4 Principles of Next Level Personal Growth

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4 Principles of Next Level Personal Growth

Don’t leave your life to chance.

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Self improvement, personal development, personal growth- whatever name you pick. You start it in your 20s (if you’re lucky) and you think at 25 maybe you’ll be done by the time you’re 30.

Then you hit 30 (or 40 or 50) and realize- this shit never ends. ‘I’m never “done”.’

You may be the best version of yourself you’ve ever been. But it’s not the best you’ll ever be.

Anyway, whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been on the road for a while…here are the four core aspects of your journey.

You have to control your time

Don’t let your days get away from you. I’ve been suffering through some mash up of the flu/bronchitis and man, my schedule was all jacked up. It felt doubly awful.

Then I realized, a ton of people just live like this. Not sick as hell but unplanned. They have no plan for their day. Aside from the obvious- shower, work, dinner, TV time- there’s no built-in plan for what they should be doing at 6pm on Tuesday evening.

On a normal day I know exactly what I need to achieve during what time period. It allows me to get done all my must do’s plus have time for rest and fun.

Plan ahead
Don’t procrastinate
Prioritize
Say no
Delegate
Eliminate distractions
Track your time
Lack of belief is killing you

If you’re unwilling to believe in yourself, you cannot expect anyone else to. It just never works like that.

People who are mediocre but have deep belief in their ability always surpass those who are geniuses but unsure.

In fact, the smarter you are, the more likely you are to lack confidence. Which means it’s almost always those of average intelligence in positions of power.

Use affirmations and mantras
Practice gratitude for yourself
Forgive yourself- I had the chance to be great early on. I squandered it.
Emit positive energy
Focus on what you can control
You’re letting yourself go to shit

If you don’t take care of yourself, you have zero energy. With zero energy you get zero done. If you get zero done, you’ll never grow and/or improve.

Focusing on your health is mandatory. Without good health, little else matters.

Eat well and hydrate
Sleep well
Exercise daily
Meditate
You have to figure out what you’re actually trying to accomplish

If you don’t have any clarity, you will always just spin your wheels and feel unfulfilled.

Find things you want to do and then take massive action on them.

I figured out I wanted what I call the Trifecta of Living Well: good health, solid relationships and wealth. So now everything I do has to contribute to one of those buckets.

That’s clarity.

Define your goals clearly
Clarify priorities. You can’t have more than 3 or so
Give yourself deadlines
Try using SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)

CONTRIBUTED BY Cait Mack

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