If you are happy with what you are currently doing and your future seems bright then personal growth may not be necessary since you are already growing in the right direction. If you are somewhat discontented with your present status in life then a little personal growth may be what is needed.
To personally grow that basically means researching NEW knowledge, acquiring NEW skills, and experiencing NEW things and not doing the standard things which you like and avoiding what you dislike. To grow you need to stretch yourself beyond your present good and bad habits by doing something NEW or different.
Grow in selfawareness by not only reflecting on what you like or dislike but also by reflecting on your status or situation in the world around you. Being aware of your needs and wants and your personality weaknesses and strengths is important and you get there with much introspection and time spent alone to think. Real selfawareness means that you realistically assess what you can and can’t do now and in the future and decide what you would like to do in the future which is highly possible or probable.
Motivation to grow ultimately comes from within but external motivators such as good friends can also begin you on a path to personal growth. This is why it is important to try and associate with humans who are great or good role model humans. Just as important is to try and avoid or exclude humans from your life who are bad role models or have too many bad habits which can begin to rub off on you if you associate with them for too long.
Try to go outside your comfort zone and meet new humans which can even be friends of friends. With new friends might come new opportunities to do something different and engage in new experiences and new opinions and beliefs.
New experiences offer the opportunity to learn new things and interact with new humans who are passionate about what they are doing. A new hobby, traveling to new locations, joining a club or organization, volunteering, developing an interest in therapeutic nature on the internet and in person, and researching a new topic on the internet or reading a new book can all result in personal growth and an exposure to new opportunities and activities.
Declutter your life of many old possessions which you are not using on a regular basis and you will sense some liberation from the past. Watch much less drama TV where humans fight, argue, complain, and backstab and where we learn nothing new about the good life which we would actually want to lead.
All the above are ways to stimulate personal growth and the best time to start on that path is right now! Ultimately you are the one who has to make a conscious decision to act a little differently and grow into uncharted territory. What we are really asking of you to do is to rekindle that sense of childhood CURIOSITY about the world around you.
If you are rather old, jaded, and think that there is nothing new under the sun and that you already know everything useful then stimulating your CURIOSITY may be a lost cause and personal growth is out of the question. I personally don’t believe that an old human can’t learn something new which will benefit them in some way. New learning is definitely a way of staying mentally young and active on into old age.
The most important principle of personal growth is to BE CURIOUS and to maintain that CURIOSITY until the day that you die! Starting to ask questions about the world around you is a good way to start!
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