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Personal Development: WHY?

From The Secret Daily Teachings

No person or power in the outside world can compare to the power you have within you. Seek the power within, as it knows the perfect way for you. May the joy be with you. Rhonda Byrne

Personal development is sometimes referred to as self-development or personal growth, and it traditionally covers a broad set of areas to improve. It is not however something that you gain from formal education, though the process of gathering knowledge is fundamental to growth. Personal development is a path that you take to better your family situation, career, spirituality, emotional health, and every other aspect of your life. It is the investment into improving yourself. Essentially, It is about making conscious decisions about everything that you do, the way that you think, and the way that you react to situations. For some, It is also a matter of moving beyond past failures and misfortune to see what is possible in the future.

Development process

Personal development can help you obtain everything that you always dreamed of, and more, with the simple application of a few simple mind-sets and tools. Our awareness is a direct result from our development. And personally, the need for further growth and development is paramount for your health physically, mentally and emotionally through to all your relationships. For those who need additional help moving past obstacles and making those changes, a counsellor or personal development coach can also be of great worth. One of the most important steps toward development is to set obtainable goals.

Setting Goals

Finding resources to make changes move past obstacles, set goals, and find happiness is not always easy. Search for quotes stories, tips and ideas to fuel your goals. The key is to consciously act toward goals that will cause you to grow. You must then determine which values, goals and principles you will set up to guide your actions. For me I choose to remove all the bad programming that has been installed on my "hard drive" (if you will) and install more productive and positive programming to help me move closer to my goals in life. You can also learn how to set and implement realistic goals, develop an increased level of self-esteem and self-confidence.

Keys to Growth

I’ve found out more about myself by committing myself to personal growth, rather than trying to find myself first and then start developing. I also found that my personal growth plan is a useful tool that keeps me focused. Develop your personal growth plan, make it a visual poster and hang it up where you can see it daily. Success in an undertaking leads one to gaining more pursuit and a much greater yearning to learn, resulting in growth of motivation directing towards the goal that you have set.

Self Development is a journey not a destination.

"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness". Personal development is not about reaching a state of perfection; it’s about enjoying the process. It is about living your life while making conscious decisions on a daily basis about everything you do. Make no mistake about it; personal development is a lifelong pursuit. Remember that it is your key to success and you must make a commitment to practice it daily to see results.

The key in making those right choices. Each choice you make is like a length of steel wire. By itself, it’s not that big a deal, but when braded together, when compounded with all the other choices you make, these lengths of wire form a thick cable of awesome strength and power. Nothing is stronger than habit – Ovid

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
Independent Distributor (Utility Warehouse)                                     
"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Intuition or Intuitive How do you fit.

 

To attract attractive people, we must be attractive. To attract powerful people, we must be powerful. To attract committed people, we must be committed. Instead of trying to work on other people, we should work on ourselves. When we become, we can attract. Stan Billue

 

How intuitive are you?

Stop a moment, without reading any more, and try to answer this question honestly.  Do you have any intuitive ability at all?  Is there even such a thing as intuition?  Answer these questions and then return to this article.

 

Let me guess.  If you are male, did you answer that intuition is more of a female trait?  Wrong!  Intuition is not gender specific!  That is as incorrect as saying that females can multi-task and males cannot.  You believed that old wives’ tale too? 

Did you perhaps say that you do not have the gift of intuition?  Wrong again!  True some people seem to have the gift of being intuitive naturally and others don’t.  But all actually have the gift – it is just more carefully hidden in some than in others.

If you can not figure out your purpose figure out your passionDid you say that you are more of a left brain than a right brain person?  Well that really has nothing to do with intuition and creativity, no matter how often you may read online that it does.  If one side of your brain is more dominant than the other, that has very little to do with whether you are more rational or more intuitive.  Different abilities do tend to be associated with different sides of the brain, but this can vary from person to person, and also if someone suffers damage in one brain hemisphere it has been found they can transfer some of the functions associated with that side to the undamaged side.

Whatever reason you may have given to show why you are not really intuitive is actually totally wrong.  You are intuitive.  All of us are intuitive.

The definition of intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without the use of reason.  This is a skill we need as a species.  If we had to reason every issue to the Nth degree we could not survive as a species – we would be killed by every major danger that arose before we had decided what to do about it.

