When it comes to Success and Personal Development, there is never a definitive answer – “Do this exact thing and you will have everything you want”, and that’s because personal development is a lifelong process, and success is momentary.
“The moment you stop GROWING you start dying.”
From everything that I have researched on Personal Development, this is one of the most important lessons. Our life is dynamic We have to keep searing for ways to improve ourselves, depending on our current needs because things change. If you start a company you need a new skill set to run the business, if you want to start going to the gym you have to learn how to perform the exercises correctly and as we grow older (and hopefully wiser) our needs also change.
So how can we keep improving? How can we reach our full potential?
Here are 10 things you can do to never stop growing.
1. Research the topic you want to improve.
It might seem obvious but I’ve lost track on how many times I’ve heard someone say “I won’t do this because I don’t know how”. You can find everything online! A website, a youtube video, and if prefer reading books, you can find them on Amazon! Want to learn how to develop a website, there’s tones of material online. Want to learn how to cook, how to be more outgoing or productive? Start researching and stop complaining.
2. Find a mentor.
Learning from someone knows something you want that you want to learn will add a boost to your path, especially in the beginning. A mentor can be anyone from a peer all the way up to someone vastly more experienced who is willing to take you under their wing (they must also get something from you). Mentorship is by far the fastest path of learning.
3. Make it a Habit.
Making a habit of practicing your skills is the only way to unfold the results you want. Constant small steps will take you very far. I’ve done a single blog post dedicated to the Power of Habit. Make sure to check it out.
4. Find someone with the same goals.
Working with someone with the same goals as you is a great source of encouragement, motivation, and keeps you from slacking off! If you push each other, you will grow a lot faster and achieve great things.
5. Take Action.
You know how that “Just Do It” meme? That applies to what we’ve been discussing thus far. No amount of planning or wishing will get you closer to your goals until you start taking action. Yes, you should prepare in advance if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. For example, you have a product to sell so you decide to register a company and sell your product with your company name. That’s great, but it might involve a lot of fees involved to get your company off the ground, so it might be a good idea to understand what you’re getting yourself into.
6. Follow someone who has done what your are trying to do.
If instead of following your colleagues social media to see what they are eating or where did they go on the weekend, you should follow people that inspire you to become better. Check out last year’s post on my Top Entrepreneurs on YouTube. (2020 edition coming soon)
7. Consistency is the key.
Self-development doesn’t happen overnight. It happens slowly and deliberately. It takes hundreds of hours of dedication and hard work to become true master. Be consistent.
Here is my dedicated post on Consistency.
I hope this inspired you to take action towards your life goals and if there is anything else you would like to add let me know in the comments.