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30 SELF DEVELOPMENT TIPS

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Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better?

 

If you do, then these self-development tips will be helpful in your personal growth journey. There’s nothing more meaningful than to pursue a life of development and betterment. It is through improving ourselves that we get the most out of life. Some of these tips are simple steps which you can engage in immediately while some are bigger steps which takes conscious effort to act on.

 

Here they are:

 

  1. Make sure at every point in time you are reading a book. Books are concentrated sources of wisdom. The more books you read, the more wisdom you expose yourself to. Read a book every day and if you spend 20 minutes reading daily, for 52 weeks you would have consumed about 1,000,000 words.

 

  1. Make friends with successful people and occasionally buy them gifts and surprise them with lunch because successful people always give and hardly get, so when you give them, they value the gift a lot.

 

  1. Get a mentor and follow his instructions and respect the relationship. Never beg your mentor for money or disrespect his or her privacy.



 

  1. Make new positive friends as often as possible and ensure you keep the communication line open. Create a network of friends and not just connections.

 

  1. Show kindness to everyone. Small boys today will be big boys tomorrow. The biggest dog in the neighborhood was once a puppy. Keep the information/secret to yourself.

 

  1. Always plan ahead and be proactive. He that plans the future works less in the future.

 

  1. Listen to speeches and messages from great teachers, both religious and educational.

 

  1. Attend seminars and trainings on any area you need to improve yourself – Personal development, workshops, sales and marketing etc.

 

  1. Have the habit of keeping a pen and a writing pad handy because ideas come in the form of flashes. The smallest pen is bigger and better than the biggest brain.

 

  1. Overcome your fears. All of us have fears. Fear of uncertainty, fear of public speaking, fear of risk…All our fears keep us in the same position and prevent us from growing. Recognize that your fears reflect areas where you can grow. Always think of fears as the compass for growth. If you have a fear about something, it represents something you’ve yet to address, and addressing it helps you to grow.

 

  1. Stay away from television as much as possible. You can watch educational channels. Men with big TV sit in front of them to watch men with big libraries.

 

  1. Put control over your mouth; never say evil of any man; what you are not certain of should not be said. Say good of all men.

 

  1. Always show appreciation for any good deed you received.

 

  1. Always help someone in need.

 

  1. Live a debt free life. What you can’t pay cash for is not your size.

 

  1. Give out loans that you can part with as gift, so that you don’t destroy your business and relationship.

 

  1. Create legitimate multiple sources of income.

 

  1. Save at least 10 percent of your income. Savings help you prepare for emergencies.

 

  1. Invest a portion of your income, and be patient to see it grow. If what you have in your hands is not good to be called a harvest then it’s a seed; sow it.

 

  1. Keep a good financial record of all income and expenses, so you won’t ask later “where did my money go”

 

  1. Be involved in community services.

 

  1. Keep getting better on your daily goals and dream. Stay focused with to-do lists. Start the day with a list of tasks to-do. Complete and develop yourself on them and make sure you get to the top 10 % of your industry.

 

  1. Make sure you engage in physical exercise. It keeps your brain alert and your body fit to enjoy your success.

 

  1. Wake up early. Waking up early (say, 5-6am) has been acknowledged by many to improve productivity and quality of life. When you wake up early, your mindset is already set to continue the momentum and proactively live out the day.

 

  1. Level up your skills. The concept of leveling up is gaining experience so you can be better and stronger. As a blogger, constantly level you writing skills. As a speaker, constantly level up your public engagement abilities. What skills can you level up?

 

  1. Quit a bad habit. Are there any bad habits you can lose? Oversleeping? Not exercising? Being late? Slouching? Nail biting? Smoking? Here’s some help on how you can quit a bad financial habit.

 

  1. Put someone up to a challenge. Competition is one of the best ways to grow. Set a challenge (weight loss, exercise, financial challenge, etc.) and compete with an interested friend to see who achieves the target first. Through the process, both of you will gain more than if you were to set off on the target alone.

 

  1. Get out of your comfort zone. Real growth comes with hard work and sweat. Being too comfortable doesn’t help us grow – it makes us stagnant. What is your comfort zone? Do you stay in most of the time? Do you keep to your own space when out with other people? Shake your routine up. Do something different. By exposing yourself to a new context, you’re literally growing as you learn to act in new circumstances.

 

  1. Ask for feedback. As much as we try to improve, we will always have blind spots. Asking for feedback gives us an additional perspective. Some people to approach will be friends, family, colleagues, boss, or even acquaintances, since they will have no preset bias and can give their feedback objectively.

 

  1. Pray often, and know that for every success, God made it possible.
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