If you take a stand, make it a justified stand. You have an obligation to yourself to clearly define your beliefs, understand your beliefs and build upon them. Taking a stand on any point or issue has no value if you are not committed and educated in your position. Affirming your belief system within will add wisdom to your stance without.
For some people, the key to improving personal development is maintaining healthy relationships. By being in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, the other person is going to bring you down and make you feel like you are not good enough. Always be with a person who loves you unconditionally.
Compare your progress only against yourself and not against others around you. You are trying to become the best you can be and not the best in the world. Remember, you will never be the best at anything as there will always be someone just a bit better. Focus on your own progress!
With personal development, make sure that you learn from others mistakes. This is important because there have been many people who have come before you that have made mistakes and made their information extremely public. There is no more valuable tool than taking the experience of others and applying it to yourself.
Break down large tasks into smaller ones. Large projects can sometimes be so overwhelming that they make you freeze, but don’t let it! By breaking the bigger deals down into manageable, planned baby-steps – they will seem much more achievable. You will be able to accomplish your larger goals in no time!
To stay on task and reach your goals, remind yourself every day why you wanted to achieve them in the first place. Keeping the end reward in perspective prevents you from getting sidetracked. Always keep a positive attitude, do not let small setbacks derail you from achieving your goals.
If you’re having trouble dealing with anxiety in public, try going to the movies with a friend. Doing this will allow you to get out, and be social. However, you don’t have to be so social that you are uncomfortable. It will help you get used to the social scene.
Think before you speak. Whenever you can, take a moment to reflect on whether what you are about to say, makes the situation better or worse. Many people blurt out whatever jumps into their mind, but that can be hurtful and cause the deterioration of a situation. Think first and you’ll have less regret over the things you say and you might make things better for everyone involved.
Try working in blocks of 10 minutes to get more work done. It’s true that 10 minutes is not an eternity or a great deal of time to accomplish everything, but when used correctly, you can get so much done in that short period of time. After that time is up, take a break and start again.
When obstacles appear between you and your personal development goals, take a moment to ask yourself where the problem really lies. Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy. Your mind can inflate potential problems and magnify obstacles out of a subconscious fear of failure. You should concentrate on the strict reality of your obstacles and not let your self-doubts make mountains out of molehills.