How to Focus on Self-Growth

How to Focus on Self-Growth

( – Abraham Maslow once said, “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” This is powerful!

Growth can, at times, feel uncomfortable. For those of us who regularly set goals, intentions or resolutions, focusing on personal growth might be easy. For others, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Identify Strengths

We all have personal strengths. Identifying them can give us the confidence to go forward. Plus, focusing on our strengths can help us determine where we should start when it comes to self-growth. If we already know what we’re good at, we can consider where we need improvement.

Determine Challenges

Instead of seeing personal difficulties as “weaknesses,” we can view them as challenges. These are the areas where we need growth. Perhaps it’s been pointed out that we are impatient or sometimes inconsiderate. These are areas we can focus on and improve. We can learn better communication skills, develop stronger empathy and even learn to cultivate qualities like patience or thoughtfulness. Figuring out areas that need growth can help us clarify what we want to work on first.

Start Small

Personal growth isn’t a sprint to the finish line. This takes work and regular practice. By starting small, we can set easily achievable goals that will help motivate us to tackle larger, more challenging ones. Consider what can be easily accomplished today. Take a small step forward. When our goals consist of many small steps, we are more likely to achieve them.

Don’t Give Up

Having a focus on self-growth can help us reach personal, professional and even relationship goals. Even if it doesn’t come naturally to us, we can start small and consider how we can be a better person each day. The good news is that if we keep trying, and don’t give up, we are succeeding already.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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