LRS 012: Your Level of Personal Development Matters. Here’s Why. 116

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Welcome to the 12th episode of The Let’s Reach Success Podcast. Today I’ll talk about the big picture of how self-improvement is a life-changing process and why your level of personal development is closely related to your level of success in life.

I believe that personal development is the answer to all of our problems. It’s what can make us happy and successful, what can help us live a meaningful life and contribute to the world so that it becomes a better place.

There’s a quote by Jim Rohn that says “Your level of success, will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.”

And in this episode I’ll give specific examples of the connection between personal and spiritual growth and how successful we are in life as a result of it.

Show Notes:

  • How building habits makes you more disciplined [2:27]
  • How to start a new habit and make it stick [3:10]
  • Why you should believe in yourself [5:17]
  • What are the other benefits of working out other than getting fit [7:01]
  • How to turn failure into success [8:52]
  • What happens when we become more productive [10:55]
  • How to have better relationships [11:32]
  • Find focus and you’ll perform better [12:08]
  • What you eat is closely related to your level of success in life [13:26]
  • How to jumpstart every day from the moment you wake up [14:00]
  • How getting up early improves your life [14:42]
  • Why work on developing your mindset [17:42]

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Signs You’re Stuck in a Rut (and How to Get Out) 17

signs you're stuck in a rut and what to do about it

Life has its ups and downs for all of us, but sometimes those downs creep up and take hold without us noticing. All of a sudden we look around and realize that we’ve found ourselves stuck deep in a rut. If you don’t know you’re in a rut, it can be very difficult to get out and this can lead to lasting negative effects on your health and happiness.

So how do you know when you’re in a rut?

And, more importantly, what can you do to get back on track?

One of the biggest red flags that demonstrate that you might be drifting listlessly through your own life is that you spend most of it daydreaming of being somewhere else.

It’s perfectly normal to spend some time in the office wishing you were lying on a beach instead, but if this is a permanent state of affairs, it’s a sign that you’re dangerously bored. Try adding some spontaneity into your life to liven things up a bit, at least until that next vacation.

If you don’t have an exotic location to jet off to, you need to make sure you still have some things to look forward to. If the only thing you have any anticipation for is getting into bed at the end of every day, then you’re definitely in a rut and need to start finding enjoyment in the little things in life, appreciating all of the things that come in between waking up and going back to bed again.

Social media is a great tool for lots of things in our lives. But it can also have a very damaging effect on your mental health because it’s easy to be fooled by the edited highlights of their lives people put on there. This can leave you feeling envious because the day to day reality of your life doesn’t look like what you assume everyone’s life is, so stop obsessing over other people and shift your focus back to yourself.

Doing this shouldn’t come at the expense of actually ever seeing other people or doing anything, of course. So if you’re finding that you are spending all of your time at home rather than getting out and seeing friends, or claiming that you don’t have time to do anything (when the reality is quite the opposite), these are all also signs that you need to think hard about changing your habits.

Nobody ever wants to get stuck in a rut, but in a world where work-life balances are getting ever more hard to maintain and technology is eating into face to face interactions, it’s easy to find yourself wondering where your life went. These tips from NetCredit will help you identify whether you are living yours in a rut and will help you start to find your way out again.

More tips on how to get unstuck:

How to Get Your Motivation Back
How to Boost Your Energy and Vitality for a Successful Life
How to Embrace Acceptance in Life
How to Deal with Indecisiveness