Many people aim to make daily self growth one of their lifelong goals, because they see the need to grow in all aspects of their lives. However, what’s sad is that many don’t consider the 3 important personal development aspects needed for healthy self growth.
Yes, you heard me right. Self growth is important, but the aspects that you aim to grow in have to be right in order for it to be effective in your life. And I believe this is true for anyone.
So what are the 3 important personal development aspects? They are:
The First Aspect – Improving Your Self-Awareness
Self-awareness simply means being aware of yourself. That includes your strengths, flaws, gifting and more. And that comes first before the other personal development aspects because without knowing yourself fully, you won’t be able to know how to proceed with your self growth plans.
The truth is, nobody knows you better than yourself, and if you’re not sure about your strength, weaknesses and more, you can take a piece of paper and jot them down,
It’s important you don’t rush this through, because you want to make sure you got them covered as much as possible without missing them out.
Also, some people I’ve counselled say they don’t have any strengths or gifting. I can tell you that’s totally untrue. It’s different for everyone, and there must be something you’re better at than others.
So take your time to do this to get a clear picture of yourself. But remember, don’t rush this through.
The Second Aspect – Knowing and Building Your Own Identity
Everyone is different, and each individual will only thrive if they know what they want. And knowing what you want begins with first knowing your own identity. And that’s the second personal development aspect for self growth.
From my experience, I know that if you rely on other people for your identity, you’ll be lost and you can’t achieve proper personal growth.
Find out what makes you, you. Don’t copy the way others talk and behave just because they seemed to be well liked by others. Discover how you talk and behave, and then work on improving your own identity.
I can promise you this. If you can be the best you, you will be well liked by others, despite your identity. People want to experience who you really are, and when that happens, you’ll be surrounded by people who will love to hang out with you, and you’ll be able to develop your character further.
How’s that for self growth?
The Final Aspect – Discovering and Developing Your Talents
This final personal development aspect deals with talents that you have, not talents that others have but you don’t.
Why do I say that? Because if you admire others for a talent that they have but you don’t, you might be tempted to pursue that talent though you don’t have it. That will sabotage your self growth, so be careful.
Everyone has a God-given talent, including you. And for you to have a healthy self growth, develop those God-given talents. You’ll realize that you’ll be able to develop your talents much faster and much more easily than others because it’s God-given.
Sometimes, it takes a while before you discover what your talents are, so don’t be afraid to try new things. You might just discover what your talents are if you choose to be open about discovering new things.
So there you have it, the 3 personal development aspects for effective self growth. Keep them in mind and remember to include them in your self growth plan for a healthy development of your life.
By Sam Gellatly