‘How can I be my best and live life to its fullest?’ is the question that is more or less constantly on our mind.
Personal development has always been some kind of problem for all of us. We all have the power somewhere in our mind, but a few have a true will to do so. It is a hard path filled with a lot of effort and downfalls, but the last time you stand up will be the moment you see that it was all worth it. So, let’s dive in.
What are the 5 critical success factors for personal development?
Overcoming your fears
Your fears have always been the ones who are holding you back. The fear of losing someone, fear of being foolish, or even talking to people. The most important thing to know is that your fears don’t define you. Anxiety is a psychological problem that is related to the future, which is exactly what we are talking about here.
You may be playing out the scenarios in your head, which is normal to some extent; but if you are constantly spending time in your head, that won’t do you any good. All you need to do is bravely face your fears. Understandably, it is easier said than done. It is something you must do without any expectations of how it’s going to turn out, just build up the courage and go for it! The first time is often difficult, but if you push through it, success is guaranteed. You can’t quick-fix a problem that you’ve been dealing with for a longer time, but breaking the mental blockages your fears have put up will lift a huge weight off your chest.
Karma is a law of the universe. What goes around comes back around. Logically speaking, if you want to feel good about yourself, one of the things you must do is try to make someone else feel good about themselves. Any good deed that you can think of, do it! Help an elderly person cross the road, make someone smile today, compliment a few people and hug your loved ones. This can only bring you joy. It’s all about the energy you put out there. It is that simple!
Positive energy is something that you should feel and radiate all the time. Resisting the urge to be aggressive is a very toxic thing to do, because it is only going to build up in your system. But, rather than spreading this negative energy to other people, try to work things out by yourself. Forgive yourself for all the bad things you did, not knowing better at the time.
Don’t be afraid of change, because as intimidating as it is, it can also bring so much wonderful things to you. You have the ability to reconstruct yourself over and over again. See yourself as the best that you can be and put yourself in a state of mind in which you truly believe that satisfaction is coming your way, because the law of attraction is real. Also, spending more time in nature will help you quietly observe and understand yourself better. Try to find your own mantra, maybe even a word, that will always calm you in your dark times. Meditate, connect with your true self and be absolutely in love with who you are.
Surround yourself with people who bring you joy. Whether it is your family, friends or a lover, try to maintain your relations with those who you can always count on. A person with whom you can share your fears and dark times, and still feel appreciated is a person you should cherish forever. However, be wise and recognize who is really there for you and who is just using you to get what they want. Though it is important, positive vibes shouldn’t always come from within. Sometimes, all you need to do is receive them and thank the people around you. Anyone who can make you feel at ease should never be neglected.
Last, but not least, working out with an additional proper nutrition will always help you grow. Let go of McDonald’s and other fast foods, and start taking care of yourself. Light food will make you feel better and refreshed. Physical activity increases your serotonin and dopamine levels, which help you stay motivated, healthy and satisfied. Though outer appearance is not as important as inner appearance, you will always feel more content with yourself by being happy with the way you look. Not to mention, the more weight you gain, the bigger the chances are of getting a health problem. Sleep well, exercise, stay hydrated and you will flourish. A healthy lifestyle has always been an amazing recipe for personal development.