Have you ever wondered what personal development is all about.
Personal development is about consciously developing oneself to a better state in life, it’s about always creating a better version of oneself, it’s about becoming a better person than you where yesterday.
Personal development is something you do consciously, without the consciousness in the process, it will become just normal human development.
According to Biologists, human beings development never stops, our physical organs may stop growing at a certain time, but they never stop maturing or advancing. What this means is that our body might change due to maturity, we might become wiser, more experienced, If you take a personal inventory, you will observe that you are more knowledgeable and experienced than you were two years ago.
inasmuch as you keep interacting with the world, and the clock keeps ticking, you will continue to gain more experience, knowledge and wisdom, organs will keep maturing, this is the natural human development activities, it’s an unconscious development process.
Personal development is different, it entails taking conscious action towards becoming a better you, In the acts of personal development, you are always in a conscious state, seeking ways to positively create a better version of yourself.
The process involves being curious, asking questions, learning beyond supervision, thinking differently, setting goals, and taking actions, all these sum up to develop and create a better version you in areas such health, wealth, spirituality, love and relationships
If you are thinking of starting a personal development journey, here are three place to start on
Your body (physiology)
According to biologists, there are trillions of cells that make up the human body, these cells make up tissues, tissues which make up various organs, the organs then make up your entire body.
Understanding your physiology, it’s functions and it’s capabilities, is a great place to start your personal development journey. When you understand how your body functions, you will be able to identify the parts that need the most development and also the parts that will aid you in developing yourself.
Have you ever thought of how your injuries get to heal without no external refilling? Or how and why you get sick? I was surprised to know how complex the human brain is after watching one documentary about the human brain, it’s capacity and functions are incredible and remarkable.
Most people don’t know the powerful tools they carry around as brain, some people have stop learning because they feel their brain won’t contain facts anymore.
According to researchers, the average human only uses about 10% of his or her brain capacity before death. This means most people go to the grave with 90% of free space in their memory bank, space that could have been used to process ideas, information, experiences that could have been of value to them in life.
How about your muscles, how strong can human build their muscles? As strong as they wish.
Understanding how different components of your body works can help you with best methods to shape then, there are books and videos on human autonomy out there that can help you in this aspects.
How are you able to walk, talk, and do some other things without being conscious of your actions?
The mind is the great gift God gave to man kind, it’s a great piece of machinery, it’s the part runs our life, this is one component of our being as human that makes us different from other animals.
Understanding the workings of your mind will serve you greatly in your personal developments journey.
How do your thoughts originate, how do you form habits, how do break habits that are not empowering you, these are questions that might prompt you finding out more about the workings of your mind.
Understanding this part of your being where the beliefs and philosophies that shapes your life are developed and installed will surely help you to become a better version of yourself.
Natural laws and rules of life
The universe is governed by certain rules and laws .
Most of our problem in life is that, we work against natural laws and then spend the rest of our time praying for favourable results.
There is the law of gravity, if by someone walks out from a window of a five storey building, the person will fall and probably land with his head, gravity will not change it’s course because someone is ignorant of its law, it always operate based on its law. But if you find a way to work with the law you win, this is why see aeroplane flying in the sky, it’s working with natural law not against it.
How about the principles of farming, to reap in the summer you plant in the winter, these are natural laws, the issue is we obey them in some aspects of our life, and violates them in some other aspects, mostly important aspects.
Understanding the laws and rules that govern the universe will help you build your personal development on a solid foundation.
Here is the takeaway here, If you are interested in becoming a better version of yourself, start studying your physiology, study your mind and the laws that govern life, and also give yourself time to develop, you didn’t walk the first time you tried walking but now you can walk and run.