If you want a fulfilling life, you must take care of yourself. You must attend to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. While this may seem challenging in today’s hectic world, it’s really not all that difficult. The keys are to identify your goals, believe in yourself, and set your own course.
Most people don’t really understand their full potential. Our society teaches us not to think “too much” of ourselves, and as a consequence, many of us are habitual underachievers. It’s very important to establish a strong sense of self worth if you truly want to pursue your own goals and attain your maximum potential.
The difference in attaining real and meaningful personal growth and marking off measures of societal success is that personal growth takes significant time and dedication and consistent effort. Personal goals are self-determined. This process of determination is a time consuming process.
Many societal measurements of success are easily attained by spending money or passing tests. Both the goal and the means of attainment are provided. The course is laid out, and success is fast, if not particularly fulfilling.
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else!” ~ Yogi Berra
The first step to becoming your richest self is to determine exactly what you want out of life. You can’t plan the first step of your journey if you have no idea of where you plan to end up. Once you have a clear goal in mind follow these 4 empowering thoughts to help you create your own personal development plan:
- The mind is the limit! Don’t allow the thoughts of others to limit your success. Measure with your own yardstick.
- Accentuate the positive! When you have a negative thought, cancel it. Expect only the best!
- Follow your intuition! It’s there for a reason! Turn to your intuitive and creative self when the logical world cannot answer your questions.
- Feel empowered! Your actions make a difference! Choose them with care and believe in your ability to chart your own course in life.
Return to your true strength to become your richest self!
You may think that it’s impossible for you to think, believe and behave in these ways, but the fact is, you have already had experience with this. Healthy children usually possess these high levels of self confidence, optimism, intuition, imagination and self-empowerment. It’s the experience of living and trying to whittle our round-peg selves down to fit in square holes that makes us forget.