Everyone experiences growth effortlessly everyday in different ways, but not everyone grows the way they desire. Desirable growth requires certain values to make them happen.
From losing weight to becoming rich or even overcoming anxiety, there are indispensable values you must imbibe to grow into the person you want to be.
Here are 12 values you can’t do without on your personal growth journey:
Be it a marathon or a sprint, consistency is inevitable. The Usain Bolts of this world are who they are by what they consistently think about and do. You can achieve personal growth by aligning every fiber of your being to harmoniously agree to that one thing you want to see happen.
Don’t pity yourself. Love yourself enough to understand what you and others stand to lose if you don’t achieve personal growth. Compassion is the fuel you need to keep going. You’ve got to love what you do, that way you can grow at it.
Being humble isn’t weakness; it is simply acknowledging your need for a change. That you’ve worked for ten years doesn’t mean there’s not more to your job that you are not aware of. When the opportunity to learn and grow presents itself, it’ll take humility to cease it.
Closely related to humility is honesty—being able to live your own truth. It’s about allowing yourself go through processes and not trying to cut corners. You can achieve personal growth by replacing self-deceit with honesty. You naturally become reliable when you do this.
It is not enough to have resources at your disposal; you’ve got to be disposed to making sure every resource counts. Personal growth requires responsibility to self and the cause. If you think you can do it, do it and make sure to take note of how you did it.
Yes, trust. It is also an indispensable value for personal growth. No one can grow in isolation but if you must live with humans and learn from them, then you must also learn to trust them. You’ve got to trust and build trust—gain monopoly over your personal growth.
Respect begins with you. Accept yourself for who you are and others the way they are. Make it a point of duty to treat yourself and others the way they deserve. Doing this not only opens you up for growth, it also encourages others to help out.
Gratitude is the feeling that permeates your being when you receive a fantastic gift from someone special. You are not only thankful for the gift, you cherish it. Be that special someone to yourself. Be thankful for even the things you’ve worked for, and you’d be motivated to do more.
What would the world be like if everyone is exactly the same? Boring doesn’t even come close to describing it. There’s little difference between us but acknowledging your difference makes all the difference. Be authentic—accept and embrace the truth of your life, then you can change it.
What are you about? Belief is the foundation of your personal growth. Be it your culture, history, or family background, it is fundamental that everything you do is based on your beliefs. Whatever or whoever you choose to believe in, you can’t grow outside your beliefs.
#11. Thirst for Knowledge
Having a penchant for knowledge is an indispensable value for personal growth. It is the reason for it in the first place. You’ve got to seek to learn something everyday—what to do and what not to do. Know enough to know that you can never know too much. Keep studying, asking and experimenting new ideas.
#12. Accept Others
The only person you can change is yourself. You’ve got to learn to accept people the way they are and not the way you are, nor the way you think they should be. Don’t underrate or overestimate anyone; we all have strengths and weaknesses.
The most important value is…
To remember that none of these values are dispensable or replaceable. You’ve to have each one of them, then, you’ll be on your way to continuous personal growth.
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What do you think? What core values have guided you through life? Share your thoughts in the comments below.