Accelerating personal growth is an endless journey of becoming a better version of ourselves. Desire to improve ourselves is embedded in our genes the day we born.
When I was 16 I had strong opinions and had a feeling of anger or disappointment when things didn’t go my way. I used to think that I know a lot of things. I was the center of the universe. When I was 25 I realized that I didn’t know a lot about the things in the world. I had a feeling that there are a lot of things to know and do. When I was 30 I realized that this life is not enough to know and do a lot of things, no matter what some things we cannot touch.
Over the years life has happened and each aspect of it taught me something. Now I made point of listening to my own inner voice and comparing it with the voices of others. I am sure of the only thing that I really cannot be sure of anything. I cannot be a person who knows everything.
“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Personal growth is an expansion of the experiences, learning, and consciousness about things. Always trying to improve yourself. What is growth for one person can be different for others. So first, you have to define what do I want? What is growth for me? How do I see my life in 5 years?
These tips have helped me
- Focus on experiences and not things
- Depend on yourself but accept the support of others
- Comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not to others
- Gradualism. Smaller to-do lists
- Wake up early. Make habit of waking up and sleeping at the same time
- Travel, explore places, cultures, and people.
- Get rid of toxic people.
- Focus on networking and building your network.
- Exercise daily, even if it is 5–10 minutes of intense exercise
- Eat a high protein/high-fat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking
- Stay hydrated
- Focus on the 80/20 rule. Always remember your 80 percent success comes from your best 20 percent efforts.
- Read. Read about personal health, sales, management, marketing, and personal finance. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies
- Learn from other successful people.
The most important thing is don’t try to change everything in your life overnight. Accelerating your Personal growth is a lifetime journey day by day you need to get better at it. Give yourself some time. Cultivate micro habits and convert them into a routine.
Accelerating your Personal growth in career
Accelerating your career means moving farther and faster than other people on your same career track. But always remember ‘if you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together’. But don’t be afraid to ve better than others.
You will only achieve this through:
- Taking risks that your peers do not
- Working with people who are among the best in your field
- Working for a company that is growing so fast that you gain access to opportunities that would otherwise never be available
If you look at all the most successful people you know or have read about, you will find a few striking patterns.
First you’ll notice that you MUST take risks to get ahead. The road less traveled is by definition the only road that will allow you to get ahead because getting ahead means doing things differently. Go for big successes or big failures. Anything in between doesn’t stand out. The worst thing you can be in your career is invisible.
Second, you’ll notice that the people who accomplish a lot ALWAYS surrounded themselves with exceptional people smarter than themselves. From Steve Jobs to Gandhi, they were able to recognize, attract, and retain great people.
Lastly, the type of product, company, and industry you are working in will heavily influence your future opportunities. Tech is a great place to be no matter what your skillset is.
“Get on a rocket ship. When companies are growing quickly and they are having a lot of impacts, careers take care of themselves. And when companies aren’t growing quickly or their missions don’t matter as much, that’s when stagnation and politics come in. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.”
― Eric Schmidt