Posts tagged Personal growth
Self-Discipline: The Personal Quality that will Expand Your Business

Self-discipline is an often-overlooked trait that is vital for professional growth. It is one of those virtues without which our careers can never reach their full potential. Anything that is worthwhile takes work and dedication. According to Merriam-Webster, its definition is:

Correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement

Self-discipline is often uncomfortable and unpleasant. It usually involves sacrificing in the present for an action that will move you closer to reaching a goal such as implementing a new system by a deadline or writing a chapter of your book. The word itself can even have a military ring to it because it requires perseverance through the challenges we face. However, the only way to sustainably get to where we want to go is through following the rules and doing the work.

Without self-discipline, we would never get anywhere.

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Setting Goals and What That Means for Your Growth

Setting goals is essential for growth. Without a clear roadmap, the probabilities of getting to our destination are significantly diminished. On the other hand, with planning and perseverance, goals can help us arrive at previously unimaginable points. It is the only way to get to these new places.

Goals can vary immensely depending on the person and life stage. Sometimes a goal can be as simple as accomplishing a life event, like a pregnancy, in the healthiest way possible. Other times, the goal can be completing a major project successfully, such as the implementation of a company-wide system. The goals can change significantly from year to year.

What is important is to aim high and work diligently. The goals will guide you.

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How to Stay Up-to-Date by Reading & Learning

At work and as adults, we are expected to keep abreast of important events and new information. However, amid the commotion of daily life, keeping up with the news and reading books can easily be forgotten. Moreover, it can be a struggle to develop a habit.

Fortunately, there are many ways to obtain information. The key is to find the best mix of articles and books to keep informed in the most effective way possible.

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It's Easy to Fill Your Scarce Time: Make It Count

Time is our most precious commodity; it cannot be purchased or recovered. We all get the same 24 hours in a day.

Since making more time is not an option, the next best choice is to control the way we use it. However, this is easier said than done. Everything seems to require time. Meetings, clients, employees, new projects, problems, and day-to-day business are incessant. The never-ending demands can easily take up all available time.

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