April 05, 2021 4 min read

Everybody wants to be successful ... and everybody has their own interpretation of what success means to them.

Most people have no idea where to start on their journey to becoming successful.

They assume that success is a lot like the lottery, and it comes down to luck and being "chosen".

The truth is, the level of success in your life is completely in your control.

It doesn't matter what area of your life you're looking for success in...

Whether it be your relationships, career, health, or anything in between...

You need to place an emphasis on developing yourself.

You are a constant work in progress, and if you are not pushing yourself to improve your skill set...

You are decreasing your ability to build a life that is successful by your terms.

You have to keep your focus on personal growth.

What Is Personal Growth?

Personal growth is all about what you’re doing on a daily basis to improve yourself, personally and professionally.

When you focus on growing yourself, you start to develop skills such as:

• Discipline

• Mental toughness

• Attention to detail

• Confidence

• Grit

• Self-Belief

...and so much more.

You can even spend time focusing on growing your knowledge to progress in specific areas of your life.

It can be everything from your financial intelligence, to skills that will help you advance in your career.

As you begin to learn, grow, and develop yourself personally...

You will notice your life start to improve as a result.

Don't you think you'd be in better shape if you practiced discipline with your health and fitness?

Of course you would be.

It all starts with a commitment to yourself.

How Do You Grow Personally?

Developing new skills and growing personally all comes down to repetition, trying new things, and constantly learning new information.

Here are some of the best ways to build your personal growth:

1. Read Self-Improvement Books

Something I do every day no matter what, is read 10 pages of a non-fiction or personal development book.

There is no better way to gain perspective and new bits of information than by reading.

Books are a great way to learn from the experiences and mistakes of others on the path ahead of you.

No book is a waste of time...

Even if you read an entire book and only find one thing that makes you think differently or helps you out in any way…

The knowledge and perspective from one sentence or paragraph can completely change the way you think, act, and approach life.

What could possibly be more valuable than that?

Books are also a great way to train your brain.

Just like any other muscle in your body, your brain needs to be exercised to develop and become sharper.

If you don’t control the information you put in your brain…

How are you ever going to develop personally?

2. Stay Disciplined

The best way to improve your skill set is by being disciplined with the things you say you’re going to do for yourself.

You have to stay disciplined by getting in the repetitions and doing the things necessary to develop yourself.

If you want to advance in your career...

You have to be disciplined with executing your daily tasks and going above and beyond to solve problems and provide value to your company.

If you want to get in shape…

You have to stay disciplined with your nutrition and workouts.

If you want to become great at talking to people...

You have to stay disciplined to make connections and have meaningful conversations with people every day.

Staying disciplined is a great way to start building your self-confidence, and is crucial when you’re working to develop new skills and focus on personal growth.

3. Put Yourself In Uncomfortable Situations

There is no growth in comfort.

Here's why...

If you’ve done something 1000 times, you will not be improving your skills by doing it 1001 times.

It's because the task is no longer new or challenging...

It does not require you to adapt or overcome.

If you are used to running 1 mile everyday at the same pace for 6 months, it is no longer a challenge.

If you're going to become an even better runner, you have to increase the distance...

Increase your pace...

Change up the route and add some elevation...

But if you are not making the conditions more difficult or adding any resistance to your daily runs...

How will you ever get better?

The same goes for anything else in life...

You can't expect to get better at your job if you're producing the same workload every day...

You have to demand more of yourself to grow personally.

If you’re ready to challenge yourself, try 75 HARD.

It’s a free program that is designed to help you cultivate mental toughness.

When you're comfortable, you become complacent.

Why Is Personal Growth Important?

Without the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience, you'll never be successful in your life.

Placing a focus on personal growth is exactly how you'll develop into someone who wins.

Everything in your personal and professional life can improve quicker than you think.

The process of personal growth is like a bamboo tree

You need to do the work necessary for a long time and remain patient if you are ever going to truly reap the benefits of personal growth.

If you want to achieve your biggest goals and dreams, you have to be focused on personal growth.


#LIVEHARD: In Pursuit Of Your Own Full Potential

Have you completed 75 HARD with zero substitutions and zero compromises? If so, you've noticed an increase in your confidence, self-esteem, fortitude, grit, and you do not want to revert to your old habits. So what's next? Andy shares the phases following 75 HARD in the LIVE HARD program that will help you in your pursuit to reach your full potential.

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