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Self Improvement and Growth

They say never stop learning.

In my own life I find this is a very true statement. Growth is very important in our lives because if we do not grow we become stagnant. The funny part of being stagnant? It smells! Have you ever been around stagnant water that has no outlet or no fresh supply to it? It has a really stank to it. Just like that if you are stagnant you also smell. Maybe not physically but emotionally and mentally you do.

You should know what that is like. You feel unfulfilled, unhappy in your job, your life, and your relationships. How do you fix being stagnant? First of all stop wallowing in whatever self-pity party you are living in. Its getting you no where fast. Next sit down and think. Think about what you really want in your life. Picture it in your mind really form exactly what you want. Next write down 10 goals or action items you think will take you to what you truly want for yourself.

Next take those 10 goals and rank them 1 to 10 with 1 being the most important goal at this time and 10 being the least important. Next write down three actions that you can do in the next week that will help you toward your 10 goals.

Now you should do those action items and start crossing off some of those goals. Create three more action items when you are done with the first three. Keep in mind your action items need to be attainable smaller goals that work toward the larger goals. You may not actually cross off all the 10 goals right away. They might pass over to the next week.

Each week make a new list of 10 goals. And rank them according to what is most important. Then create your action items to reach those goals. From week to week you will find that sometimes goals stick around with you until you make them and some will fall away as you discover your real priorities.

Along with making goals and attaining them you should start a path to learning. Pick up books and sign up for newsletters and webinars from people who are working or have worked on a similar path that you are following.

Start surrounding yourself with positivity. What you put into the world is what you will get out. So if you are putting out negativity then it will return to you 10 fold. However, when you put out positivity it returns 10 fold. So make new friends that are positive and will build you up. Find inspirational quotes twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Start reading self improvement books and books that will help you make your goals. Apply the principals you learn to your life. Listen to friend and family when they tell you things. Listen to your heart and your gut.

Follow your dreams.

Here is a book that helped me: Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow