What is Holding You Back From Your Personal Development?
Nothing is worse than having big dreams and visions for yourself but can’t seem to get anywhere. Unfortunately things that you are doing might be holding you back from your own personal development. There are four huge barriers that you face that could be holding you back from acheiving what you want. They can keep you from developing into the person you want to be. Learn to conquer these things and you are going to push yourself closer to your goals.
There are many barriers to personal development but the four I want to talk about today are habits, time, motivation and attitude. If used correctly these four things can work in your favor and aid in your personal development success.
Habits: What habits have you gotten into? Are the habits that you practice leading to your success or failure? It is easy to fall into bad habits because they are part of your routine, comfortable, and feel safe and secure. Bad habits can hold you back from growth and can hinder your personal development. In some cases bad habits are so ingrained into who you are, you don’t realize that they are robbing you of your dreams. Getting into a routine of good habits is imperative to personal development. Try to figure out your goals and what habits will help you reach those goals. To form a habit it takes repeated effort. You will need to practice and do something over and over until that habit is formed. To keep from being held back in your personal development you have to pin point and do away with unproductive habits.
Time: We are all given the same amount of time. It is what you do with it that counts. One of my favorite quotes from H. Jackson Brown puts it like this,“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” If you use your time in unproductive ways it will hinder your personal development. Finding ways to manage your time effectively is crucial to your success. Learn to schedule your time, get organized and have lists of things you need to accomplish. Avoid procrastinating and time wasting practices.
Motivation:Finding motivation can be a challenge. Sometimes it can be so hard to find the will to simply getting going. You can have the best intentions in the world but without the motivation to actually do it you won’t get anywhere. Keep striving to stay motivated and avoid procrastination. You might have to battle with yourself because it is easy to say you will do something later. Sometimes you will need to assert your will to get going and push yourself to stay motivated.
Attitude: Each day we all choose the attitude we are going to have. What will be our attitude in good times and in struggles? We all face challenges and it is your attitude toward them that will determine your personal development. Carrying out big things in life is nearly impossible if your thoughts and words conflict. Taking time to assess your attitude is important both to your well being and personal development. It might take work and maintenance to make a shift in bad or indifferent attitudes. If you can practice changing your attitudes even a little bit at a time you will be taking steps in the right direction. Try to feed your mind positive things and surround yourself with positive people. Stay accountable to yourself by keeping your attitude in check with the goals you are trying to achieve. Seek people, books and resources that will help you stay positive.
I would love to hear what things help or hinder your personal development. What did I not include here that you think holds you back? What did I not include that has helped you in your personal development?
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