It has often been said that life is more fulfilling if you achieve the best in you. Everywhere in the world, people are looking for different ways and means to better themselves. Some have succeeded, some are still in the process while others have given up meeting this goal. Unfortunately, each of us has one thing or another about ourselves that we do not like. Having a self-development plan is crucial in attaining this goal
Believe in what you do and be confident in yourself
For some, it could be a struggle with low self-esteem, while others could be trying to manage anger. Regardless of the underlying conflict, one is going through, this plan will enable you to become a better person.
For this plan to be effective, an individual would have to adopt one that will work for them. The responsibility of looking for a self-development plan that is ideal for your situation lies with you. This is because no one knows us better than we know ourselves. We know our weaknesses and strong points.
We also know the elements that we would like to change or improve on to live more fulfilling lives. Ignoring the underlying problem or issues does not take the problem away. We can equate it to the ostrich story. It buried its head in the sand when faced by a bush fire, thinking that the light would disappear, which was not the case. This article will seek to discuss some valuable steps that an individual would need to adapt to progress on this journey.
Steps to achieve success
The first step to succeed in this self-development plan is by starting to love yourself. There are so many people out there that do not appreciate the way they are. They wish they were like someone else. This makes them miss out on their purpose in life. They do not know their weak points and good points.
After accepting the way you are, the next step would involve taking small baby steps towards your goal. You do not expect immediate changes. This takes time, and patience is very crucial to succeed. This is also the period that one will learn about other aspects they did not know about themselves.
The most affected lot is those that have gone through life with feelings of guilt and fear. Say, for instance, due to abuse or lack of love from the onset. Their mind has already formed a particular perception that they are not good enough. The good news is that these feelings can change. When they get to the root cause of those feelings, they will be on the road to healing
These could be wounds and beliefs that have been buried for years. Bringing them to the surface could be a painful experience, but they will be better people at the end of the day than they were
Self-development is always a guide to progress
We cannot speak of a self-development plan that does not create a self-reliant individual. This is where the person will learn to depend on themselves. They will be better prepared to face struggles and adversities in the future. They will also be able to come up with constructive and sustainable solutions in the future. This is the only way they can accomplish the journey to becoming better and fulfilled individuals.
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I would first like to dwell on the conditions necessary for life to exist.
We have air. The plant takes out carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and replaces it with oxygen for other creatures to breathe. The herbivores keep the plants in check as the predatory animals keep them in check. The hungry animals also keep themselves in check by regulating their litter to suit the amount of prey available—too few predators too much strain on the flora as we would be overrun with grazing animals. Too many and vegetation would take over. You have a balanced air supply.
Earth, the fly is eaten by the spider that’s consumed by the bird up the food circle. The lion dies, and once scavenged by everything from the vulture to the fly; its remains are broken down by microorganisms that, along with other decayed animals and plants make up the organic part of the soil from which the growing plants gets its nutrition. You have a balanced earth supply.
Water, water is evaporated in the sea, forming clouds that rain over the land, causing rivers and lakes before returning to the sea to start again. You have a balanced water supply.
And finally, Fire. Photosynthesis, the basis of all life
Elemental really when you think about it.
Having gone into the elements of life, I would now like to go to the next stage, and that is the natural laws shaping life in its early stages. These are:-
- To adopt every organism to the best of its ability-
- To evolve to its purpose.
- To survive in the habitat around it.
- To survive in the climate around it.
- To survive in the social climate around it.
- To attract a mate
- To defend and hunt
- To give its offspring the best chance of survival.
- To find its niche in the ecosystem
I believe that these laws can not only be recognized in the animals around us but are enshrined in our being and form our instinctive drive. I also think that that is as far as we can take it on a physical level.
Now to me, life is a spiritual energy that animates matter and brings it into being so as you can imagine; it dwells heavily into the metaphysical. I do not know if science could ever quantify that as it seems to stay more on the physical though I have read somewhere that they are starting to recognize that all matter has built-in mind potential, which would be the next logical step in the equation. (matter or mass, mind or constant so MC, just a little self-recognition to square the equation). To me, the brain is like an electrical wiring system inbuilt to aid the living of life. It is not life itself but the channel through which life works. That might sound a little farfetched to some of you, so I had a better state that I think that the body does not generate growth but is merely the vehicle for life. We know that life evolves, but some Esoterics’ believe that the self has to change also. This evolution involves it purging itself of the matter that tainted it; in other words, material desire through selfish thought to achieve a state of mind called selflessness and, once done it attains purity of being, gets enlightened to its purpose and reaches what we call the God-head.