10 ways to stimulate personal growth

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I am sure you would agree that even though personal growth and self-development is a journey we all want to make, more often than not, we don’t even know where to begin. In fact, the mere thought of personal growth is enough to make many of us feel discouraged because it is hard to make meaningful changes. But if you want to make a real difference in the world, or even just your own life, you’ll have to learn to get comfortable with trying out new things.

Now you can stimulate your personal growth and attain a new level of success with these simple strategies:

1. Meet new people.

When you spend most of your time with the same group of people, you miss out on being exposed to new thoughts, ideas, and/or conversations. Hence, you must continuously put yourself in new environments and groups to a get a fresh perspective on things, people and situations in life and open your mind to new possibilities.

2. Read at least 10 pages of a good non-fiction book every day.

Reading is a great way to understand and learn about the mindsets of successful people from across the world. It allows you to even connect with people whom you may never ever get a chance to meet in this lifetime! There’s more information available than you’re likely to ever need. Why reinvent the wheel when someone else has probably already walked the path that interests you? Investigate what’s available to you and learn from those who have already been successful.

3. Act on your ideas.

Ever had the experience of being excited for a moment about a new idea, only to talk yourself out of it within the first 15 minutes? The key is to take action before you give yourself a chance to think about it. Act on your ideas and learn from your experiences. Remember! No experience in life ever goes waste if you are willing to learn from it and grow!

4. Learn to embrace discomfort.

One of the characteristics of successful people is that they don’t allow discomfort to derail their efforts. On the other hand, underachievers are easily discouraged by discomfort. If you really want to change your life for the better you will need to learn how to get comfortable with the journey between where you are today and where you actually want to be. You will have to be at peace with the uncertainty of what the future may hold for you. You will have to get comfortable with the idea of continuously being outside of your comfort zone.

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Nidhika Bahl
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Nidhika Bahl

Nidhika Bahl is a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Master SPIRIT Life Coach, Theta Healing® Practitioner and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Transformation Coach. She is the author of The Queen of the Comeback (Amazon.in) and the Official Life Coach of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.