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It’s Time To Put Yourself First

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This time, put yourself first and become a healthier and happier person by working on yourself. Develop personal development goals, stick to them and see them manifest in your life in positive ways.

Working on yourself allows relationships to deepen, doors to open, and you can gain a more positive outlook on life in general. As John Maxwell’s First Law of Growth, The Law of Intentionality says that growth doesn’t just happen. Follow these tips to develop yourself in a positive manner. A self-help strategy for overcoming anxiety is to notice your thinking. Work to stop thinking in absolutes, using words like “never,” “always,” “must,” and so on. This type of distorted thinking results in unrealistic expectations, which cause you to put additional, excessive pressure on yourself. By defeating these cognitive distortions and putting thoughts into more realistic terms, you are less likely to overwhelm yourself with stress and that’s a good thing.

Another great tip with regards to personal development is to make a plan and stick to it. Creating a plan to achieve a goal is great, but it is only half the battle. Understand that setting up goals and making plans is easy, executing them is the hard part. Excitement and motivation gets you going, but it’s the discipline that keeps you going which makes the Law of Consistency so important to your development. Look for inspiration all around you, every day there are plenty of examples you just have to be aware of it and to look for it. Choose something that pertains to your unique individual needs. A self-help video is an excellent way to get in tune with new ideas with minimal time commitment. Also, take the time to evaluate your work work/life balance to make sure you are keeping them separate.

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Personal development means loving yourself. You should make sure that you take care of yourself as well as your character. Feed your body when it needs nourishment, and don’t shame yourself for things you cannot change about your situation. Acceptance is the key to being humble and overcoming adversity. Experiment with your options. Try on new passions, personality traits and other personal touches to see if they might be a source of enjoyment for you. You may come across new ways to express yourself that come naturally and communicate your values with ease. This is an excellent way to present yourself in new, honest ways to others and keeps your personality dynamic. One way that you can do that is to check out some Toastmasters club in your area.

Have a role model. It can be helpful to look up to someone whose behavior or life you admire. It can give you something to work toward and it can also provide you with help on your own journey. You might feel better to learn that your role model suffered with some of the things you suffer with. Help others whenever you can. Some of the most successful people in life are those who respect and help the people that surround them. Doing things that help to change people’s lives, even in the smallest ways, will make you feel good about yourself and cause you to be the kind of person that others want to be around.

As you can see, these tips are easily included in your everyday life. Learning them takes little time out of your day and just a bit of practice. As you progress, you will find that life seems a little brighter, relationships seem easier and the world around you will seem a little more inviting.

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Jack Klemeyer

Jack Klemeyer

Grow Your Business™ Coaching founder Jack Klemeyer is recognized as a preeminent resource and program developer as a business coach, consultant, speaker, trainer and facilitator of Mastermind groups for entrepreneurs, business professionals and companies of all sizes.
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A Certified John Maxwell Coach, Speaker and Trainer who is passionate about helping people grow their businesses!
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