How to Try Something New for Personal Growth
Something new for Personal Growth will certainly beat doing something old...personal growth is a form of self-improvement. Honestly, everyone needs some self-improvement. Have you seen the ties some men pick out, no doubt some self-improvement needed there. Oh, and the lipstick on that woman. Hmm, this is taking us down the road of personal growth...belittling others or their decisions is certainly not a behavior meant to be emulated...time to sit back and take stock of this personality!
The first step towards personal growth is personal honesty. Stop and take a look at yourself, not in the mirror, but in your soul, your true person. What are you really like? Are you like the person described in the first paragraph? I hope not, but if you are, that might be an area to concentrate on for your personal growth. Of course you have to accept who you are to a certain degree but there is so much you can change if you want to. Really assess your personality.
Every day we face situations that force us to make some adjustment to our personality. Some good, some bad. Trying to use these situations not only to our advantage but to our betterment is certainly a way to start on the trail of personal growth. Do you really know yourself? Are you a person who lives by rules and order or do you prefer to be a free spirit and let things fall where they may? Are you a natural leader? Do you hold a grudge? Do other people think you're cold? These are just a few of the questions you might want to ask yourself to find out exactly where you are and what parts of your personality may need adjustment to help you grow personally.
Euripides said, "Leave no stone unturned." This would be a good time to take heed of that statement. Trying something new is always intimidating but if you're the only one who knows you're doing it, it should be less so. You don't need to announce to the world that you're trying something new today!
As we age, our lives change and so should our behaviors and the things we do. Unknowingly we are trying something new that affects our personal growth. For example, when you were fifteen were you interested in what other people were wearing? The answer to that is most likely yes. When you're over fifty, you become more independent and tend to dress in what looks good on you even if its not what other people are wearing.
When you were twenty you may have gone mountain climbing and though you might still be doing it at fifty chances are its not a good thing to start doing at fifty.
For something new try:
- Creating a plan
- Evaluate where you are and where you want to be
- Decide if you need change or motivation in your life
- Implement the plan
- Follow through mentally and physically
- Periodically re-evaluate your plan
Okay, you're beginning to see the background here, but what new thing will you try to help with your personal growth? How about alone time. All alone time. Not reading or writing or watching TV, but time alone to think and maybe meditate. Go for a walk in the woods and think about who you are and where you are in your life....maybe even think about where you should be going. Or maybe just sit in a chair, anywhere you can be alone with your thoughts.
What about a new language? Maybe you've always wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. Something new....personal growth....go for it! Learn that new language. Get Rosetta Stone and teach yourself, or enroll in a night class. How about that exercise program you were always promising to start? Again, it doesn't have to be at a gym, it can be in your own living room....you could even get a Wii and really enjoy the exercise by dancing!
If its a relationship you need to improve and you can't do it yourself don't be afraid to seek counseling. With or without counseling make sure you have friends you can count on, friends who are forward thinking and honest, who can support you when you need support.
For any growth to take place you must be motivated to make it work. You must also be at peace with yourself, be content with who you are and where you're going. But don't stop there. Continue your honesty policy and evaluate yourself. Don't be afraid to change some of your initial plan if it's not working for you. That's the benefit of not being afraid to try something new.
If you've never had a routine before, starting a routine might just be the thing you need. If you've never felt content in your life it may be time to learn to accept the things you can't change. Learn something that helps you release your tension.
This just may be the time to start something new to help you with your personal growth.
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This is about encouraging people to try new things and to teach their children to do the same. New foods, new activities, new crafts or skills and new interests. Without that first try, you can never be sure if something might turn out to be one of y