Have you ever wondered why it seems like some people are much more successful, happy, intelligent, or enthusiastic than others? Much of the time, these “advances” are due to a great desire to better oneself. Those people who seem to have their life together are often the very ones who constantly read self-help books or attend motivational seminars.
You may have stumbled across articles online that promote personal development or self-improvement and wonder why in the world this is so important. Here are just a few reasons why you should constantly strive towards personal growth and development.
1) It helps you learn from your mistakes. What good does it do for you to make a mistake and never learn from it? It does absolutely no good at all. When you are focused on learning and growing as a person, you will be much more likely to take every mistake or problem you encounter and look at them as learning experiences, rather than wasted time.
2) You will become prosperous in your life. People who are passionate about becoming a better, or more well-rounded person, are often more prosperous as well. This doesn’t necessarily mean you will become rich, in a monetary sense of the word. But you will be much more at peace with yourself and consider yourself richly blessed with what you do have.
3) You will develop positive, nurturing relationships. When you learn how to handle yourself and your own life circumstances, you will also learn how to develop better relationships in your life. From friends to family, you will be better equipped to handle unexpected problems and cultivate positive, healthy relationships with others. 4) You will live an overall healthier life. Learning more about yourself and achieving a higher level of respect for yourself can only lead to a healthier and more productive life. When you grow as a person, you start caring more about yourself in every aspect. You’ll have a greater desire to eat healthier, squelch bad habits, and take better care of yourself.
Mindy Amita Aisling
ICF Life Coach,
NFPT Fitness Trainer,
OMA Certified Mediator
Mindy Aisling is a certified life and business coach in Bend, OR, exceeding all of the educational requirements & training set forth by the ICF.
She has worked with such organizations as St. Charles Hospital, Soroptimists, The Dispute Resolution Center, Olympic Medical Center, Americorps, and Juvenile and Family Services.
She has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Bend Bulletin, The Peninsula Daily News, KOMO 4 TV, The Oregonian and many more. You can learn more about Mindy here.
Mindy offers professional, affordable online coaching to clients around the world, and local coaching to clients in Bend, Oregon.
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