Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

The 6 Core Benefits of Personal Growth and Development

What does Personal Growth and Development means to you, personally?

Before deciding on the best type of personal growth for you, it is worth first considering these points : –

  • Personal growth and development is about investing in yourself so that you can manage life effectively, no matter what might come your way.
  • These allow you to be proactive and, rather than waiting for good things to happen, you get out there and make them happen.
  • You will experience a richer and more rewarding life when you commit to pursuing your own objectives.
  • Making that commitment to personal growth and development is the first step on the path to personal fulfillment and self-actualisation.

Having a Personal Development mindset has 6 of the most important benefits: –

  1. Self-awareness

Personal growth and development begins with self-awareness. You get to know yourself better; your real values, beliefs and the ultimate purpose you want to achieve.

You may very well admire someone greatly and wish to be like them. True fulfillment / self-actualisation can never come from chasing other people’s dreams because, if you want to achieve lasting happiness, you need to design your life based on who you are. Then you can chase your own purpose and goals. When you are living life authentically in this way, there is as much pleasure to be derived from the journey itself as there is to be derived from reaching your destination. So, self-awareness is the first fundamental step in the personal growth and development process.

  1. A sense of direction

Once you are on the way to developing your self-awareness, you are clearer on what you wish to achieve from life. Decision-making becomes a lot easier, tasks which used to take a great deal of your time, no longer make it onto your to-do list and you now realise that they do not move you towards your objectives and therefore are not worthy of your time.

  1. Improved focus and effectiveness

With personal growth and development comes clarity. Even with an improved sense of direction, there will always be multiple tasks looking for your attention. As your personal development improves, prioritisation becomes much easier because you are clearer on your objectives. Then you can quickly identify which task will give you the best result with the resources available to you at that moment. Improved focus and effectiveness comes with knowing and playing to your strengths.

  1. More motivation

When you are clearer about what you want to achieve, it is easier for you to see the benefits of taking action. Even when the task ahead is not enjoyable; if you can see a clear benefit, you are more motivated to take the necessary action.

There is truth in the old adage ‘Where there is a will there is a way’. With strong personal development, you develop the necessary will.

  1. Greater resilience

We all know that there will be tough times in life. When these occur, you need to have the skills and attributes to deal with them effectively.  Personal growth and development cannot prevent all bad things from happening, but it will help you to deal with them when they do. You will have greater confidence, resilience, together with enhanced personal and interpersonal skills to cope with any eventuality.

  1. More fulfilling relationships

Relationships are a double-edged sword. They either lift you up or drag you down. When you improve your personal growth and development, you are better able to see which relationships are worth investing in and which need to be cut loose. You also develop the skills to make the most of those relationships which have the most positive impact on your life.

Personal growth and development require the setting of effective goals which inspire and motivate and Coaching will help you to tailor your own unique vision and goals.

Personal growth and development are much used and much maligned terms! It is all about taking the time and, making the commitment, to invest in your greatest resource – you. When you put the effort in to developing yourself, the rewards are amazing. Many people are put off personal growth and development because the results are not always measurable. However, the greatest achievers in life know that the key to success is the ability to manage yourself in a variety of situations. That ability comes through personal growth and development.

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