouTube and this YouTube video of his helped me add some great podcasts to my list
Listening to podcasts has helped me get to know so many great people out there, hear their wonderful stories, and gain learnings from their experience which I wouldn’t have otherwise.
There are so many great successful happy people living in 2022. I believe we must start getting to know them. And Podcasts are a wonderful way to do so that can help us in our personal growth 10x
3. What you watch
What we watch stays with us for a long time in our subconscious mind.
What we consume is what stays with us as our thoughts, words and then turns into the actions that we take.
What are the things that you’re watching? What are the games that you’re playing? What comes up in your YouTube feed?
Whose content do you follow on social media?
How much time do you spend watching other people’s lives on social media and YouTube?
Are the things that you’re watching uplifting you, motivating you or adding to your knowledge in any way? Or are you just scrolling your phone, laying in bed and watching Netflix all day?
There’s millions of free valuable content out there, but if you’re only watching vlogs and watching other people’s lives, they’re making money from it, but you’re not being responsible for your own life.
The things that you watch have a significant impact on your subconscious mind, so be intentional towards it and you’re good to go.
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The world is full of generous content creators and successful people who are willing to share their knowledge and learnings with us.
When I want to bring mindfulness in my life, I go to read books about mindfulness, or hear videos of Thich Nhat Hanh or hear some podcast from mindfulness teachers, and I immediately get into that mindfulness mode.
When I want to learn about business and entrepreneurship, then I can easily access podcasts with such topics, and I immediately get to having the entrepreneurship dream.
We only need to know what we want and start exploring. If we’re not making good use of them, then I believe we are really missing out on valuable things which are absolutely free most of the time.
Summing it up, it all comes down to the type of content you’re reading, listening and watching.
This is not to mean that you must not watch, read or listen anything solely for the sake of fun and laughter, but just try to be a little intentional about how much time you’re spending in what type of content.
As human beings, our minds are easily manipulated and adaptive as much as our bodies. The moment you start changing the type of content you’re consuming, you will change your thoughts and actions you will take to start creating the life of your dreams.
So Consume with intention.