John C Maxwell believes that the two most important days in our lives are the day we are born, and the day we discover why. This really is true. I discovered last year that my life’s purpose is to encourage others to grow. And recently, while listening to some personal growth material, I was able to refine this purpose further to the one that I wrote about in my first post i.e. to help people grow into who they need to be to live out their dreams.
It is this purpose that gets me up each morning, as I can’t wait to learn more myself so that I can help others to do the same. Even writing about it now excites me!
Many of us go through our lives making certain assumptions about ourselves and what is important to us. But if we scratch the surface, we can sometimes find that these assumptions may be misguided, and what we thought was important really isn’t.
James Russel Lowel says: “no one can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself”.
One of my favourite things about personal growth is that it leads to self-discovery. While this is often one of the first steps in the personal growth journey, this process continues throughout the journey as, the more we discover about ourselves, the deeper we look into ourselves, and the more we discover. During this process, we can discover many things, including what is going right in our personal and professional lives, and what is not, what our strengths and weaknesses really are, and what we really want to do with our lives.
Have you ever taken the time to sit down and really examine your life as it is now? What is working and what isn’t? What makes you really happy, and what drives you? Are you doing what you love, and do you love what you do? If you haven’t done this recently, I encourage you to do so ASAP!
If I can help in any way, please let me know in the comments section or, if you prefer, contact me directly.