Barriers to Personal Growth and DevelopmentBy
Do you find yourself busting your buns striving hard for every step forward and in the end you still feel like you aren’t getting anywhere? Well you are not alone! You, like so many others, have barriers to your personal growth and development, some you are probably not even aware of. I have found that countless people have barriers to personal growth and development, some small and easily over come, some larger, needing more thought, action and planning. All of these barriers are keeping them, and probably you, from achieving your personal or career goals in life. But, know this, regardless of the barriers to your personal growth and development, you CAN hurdle these obstacles and cross the finish line to your goals. How? Well here are a few living and thinking adjustments that will get you started:
- Imagination / Vision
One of the more common barriers to personal growth and development is your ability (or lack of) to imagine and/or create a vision of your desired goal, dream or destination. You need to know, I mean really know, that what you can accomplish is limited or enhanced by your determination and ability to imagine and envision your desired future. Like Mr. Ford said, if you think you can or think you cannot… you are right!
- Yesterday’s Stumbles
Running a close second in barriers to personal growth and development is yesterday’s stumbles or you might call them past failures. Do not spend your time dwelling in the past. Do not forget it entirely, but rather then wallow in regret, rebound in education. Every stumble large or small can teach you something, learn the lesson and your personal growth and development will quickly feel the benefits.
- Support Systems
This barrier to personal growth and development gets missed a lot by many. So many get use to negative message from parent, friends, family and associates. Often you can go so use to it that you subconsciously begin to believe the “I can’t” message. You need get rid of, or at least off set, these negatives with a positive like minded support system. Find others striving to grow themselves, find groups and meet with them, find blogs and websites (like http://YourSuccessAtLast.com) where you can feed you mind with positive messages. Having this crew spurring you one will do wonders for your personal growth and development.
You had to know I was to link personal growth and development to planning and goal setting. Anyone’s lack of planning and goal setting is going to have a negative effect on their personal development and growth. There are a number of posts here that give some great tips and techniques to help you hone your goal setting skills so I will not try and labor my point. But, know that setting goals, figuring out how to reach them and defining a timeline for their accomplishment is critical to your personal growth and development.
Remember, no matter what your barriers to your own personal growth and development are – you can overcome them. Use your imagination to create the vision of your desired future. Set your goals, define how you will reach them and by when. Use yesterday’s stumbles as learning opportunities and surround yourself with like minded positively motivated people. Take these few simple actions and I am willing to bet that your personal growth and development will far exceed your wildest dreams.
Think Successfully & Take Action!
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