Personal Growth: How Can We Feel Successful in Our Lives?

Perhaps the most important realization that an individual can make in their quest for personal growth is that there is no single formula that defines the path to personal success. We all have different goals and priorities, which means that different activities and attitudes will make us feel good about ourselves. We also have different natural strengths and weaknesses that are a part of our inherent personality type. How then, as individuals, can we feel successful in our lives?

Understand What is Important to You.

Each personality type has a different idea of what it means to be successful. Self-knowledge is one common goal that will help everyone achieve personal success. We all have important role-models and influences in our lives that may have basic values that are quite different from our own. Sometimes one does not have the ability to realize their potential personal growth. Perhaps growing up they were protected by parents, siblings, spouses, even peers. Perhaps they would never have the realization. Defining moments in one’s life could be the door that opens the realization of personal growth such as marriage, birth of a child, loss of a loved one, loss of employment or gainful employment. All of these events in our life offer personal growth. Pivotal people in our lives is another area that opens the door to personal growth such as mentoring or having a coach in our life that enables us to do the things we want to do, dreamed of doing or helped us overcome fear of doing.

Stepping out of your comfort zone while improving your self-knowledge and realizing your true goals can be very liberating. This is instrumental to opening the door to personal growth.

Strive for Balance

Most people will experience times in their lives during which they are stressed to the point of serious imbalance. As you can see, balance and success are relative and the key to Personal Growth.

So how do we go about realizing what is truly important to us? How do we become balanced? How do we open that magical door that will show us the way to personal growth and success? An awareness and acceptance of the fact that one personality function may be more effective than another function in a given situation will help you to understand the relevance of personal growth to your life. Personal growth is an individuation, which is essentially the conscious realization of your true self, beyond the ego, that is presented by your conscious self. Our efforts to help people develop themselves is essentially the effort to help them to realize that their personal perspectives and conscious ideas are only a small part of who they are and that the more they try to develop and defend this superficial “self”, the further they get away from their true self. This realization helps a psyche in many concrete ways and is also a positive step towards promoting a psyche that is open to the process of individuation.

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog give me a call at 305-899-9963 or email me at [email protected] and we’ll make it happen.

Coach John
“Living beyond the ordinary”

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