A Bit Of Self Help Talk
Working on yourself to grow, change, and be the best that you can is one smart move! Are you following a good personal development strategy?
The Self-Development Industry
The self-development industry is booming with coaches, books and seminars. Everyday tons of people are using these (great) resources to develop themselves and grow. Over the last decade, I have also gone through my fair share of personal growth, to a point of becoming a life coach. There is no limit to how far one can go when they set their mind to it!
A Bit About Colin Dubb
The first time I picked up a self-help book was back in 1999. I was 19 years old and feeling rather hesitant about life. I had finished school a year earlier and did not have the slightest clue on what I should do. A few friends of mine went to university, others joined their family businesses, and some got full-time jobs. I had some part-time work, but with no idea (or confidence) on how to move forward, I fell into a bit of a slump. Ever felt lost and uncertain about the future?
Personal Growth Begins
I remember discussing this with a close friend of mine and him telling me that I was far too negative. I was only focused on what I couldn’t do and my self-confidence had suffered. He gave me a book and told me to “read it!” The book title was You Can Do It, by Paul Hanna. This was a basic read but most importantly got me thinking – something I had failed to do for a long time. It is like I saw the light.
Reading this book was a stepping stone onto my own personal growth journey. Since reading this book I have read many (hundreds) more, taken part in multiple workshops, study courses and personal development groups. I have a regular list of authors that I follow, and everyday, I am surrounded by wonderfully positive people.
Your Personal Growth and Development
My question to you is, what are you doing in regards to personal growth? Are you regularly reading, attending workshops, and hanging out with positive people, or is life just one big drag? This is something you should look into as a matter of urgency! We all need to work on ourselves so that we can both reach our highest potential, and experience happiness and joy on a daily basis.
I hope you enjoyed this article and thanks for reading. Your comments are welcome.