What Stage Of Personal Development Are You In?

Knowing where we are helps us to improve more effectively

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What is personal development?

When I talk about personal development, I’m talking about the activities that will make you a reliable human being. Someone you can count on.

The four stages of personal development

I’ve identified four stages of personal development. Awareness of these stages help us understand where we are in our journey towards becoming a better person. By understanding where you are, you can take the necessary steps in your personal development.

1. Discovery

All growth comes from pain. Without a reason to pursue self-actualization, we never start. Every person goes through a period of darkness and challenge in their lives. This is where most of us discover the power of self-development.

2. Consumption

Once you discover the world of personal development, you become hopeful. You realize, “Hey, I can turn my life around. I can become better, stronger, more reliable.” So you go on a whole consumption spree.

3. Application

I spent about 18 months consuming everything I could. I mean that literally. I was reading, listening, and watching inspiring things all day long. I read 2 to 3 books a week, journaled at least an hour a day, and listened to podcasts or watched interviews every hour.

4. Teaching

Once you’ve learned and applied your knowledge successfully, you want to share it with others. This could be with your family, friends, co-workers, team, or strangers.

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Creator of the Stoic Letter | My best-selling online class ‘Effective Writing’ opens January 17. Learn more here: dariusforoux.com/effective-writing/

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