Personal growth requires an investment of time, energy, money, and effort. However, choosing to grow yourself is worth the investment because it pays tremendous dividends both in the short and long term. I have found these 4 benefits as a result of a person intentionally growing and learning:
1. You increase your skill level-
Your leadership and work competence will always be increasing when you have the habit of growing yourself. This is because growth allows you to gain new and valuable skills. In our fast pace and ever changing culture, personal growth helps us to stay ahead of the learning curve. It equips us to handle the challenging and demanding responsibilities of leadership. Implement a personal growth plan to move to maximum skill level and performance.
2. You increase your self-belief and confidence-
When I started to actively engage in personal growth (Beginning by primarily reading several books a month) my self-belief, confidence, and self-esteem were significantly raised to a new level. Anyone can begin to quickly see similar benefits by reading a good leadership book or listening to a motivational business CD. Growing yourself produces great inner and outward results.
3. You increase your influence and impact-
Personal growth is not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of those around you. The truth is that the habits you invest in will glean (rub off) onto other people, through your actions and attitude. It is crucial to grow yourself because you can only give your people what you already have. When people see that you are growing and learning, it will position you to increase the level of influence and impact you have with them.
4. You will be motivated to take action-
I make extra investments of personal growth whenever I need the motivation to start taking action or to move from procrastination to action. 98 % of time my energy, motivation, creativity, and desire to take action is sparked through my personal growth (Listening to a Podcast or reading one of my favorite leadership authors). The growth we engage in can be the catalyst for us to start taking action on what we should or want to be doing. When you find yourself not making forward progress or resisting action, I encourage you to take some time to invest in personal growth. Allow that grow to inspire and motivate you to take action.
Question: Can you add to the list? What other benefits have you seen as a result of personal growth?