The First Step in Everyday Personal Growth

Personal growth is something that takes consistency and accountability. It is my belief that if you are not growing in life and are stagnant you are moving in the reverse direction. We all know that one person who seems to fight personal growth and is in a state of arrested development. Personal growth is not something that comes natural and easy for a lot of people. So, what is the main characteristic one must attain to be more accustomed to personal growth…

Realize that you do not know everything and there is always something for you to learn. If you are in a place where you think you know everything there is to know about a particular subject, trade or field of study you have ultimately shut yourself off to the possibility of growth in said subject trade or field of study. The first step in everyday personal growth is the realization that there is room to grow. I know, it seems simple enough but this is a task that not everyone is accustomed to. The truth is if you do not see where there is room for improvement you can not possibly grow.

This simply task becomes increasingly more difficult for individuals who have built up their ego to epic proportions. When it comes to the facet of personal growth the ego is the enemy. You must become teachable and come to a point where you realization that every single person you meet knows something you do not. This is something that is very humbling and has no room for your ego. So, get your ego out of the way and know that you do not everything. In fact, I have come to a place where the more I learn the more I realize how little I know.

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” – Socrates

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