5 Reasons Personal Growth Is Necessary No Matter Your Age
Regardless of how old you are, personal growth is vital.
Those who actively seek personal development experience the following ten advantages:
Relationships — with your lovers, family, children, co-workers, and even that initial relationship with yourself – are the basis of life. You can’t dodge them (even when you may want to).
Your life is low quality when your relationships are low-quality. Conversely, when your relationships are vibrant and healthy, you will reap the advantages in great ways.
Building and learning good relationship skills is an indispensable part of any personal development program. People who deliberately and consciously create interpersonal skills experience greater happiness in relationships of all varieties.
Given the killer that stress has become and how suddenly it negatively impacts our overall condition of life, anything that decreases stress would be worth trying, right?
By making personal gain a habit, especially regarding stress-reduction methods such as mindfulness practices, you will be better able to eliminate, identify, and manage key causes of stress in your life.
This one follows very perfectly from our first couple of advantages above.
The link between health and stress is undeniable; more stress equals more illness. Healthier and happier relationships equal less stress. The more adorned we are to reduce and manage stress, the better our overall well-being becomes.
The teachings and tools of self-improvement and personal development give us a better understanding of ourselves and of the universe around us. The more you know, the more equipped you become to manage whatever life tosses at you.
People who have learned to handle the stressors and challenges of life have fewer lifestyle-related conditions. They may experience a prolonged lifespan as a result.
Self-control, the capacity to regulate your behavior, emotions, and thoughts to accomplish particular goals, is a cognitive ability that can be achieved and strengthened just as you would your muscles.
When setting and working towards purposes for your life, it’s simple to become derailed by impulses, temptations, and habits, especially those driven by underlying emotions and subconscious beliefs.
By making self-development an important and regular part of your life, you bring to light those underlying feelings and beliefs. You grow your self-control ‘muscles,’ making it easier to create new habits and achieve long and short-term goals.
By success, we’re speaking about the ability to touch those markers of achievement that each individual sets for her or himself, rather than the usual markers of ‘success’ as displayed by media (i.e., power, wealth, popularity, or fame). Though, ironically, if that’s what you really want, you’re more inclined to achieve it if self-development is a natural part of your lifestyle.
When we glance back over the advantages noted above, it’s easier to see why this is correct; reduced stress, supportive and healthy relationships, and the associated changes in health, enhanced productivity, and improved self-control all creates the required environment for success to transpire.
So next time you’re feeling badly about your life or something in it, and feel enticed to spend money on that latest video game, makeup, or clothes, possibly think again and scan a while in the self-improvement section.
The former might improve your mood for the second, but the latter may well transform your life for the better.