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.