Intuition is a very powerful ability when you use it properly. 

If you run a business you may already be aware of this.  It is usually the first thought that comes to you that is the right one.  Especially when trying to assess people.  Most of us then spend the next few hours or days trying to justify logically, with the power of reason, what we already knew without any reason at all.  That is the power of intuition in action.

"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others." Stan Billue

Have you ever noticed that you just have a feeling that something is not right?  You don’t know why you have that feeling, but it is there deep within and it is very powerful.  When you ignore it, then something seems to go wrong.  Has that ever happened to you?  The next time you get that feeling, just walk away.  The feeling is right.  Something within you has recognized the danger even though there is no apparent logical reason for it.

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. Stan Billue

Trust me in this.  You DO have the power of intuition.  You CAN use it, and use it very effectively.  But just like a muscle, you need to keep using it to make it more powerful, to take it to the point where you can gain great benefit from it.

Now that you know this, start listening for that inner voice.  Take note of what your intuition is telling you.  Use it to find what you should really be doing, what your true desires are, how you can develop yourself and become a better person.  All that knowledge is already there inside you, ready to come to the surface through the process we call intuition.

"Prepare to Win or you have just prepared yourself to Fail." Stan Billue

The world Owes You Everything and nothing but your goal’s are your own decision Believe in your self – Gray Lawrence

Gray Lawrence

Utility Warehouse Distributor

Winning in life is more than just money; it is about winning on the inside and knowing that you have played the game of life with all you had, and then some!

Life is good

“You cannot take a future or a past breath. The breath is definitively always in the present.” – Rabia Hayek

 

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Each day we have an inner dialogue that plays in our minds. The things we say to ourselves tend to repeat and eventually all those little thoughts make up the way we think about ourselves and our lives. Negative thoughts can even, unknowingly, pigeonhole and restrain us from achieving our goals. We become so accustomed to our own self-talk that we hardly notice the things we say to ourselves. If only we paid a little more attention to what’s going on in our heads, we might have more control over what goes on in our lives.

Observe

Spend one day being conscious of the thoughts that pop into your head. You might be shocked at how harsh and mean you are to yourself! Did you just hear yourself say that you can’t do something because you’re too overweight, lazy, or no one likes you!? We are so incredibly hard on ourselves. The worst part is, tearing ourselves down will never help us achieve the things we hope and dream for. Not to mention, negative self-talk makes any situation a lot worse than it actually is; which causes excess stress and conflict. Listen and be aware of all the negative and cruel things you say in your head; you may even want to write them down.

“It’s me who is my enemy, me who beats me up, me who makes the monsters, me who strips my confidence.” – Paula Cole

Stop in your tracks

Once you’ve spent some time observing your self-talk and you’ve taken notes of all the negative things you tell yourself, the next step is to start thinking differently. Each time you hear yourself say something negative in any way, stop dead in your tracks and think of 5-10 positive reasons why what you just said is not true. Motivate yourself! List all the things you are exceptional at and all the reasons why you absolutely can succeed. The key is to evict all the negative thoughts that have made cosy homes in your mind and replace them with positive and encourage thoughts.

Experiment

If you’re doubting whether your thoughts really have that big of an impact on your life, try an experiment. Start leveraging your thoughts to improve various situations in your life and see how changing your perspective changes the way things pan out. Speaking of experimenting, try out different types of self-talk and see what works best to motivate you each day. Once you figure out the best way to talk to yourself, strive to stay in that state of mind.

Practice

Inevitably, the first couple days, weeks and months will be the hardest. You are, essentially, re-wiring your brain to consider situations and yourself differently. Practice recognizing negative thoughts, dismissing them and continuing to replace them with thoughts that inspire, uplift and make you realize how wonderful and beautiful you are! Our thoughts are truly one of the most powerful tools at our disposal. We can ignore them and allow them to become stale and negative or we can take control and use them to propel ourselves forward in success and happiness.

“Do not follow what you desire – instead follow your intuition of what your joy is.” – Sheila Hageman

“When humanity truly understands how spiritually powerful we are as individuals, we will join as one spirit: a soul life collective.” – Tara Correll

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
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"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

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