All other core areas of growth are built on personal growth. You could say that all growth is personal. Personal growth begins with parents and what they teach their children (consciously or subconsciously). The vast majority of people have more personal power than they realize, and if more people would focus on refining their personal powers, they could build a better life for themselves and build better communities.
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Personal growth is to gain knowledge that helps you make better choices and create meaning in life. I prefer to call it self-leadership.
Our future self is depending on our present self to develop opportunities. The truth about opportunity is that our abilities are natural opportunities, and when we gain knowledge and develop our abilities it attracts more human made opportunities.
There are only three ways to gain knowledge; Personal experience with trial and error over the years; Thinking about important topics or thinking through personal experience options; Deliberately seeking knowledge from others personally (family, friends, coaches, counselors, or mentors) or virtually (books, podcasts, videos, or courses)
While all growth processes involve the same discover, design, and deliver structure, they are all based on personal growth. The three levels of personal growth are the discipline of self, the art of fulfillment, and the science of achievement.
Holistic Personal Growth (based on my book Opportunity Truth)
Foundation of strength (personal foundation): This includes developing our identity, mindset, emotional fitness, and physical health. Our identity includes our background, worldview, character, and personality. The best mindset for anything you desire to do, is a positive growth mindset.
Art of purpose (personal purpose): This can be found in three areas, what we have faith and hope in, relationships, and engaging our strengths or our competence. This is how we create meaning in life, which helps us feel fulfilled. Purpose is a deeper level of meaning and is rooted in one or more of our faith, work, or relationships. Purpose is based on how we apply our uniqueness to the world.
Science of momentum (personal achievement): This is best built on a strong personal foundation with a sense of direction with purpose. Momentum is continuous achievements that respect the principles of goal setting, productivity (habits), grit, and investing. Compound interest isn't just for money, it also applies to knowledge, health, and relationships.
While many people claim time is our most valuable resource, I feel that knowledge is our most valuable resource. Knowledge (specifically truth) is how we respect our time and make the most of it. Gain knowledge. Live better.
The more we develop our natural opportunities the more fulfilled we feel, the more meaning we create in life, and the more it raises our collective humanity.
Any deliberate self-improvement is good; however, to maximize the best use of your time, mind, and emotions, designing a plan to reach your goals can be priceless. Having a plan helps create self-accountability and scheduling the tasks of a plan is proven to help follow through on them.
You can download and use the one-page pdf below or create your own one-page plan by making a note of your identity or worldview, top three decision guiding values, top strengths, and record a short affirmation of who you are and how you want to show up in life to others.
Then record your top 1-4 goals with the number one lead measure or the most important action or habit that will help you achieve the goal (and consider scheduling them).
Then record your most important relationships and maybe have a specific day and time you reach out and connect with them.
Consider having a section of continued learning where you list what areas you want to learn about and the resources (books you will read or the websites or podcasts you will frequent for such learning).
Then consider finishing it off with what you are grateful for. Then consider reading it daily, every morning to help with affirmations and visualization.
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod provides six proven practices that help most people get their day started well including Silence (meditation), Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing (journalling) which spells the acronym SAVERS. Set your intentions the night before, put the alarm across the room and sleep in your workout clothes if it helps. Earn your morning shower (Hal Elrod).
Personal Foundation: Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins, The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy, Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman, Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus, MD, The Seven Pillars of Health by Don Colbert, MD, Human Nature by Robert Greene, and Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.
Art of Fulfillment: Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, Sizing People Up by Robin Dreeke, Save Your Marriage Before it Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott, Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Crucal Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler, The Conversationalist by Russell Verhey, The Narrative Gym by Randy Olson, Give and Take, and Originals, both by Adam Grant, The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath, and Believe It by Jamie Kern Lima.
Science of Achievement: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Your Best Year Ever, and Free to Focus, both by Michael Hyatt, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Atomic Habits by James Clear, Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi, Grit by Angela Duckworth, Upstream by Dan Heath, Switch, and Decisive, both by Chip and Dan Heath, Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein, Choose to Win by Tom Ziglar, 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn, and The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
Personal growth is the foundation for professional growth.
Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris, Optimal Living Daily, True Life, Here to Thrive, Actualized, Inspire Nation, and The Hardcore Self Help Podcast, Brutal Iron, Garage Gym Athlete
TED talks, Be Inspired, School of Life, Big Think, Tom Bilyeu, Tony Robbins, Lewis Howes, Ed Mylett, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Team Fearless, Improvement Pill
There are more than 200 success principles and many books written on just one principle. Opportunity Truth reveals the system to develop opportunity based on the most important truths and principles. The more community leaders, teachers, influencers, and parents can teach these to their people and kids the better all our lives will be.
The book is a new look at self-leadership with a 3 level system and 10 keys. It includes priceless personal growth strategies, professional growth strategies, leadership growth strategies, and business growth strategies (including innovation).
You have a few options, go ahead and get the book now, read some highlights of the book on the Opportunity Truth page, or you can read the entire introduction and most of the first chapter, free when you click on the Get the book button, which will bring you to the Amazon page, then click on the cover of the book.
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