Are you spending a lot of time and money on personal growth and development books, videos, courses and seminars? Do you find that despite everything you’ve done, nothing seems to take root inside you, that you’re just not moving forward fast enough? You need to find some way to accelerate your personal growth. Try these simple but powerful techniques…
Personal development tip: Slow Down to Speed up
You may be trying to move too fast. Everyone has their own learning style which includes different ways and different speeds of learning.
Some of the marketing for personal growth and development material suggests that you can get instant benefits from the material. The techniques may be good, but you might be a person who needs a bit more time for what you are learning to truly sink in a take route.
You might also be trying to achieve too much – perhaps you’re cramming in so much stuff that you’re mind is on overload.
Either way, a little patience may produce great rewards.
Focus is the key
Another problem I come across from time to time is that people skip from one course to the next, trying out meditation one day, affirmations the next, some mind programming tapes the next…
Any good personal growth expert will tell you that focus is one of the keys to success. That’s true in the area of personal development as well. You need to carefully pick the area you are going to work on and the way you’re going to work on it. Stick with your chosen tool until you’ve achieved your objective.
Have a plan
… and you’ll find it hard to have focus without a plan! A plan will help you to understand where you’re going, how you’re going to get there and how long it’s going to take. Not having a plan means you’re wandering aimlessly hoping to get there somehow, sometime.
Help Other people to Help you
The other three ideas are all interrelated. This final tip is one that I particularly like and which can work very effectively on it’s own: Use other people to accelerate your personal growth by teaching them what you’re learning.
If you want to truly learn something, the best way to understand it and internalize it at the deepest level is to teach it to someone else. This could be a family member, a work colleague a friend, an audience… My personal favourite is writing articles:-)
If you don’t take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll miss out on the chance to make sure that you’ve really understood what you’ve been studying and you’ll miss out on a chance to add value to the lives of others. Remember: adding value to peoples’ lives is one of the fastest routes to success.
If you’re getting frustrated at the lack of progress in your personal growth program, it’s time to have a look at what you’re doing. Do you need to slow down, focus more or develop a plan? Can you find an opportunity to share your learnings with other people?
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