Brian Tracy said, “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.”
There are uncountable benefits of personal development. You grow in every phase of your life. That growth makes you stronger and better than before. And to grow stronger and better, personal development is essential.
Let it be self-development at home, at work, as a leader, a friend, or in your relationship, it is going to bring healthier changes in your life.
From many benefits, we will talk about the 12 important ones that will encourage you to improve personal developmental areas.
The Best 12 Benefits Of Personal Development
Personal development refers to working on all the areas where improvement is required. Basically, it includes exploring and enhancing oneself for self-growth.
Self-growth cannot happen without devotion and dedication. If you have a sense of realization that this part of yours need an improvement, only then you will get the importance of self development and personal growth.
Here are the 12 benefits of personal development.
1. Self Reflection
You may not realize the importance of self-reflection in the beginning, but it will leave a great impact on your growth. When personal development and growth happens, you start to understand yourself.
The question that generally arises, ‘who am I?’ doesn’t arise any more. You understand who are you and what makes you such a person. You start to acknowledge your actions, your thinkings, your emotions and all your values.
One self-reflection example can be to know, ‘why do you think and behave the way you do?’ Once you get aware of your actions, behaviour, feelings in different situations, you grow.
And that growth comes from the personal development.
2. Self Sufficient
Self-development makes you self-sufficient.
When you start to explore yourself and love as you are, you don’t look for a hand to go out with, to eat with, to party with. You start to enjoy your company because you realize all that you will always have is yourself.
We all do need people in life. But we expect everything from only one person and that’s where we get heart broken.
Every person that comes in our lives is different in some other way. Some will cry with you, Some will laugh with you, some will show the compatibility, and some wouldn’t match your vibes, and we need all of them in our lives because a single person cannot fulfil all our needs.
But when personal development happens, we become a combination of these people so, when somebody like us come into our lives we start to give them all they need, we start to give ourselves all we need, and we become self-sufficient.
3. Fewer Conflicts
Decrease in conflicts and unnecessary arguments are healthy benefits of personal development in the workplace.
Other benefits of personal development in the workplace can be improvement in the way of communication, better relationships with colleague, time management, and better presentations.
When arguments turn into discussions, there are more chances of productivity and understanding than an abusive environment. Personal development covers so many areas so that your growth never stops.
Workplace is one of the areas where personal development is most required for better productivity. And these enhancements in yourself can benefit you for lifetime.
Personal growth is the key to lasting relationships. When your understanding gets better about yourself, understanding your friends, your partner, your colleagues becomes easier.
This gives them opportunity to understand you too.
Also, you start to see the different side of the story. You start to understand why do people act in a certain way in certain situations. And you start to give them space when they need it the most.
I was always taught that if you want to help someone or understand someone, you need to do it to yourself first. It always starts from yourself, from the house. If you start to know yourself, your relationships will get lot better by time.
That’s how much self development is important.
5. No Regrets
The surrounding things will go as you like. You will not have to depend on anyone for your important decisions. You would love to take opinions but will start to do what you find right for yourself.
When we do not work on personal growth, we let others control our lives in their way. That either happens unknowingly or due to the pressure. But once we decide to rule our lives, nobody feels the power to do it on our behalf.
On someday, if you fail and your decision goes wrong, you will not have regrets because you choose to do it. Messes happen, and they heal by time, but you atleast get peace in doing what you really wanted to.
All of this together also make you realize your mistake and make you work on them. Personal development is vast and so important the same time.
Self-development will make you understand that self-love is never selfish. It is needed so you can equally think about yourself as you do it to others.
If you do not take time to think about yourself, your rights, your emotions and don’t stand up for toxicity around you, then there’s need of personal development.
When personal development takes place, it teaches us the importance of loving oneself so you can fulfil your needs, do as you like, take your decisions and express as you want.
7. Inner Peace
You will eventually start to stay happy. No negativity will bother you after the personal growth starts happening. You will even see yourself not caring about certain negative thoughts and certain actions of people. Because now you will understand that you cannot change who they are and there’s a reason why they are dong what they are doing.
On days, when you will be too upset about certain things, you won’t get negative thoughts, you won’t overthink but just stay quiet because you will know you don’t have control over certain things.
It will improve your mindset. It will improve your way of communication. And it will improve your thoughts and values.
