Personal Development: ‘Fly Life’ Style
Personal development is such a huge field and probably means different things to different people. My interest in personal development started at a time when I realised that I couldn’t always change a situation, but I could change how I respond to it. I could change myself. So I started making tiny changes that rapidly built up until I was actually quite a different person to who I started out as.
This doesn’t mean that I’ve reached the end point in my personal development journey. I think it’s a lifelong pursuit to be a better person, to be someone you’re proud of, to live a life that you love and are proud of.
I’m not out to “fix” anyone or tell people what’s right and wrong. I’m just enjoying my own path to self-improvement and I like to share my own experiences and some things I’ve learned along the way through my studies.
My view on personal development, and what I hope to bring you through my blog, is this:
Always try to be a little bit better than the person you were yesterday.
Try to make someone else’s day a little bit better than it was before they interacted with you.
Be conscious of what kind of person you want to be, and work toward it.
Make gradual changes, have a go at new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking.
Life is a constant experiment. Have fun testing what works for you and what doesn’t.
If you don’t like something, change it, or at least change how you respond to it.
What it looks like in practice:
Some days you might experiment with developing a small habit, like say for example, making your bed or doing meal prep for the week. Other times you might experiment with something huge like starting a new career, studying a new field, or ending a toxic relationship.
I’m focusing big this year on just trying to always be a little bit better than I was before. Personal development is NOT about being better than someone else. It’s not about proving anything to anyone else. Really, it’s just about being who YOU want to be.
Even when I’ve had a bad day, I feel okay when I can go to bed knowing that at least I tried to do something positive about it.
You with me?
So if this seems like your version of personal development, self-improvement, growth…. whatever you want to call it… come hang out with me. Follow my blog, subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, or send me an email now and then. Let me know what you want to read about or talk about. Tell me what you find useful. Share your tips or experiment findings with other readers! Let’s make each day a little better than the one before.