3 Tips to Accelerate Your Personal Growth
I know that if you're reading this then you must be a badass human looking to excel in life. I'm of the belief that if you're not growing, you're dying. I know this sounds dramatic but the seasons of my life that I was unhappy, it's because I was stagnant in my personal growth. Us humans are learning machines! There is virtually unlimited space for new knowledge. Think of your brain as a computer. It has a hard drive with the basic functions for survival hardwired in that you can't modify. But you can upload new programs, you can delete ones you don't use anymore and you can use the search function to find things! Our mind works in much the same way. We even store our emotions in a similar way as folders on your desktop!
We are constantly taking in new information. In fact we are bombarded by 11 million bits of information per second! Our internal processor(our brain) is only capable of processing 126 bits per second. The fact is, we are constantly exposing ourselves to new information which is being downloaded into our internal "computer". Every show you watch, every podcast, every song, every thought is being downloaded into your unconscious mind and ends up influencing you. In fact, repetitive information from your environment is often adopted by you as your own beliefs! So this can be good or bad depending on what you are letting yourself be influenced by! Are you listening to inspirational speakers and growth oriented things? Or are you mindlessly watching that show on murder or the news that is constantly showing you all the negativity in the world?
Think of your mind like a garden. It doesn't care what you plant, it will grow it! You can plant apple seeds or pumpkin seeds and it will grow. The mind is the same. If you plant seeds of negativity(by hanging out with negative people all the time, or thinking negative thoughts, or watching negative TV) then that will grow and take root in your mind. But the opposite is also true. If you plant seeds of positivity with awesome books, encouraging podcasts, and hang out with positive people then that will flourish.
In order to accelerate your personal growth you must be very picky about what you are allowing into your world. You must pick the packet of seeds that you want to plant carefully. Your mind is the most precious thing you have. So let's dive into my top 3 tips to accelerate your personal growth.
Tip #1:Read- Reading a good book is food for the mind and the soul! I agree that from time to time it's great to tune out and read a good fiction novel but for the purpose of personal growth I recommend those meaty, non-fiction books! Read the books that teach you new skills, new strategies, new ways of looking at the world. Those are the books that will expand your thinking and assist you in your evolution. I try to read 10 minutes a day of some kind of empowering book. Audio books are another great way to optimize time while working out or driving.
There are SO many good books out there but here are some of my favs:
-Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill
-The Power of Now By Eckhart Tolle
-Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself By Dr. Joe Dispenza
-You're A Badass By Jen Sincero
Tip #2: Journal- Reflecting on your life is one of the most beneficial things you can do. It allows you to process your thoughts externally. Sometimes we get so caught up in our head that we can't make sense of things. By getting it out on paper you can take a new perspective and see things in a new light.
If you are facing an obstacle or challenge I encourage you to do some free flow writing. Just let it all come out...it doesn't even need to make sense! Just start writing and see what comes up.
If you are in a good space, build on that even more by journaling your gratitude! This practice is one I love and will really accelerate your growth. Just list anything and everything you are grateful for and appreciative of and feel the momentum that ensues!
Tip #3:Learn-Investing in yourself is one of the best ways to accelerate your growth. The very act of spending money on a course or training is a signal, to yourself, that you are worth investing in! I remember I almost shit my pants when I committed to my first big training. It was $4,000 which to me felt like a HUGE amount of money and it was! But the fact that it was more than I've ever spent on myself was a big message (to myself) that I was WORTH IT! It was also symbolic that I was ready to do what I've never done before to take my life to the next level. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I was tired of that hamster wheel. I knew that in order to take my business to the next level, I had to level up my thinking. And it was the best money I ever spent! I'm now charging 5x what I used to which more than makes up for the investment in the training.
Learning from others is what life is all about! There is always more to learn and more to know which I think is one of the most exciting things about life. The very act of being in a room with other likeminded people is beneficial! When you meet and spend time with other people with the same mindset of growth it takes you to another level of thinking which opens doors in your mind you didn't even know were there. Yay for rabbit holes! Jump in and take the ride! So anything you can do to learn and keep learning, I recommend!
Those are some of my top tips for taking your growth to the next level quickly! If you'd like to accelerate your personal growth, join me for my 7 day training. This is the training for those who are looking for the best tools and techniques to grow and develop in all areas of life. Advanced things such as reprogramming your mind, working with the unconscious mind, learning how to control your emotional state and advanced goal setting techniques and SO much more.....click Learn More now!