Knowing Your Destination





When I wrote My introduction to the topic of Personal Growth I said that knowing yourself is the most important element in the process to that desired growth. The second in importance is knowing where you want to be. Once you knew yourself-which includes knowing your strengths and weaknesses-then the next step is to know where you are heading to. Setting goals and going after them is an important part of personal growth; however, where you want to be is a question of a direction rather than fixed points.

What are your goals? let’s not get confused between Goals and Personal growth. Personal growth consists of different goals that lead all together toward a desired result. For example, if your goal is to make money then you are planning to grow the financial part of your personal growth. Financial growth by itself will not lead to a personal growth unless it is combined with other things that will add value to you personally. And since we are different, what we want to be is different as well. Therefore, the process of personal growth toward that desired direction is different for each one of us. For that reason, “where you want to be” should be supported by a vision. And that vision is based on the Core-Values for each one of us.

Bellow I suggested some parts of a desired stage that can be reached through personal growth. And by reaching a desired stage you want to be in a position where you have:

  1. Inner peace
  2. Eliminated your weaknesses
  3. Solidified your strengths
  4. Reached a financial stability
  5. A rich/valuable network.
  6. A good influence on others.

This list can be longer and should be different from one person to another. In my future posts I will be writing about each one of these six elements.

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Knowing Yourself and Where You at


As I wrote in the previous post, personal growth consists of three elements. These elements are knowing yourself, knowing where you want to be, and knowing how to get to there. Knowing your self is the first element and this is what I am going to write about in this post.

The importance of knowing yourself comes from the fact that it is the starting point for everything to come after. Everything to come later will depend on the first step “knowing yourself”. If you fail to know who you are then you will fail to reach where you want to be. Personally, I don’t mind spending a long period of time at this stage until I reach satisfying results.

I know, knowing yourself is not an easy task like it seems to be. When I said “knowing yourself” I’m not talking about your likes or dislikes or your favorite food and places. I am talking about what is deep inside you, what makes you think and react the way you do every day.  I know also that knowing everything about yourself can be impossible no matter how hard you try. However, the more you know yourself the easier it will be for you to know your destination (where you want to be). The more you know yourself the higher the results will be. There are three elements which I think will help to get anyone closer to knowing themselves.

First, Wake up and notice what is going wrong. Observe your life, is everything going OK? Can you sense anything going wrong? We tend to feel uncomfortable when things are not going our way or not going as we expected them to go, are you feeling that? Observing your life is an important step toward Self-awakening.

Second, discover your Core Values. Observing your life will get you closer to knowing and understanding your core values. Your core values should be the base of all other values in your life. Your values can be wealth, honesty, power.. etc. There are some tests and websites that can help you to determine your core values, use them. Your core values are what define you, so find out what are they.

Third, Your strengths and weaknesses. Your strengths are the things that create value for yourself such as being hard worker, good speaker and so on. Weaknesses are the things that take out some of your value such as being greedy, untrustworthy, and ignorant. You cannot get to know yourself if you don’t know your strengths and weaknesses. So if you don’t know your strengths and weaknesses it will be difficult for you to know yourself and where you are at this point of your life. Go and find out what are your strengths and weaknesses are.

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Thoughts About Personal Growth


Welcome to my blog. As a person who has studied Economics, the question of growth has always interested me. Countries grow when the amount of goods and services increase from one year to another. I wanted to take the same concept of a nation’s growth and apply it to individuals, me specifically. This growth, on personal level, is called Personal Growth. To be more specific, personal growth is the value you add to yourself during a specific period of time.

I have wondered how a person can enhance his/her personal growth and ways for that personal growth to be sustained for a long period of time. So I came up with an answer, personal growth can be enhanced and sustained for a long period of time if the person knows three key elements. It is very essential for a person seeking personal growth to know exactly where they are, where they want to be, and how to get to there. I know that sounds very simple but believe me, defining each one of these elements might not be as simple as it seems.

I will be writing about each one of these elements in separate posts but let me give a short note about each one of them. Who I am? Is the starting point. It is where a person try to define themselves and know their strength and weaknesses. Wants and needs. It is where a person’s values are defined. Although many people claim to know them self, it is important to be sure that what you know about yourself is true and accurate. Where I want to be? Is a question of destiny, dream, and goals. Being aware of what you want is an important element of personal growth. Personal growth cannot be triggered if you have not defined where you want to be.

The third element is how to get to there. This element includes all the tools, means, and skills you need to have to move from where you are to where you want to be. once those two elements, where I am and where I want to be, are figured out then the next step is to determine what possible tools and skills will help you to go from where you are to where you want to be in efficient and effective ways.

With that being said, the growth can be fast or slow. It all depends on you and your awareness of your self-worth. Knowing your exact Self-worth is what determine the speed of your personal growth. If you believe your worth is high then your personal growth will be faster than if you believe your self-worth is low. I will be writing more about Self-worth on another post. In the next few posts I will be writing about how we can discover who we are and where we want to be.