Your physical and mental health starts to improve. You stay healthy and fit. Your mind is never controlled by somebody else or by their actions or words.
Moreover, you stay happy and positive. Everything that matters to you is yours and others health. You even start to notice that yours or someone’s mental health is not at the right place so, you help yourself and others to heal.
It’s beautiful journey of personal growth. When it starts to happen, the surrounding things will completely sound different. You will start to adapt to changes and adjust yourself in all kinds of environment.
The best thing will be, you will no more entertain wrong environment, wrong behaviour and wrong actions of people. That will keep you healthy and fit forever.
All those fears would seem like an adventure. Fear of rejection, fear of height, fear of people, etc would give you a boost to overcome them.
You would take it as an opportunity to overcome all that scared you so you can learn more and grow better.
Personal development is not only about the personality, it improves you in ways that you would feel like a whole different person, who has so much courage, positivity, healthy mindset and will to put more efforts into something you love so much.
10. Balanced Life
The best thing about personal development is that it will help you balance your personal and professional life. You will know when to put what first. And how to tackle both in different situations.
You will have an understanding of putting efforts in both family and work so you don’t lose yourself in one area.
This I feel is one of the best benefits of personal development as it starts to improve your relation with your family. Once you learn to balance between both, your life becomes easy and worth living.
Personal development will help you not compromise on your career.
You will give your career an equal priority as you would give to someone you love. You will realize the importance of education and career in your life and would work hard to fulfill all your dreams.
You would stop doing as others say and start to do what you like. Your perspective towards life will change. And that will be a healthier change.
Personal development will improve productivity, efficiency and creativity. There will be more clarity in work and decision-making would become easier.
You will know your directions, your solutions and ways to achieve your targets.
I have learnt a lot from self development. That is why I want you to be benefited from it. So, you can pass on the wisdom, help others, improve more and enhance yourself whenever you notice a need of doing it.
Personal Development Tips
Here are some tips for personal growth.
- Make a personal development plan
- Learn to be accountable
- Explore yourself and find out the areas that need an improvement
- Challenge your fears
- Learn to be resilient
- Practice patience
- Keep a track of your growth
- Learn to control your life on your terms
- Take your life decisions on your own
- Be responsible for your actions
- Let your emotions come out
- Express as much as you can
- Aim to make relationships stronger.
- To start to forgive all those that did you wrong.
- Apologize for your wrong deeds.
- Compete with yourself.
- Aim to make targets and work on it.
- To improve your relationship with yourself.
- To be able to achieve your goals and be devoted towards them.
We interviewed some life coaches and counsellors to know how personal growth has benefited them.
Coach Alive Amit says,
“Personal Growth has led me to be more mindful about my thoughts, which helped me understand that most of my thoughts and beliefs have come from my environment and rituals followed in family.
With it, I have started consciously train my mind and feed my brain with thoughts that helps me to be fearless and think of bigger vision.
It has helped me to get clear of my values and beliefs, be more patience with self and others. Also helped me to understand the reasons behind my feelings and understand actions of others too…”
See What Coach Radha Has To Say
“Personal development has changed me in many ways. I was too toxic, arrogant, a complaint box and doubted myself. Since I started to improve myself, things changed.
I became aware of my habits – good and bad. I started acknowledging what hurt me, what makes me happy, what brings out the best in me. If I have to say it in a sentence, then I started expressing. That’s one of the greatest benefits of personal development for me.”
Chaitali Ipar (Counselling Psychologist) defines personal growth and expresses her experience –
“Personal growth happens when you understand how shame affects our functioning. I’ve been an introvert with symptoms of social anxiety all my life and I always avoided events where I had to face people.
I’ve been comfortable with my art and photography to keep myself away from any interaction. But I realized that I won’t have multiple experience of learning if I stay in my cocoon.
I also wanted to spread awareness on mental health and my qualifications as a Psychologist from TISS wouldn’t be useful if I didn’t work with people in bigger numbers. So, I started taking workshops and I realized managing anxiety comes either by flooding or graded exposure. So, the key is the start!”
“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth
And that has always been a motivation for me. Personal growth is essential, it improves you and lead your life in a happy direction. I would be really glad if you found this content helpful and in any manner I changed your perspective.
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