If you’re new to my little space on the internet, first of all hello! But secondly, me talking about personal development is nothing new. I seem to spend my life somewhat absorbed by it; educating myself daily on what more I can do. Being *a bit* obsessed with personal development has brought me many a joke about how I’m “trying to fix the world with positive thoughts”, but to be honest, I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.
Before you start to roll your eyes or click off this post…
Have you ever read a personal development book?
Or watched a TED Talk?
Or even read through one of my blog posts on the subject?
If the answer is no to any of these questions, I recommend you at least attempt one of them before reading further…
If, on the other hand, you’ve tried it and just not got it then fear not! It takes time to find what works for you. It is, after all, called personal development not personal instant miracle!
My personal development journey started just over 18 months ago…
Back when I had just finished my first year of university. I was at a point in my life where things needed to change. And fast. I felt somewhat hopeless and didn’t know how things could possibly turn around. And then as if by magic, personal development fell into my lap.
It started when I watched Tony Robbins on Netflix. I knew in that instant that things were changing; I just felt it in my body. I knew that what I had come across wasn’t just another Netflix documentary it was a chance for me to change my life.
So that’s what I did.
I often wonder where I’d be, what I’d be like if I hadn’t taken the time and effort to work on myself. I’m so proud of the women I am today. All my hard work has been paying off. And yes, I won’t lie, it’s not easy! There’s no magic solution that transforms you overnight. It’s time put into making yourself a better person and to be honest, I can’t think of a better way to spend my time!
Reading is my personal favourite way to explore and learn more about personal development. I cannot resist a new book. Of course, some of the books are written with personal development newbies in mind (a recommendation for any newbies out there that want to give it a go: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincere), but I still enjoy these all the same. I always manage to find some new skill or learn something new no matter what the book is!
I’m very fortunate in the fact that a large portion of my anxiety has become controllable (something I do attribute to the sheer amount of reading I have done and my dairy free and mainly vegan diets) but that doesn’t mean I don’t need a little boost every now and then!
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is the book that’s next on my list! One chapter in and I’m already wanting to embrace some challenges! In fact, I faced one or two fears today!
Ultimately, for all you critics out there, do give things another go! I’d be more than happy to offer book suggestions or any TED Talks, so comment below any questions! Also, why not give meditation a try?