THE 5 CORE BENEFITS OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT
Despite the fact that it is a long process to actually fulfilled, it is possible and could help you to improve yourself. I can assure you that this is going to be the most beneficial journey you could ever have. Here are the 5 benefits you could gain from this self-development process.
1. Increase your self-awareness
I understand the frustration you have when you ask yourself the question “Who am I?”, and that is alright. At some point in your life, you will go through this identity crisis. And it is only when you fully understand yourself then you can reach your full potential.
Most of us have only reached 5% of our potential. Just imagine if you have the power to untap the rest of the 95%. It is indeed powerful and UNSTOPPABLE.
It is almost like you go out there trying to buy a computer, and you completely have no information about its model and its functions. How can you actually be able to make the right decision to buy the right computer, or in some cases, upgrade your computer to a better version?
When you understand about yourself and have a sense of self-awareness, not only you can create more opportunities and success, but just like everything else in life, you become better because you understand who you are and what you are capable of.
2. Enhance your strengths
The more you understand about yourself, the more strengths you’ll uncover, strengths that you’ve never thought you would have before. Hence, in this journey of discovering yourself, you’ll get to realise what you’re really good at.
Once you can truly embrace your strengths, you’ll learn how to enhance, maximise its potential to accomplish your desire and fasten your success.
Another thing you need to have besides your strengths are your weaknesses.
3. Learn about your weaknesses
Throughout this whole self-development journey, you will get to learn about your weaknesses as well. But don’t take this as a negative thing, instead, perceive your weaknesses as challenges, because you can always get something out of it, there’s always knowledge in your challenges.
It is important to recognise your weaknesses because at the end of the day, no one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes. If you try to copy anyone’s success, you will never be able to resonate with it. But you can always follow a role model who share the same values and beliefs with you.
We don’t always figure everything out in life, but at the same time, we don’t necessarily need to have all the answers.
It is crucial to maintain a student mindset so you could always grow and learn from your mistakes and weaknesses. One way or another, we can always learn from everything around us, and from anyone else.
4. Develop a sense of purpose
As you go on in life, you need to have a purpose so you could have an idea of what you are doing. And by developing your strengths, learning about your weaknesses helps to create a sense of purpose.
It is usually shaped by the values that you believe in. In other words, a sense of purpose is the motivation that drives you towards the future that you are satisfied with. It helps you to achieve the things you want in life whether it is big or small.
5. Revise and reflect
In order to have a positive outcome throughout this process, it is important for you to reflect on your experiences and consider what you have learnt from it. It is best if you could review your personal development activities regularly, it will help you to learn from all the things you have done. This will also ensure that your activities continue to move forward to your goals, and help you to clearly see your visions.
You don’t need to figure everything out from the start because it is part of the personal journey you will need to experience yourself. Even though it takes time, courage and patience, I promise you it will be rewarding in the end.
Everyone is unique and powerful in very different ways. So never ever push yourself to become someone that you’re not. Embrace yourself and OWN IT.