Can’t believe I’ve been studying, teaching and coaching the 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth for almost a year now! It has been a fun and rewarding experience. And this year I look forward to engaging with both individuals and corporates for my mastermind workshops. I’m still ironing to the details and will most likely have a concrete plan by the end of this month.
Speaking of details and having a concrete plan — I realized how much have I grown in consistency over the past few months. I remember back when I started working on this project (coaching and training, I don’t call it a side-hustle for some weird reason) I didn’t have a clue where to start or even where would I end with it! But after studying and applying the Law of Consistency from the 15 Laws things I not only changed my approach towards my goal but also became a lot less stressed.
While we know being disciplined and consistent is an important part of personal growth, we don’t, however, know where to begin with. Let alone know where to end up at. I’ve been there. And it’s damn confusing! If you’re on the fence about personal growth, there are a few questions you should consider right now:
- Do you know what is it that you need to improve? This is quite situational but relates directly to your big “why” in life. What is it that you really want to do in life? And why? Based on your answer, you need to figure out what is that first aspect you need to improve to get moving towards your goal. If you’re already in the career of your dreams, great! Do you know what it is that you need to improve to get the next level of excellence? If not, you need to find out.
- Do you know how you’re supposed to improve? Knowing the “what” is great. But the “how” is the critical piece. What tools, resources, and people do you have access to? What’s your learning style? What’s your
personalitystyle? Knowing this isn’t optional but the optimal strategy to get rolling with your personal growth journey. And yes, you’ve got to be patient and trust the process. The worst you can do is stop three feet from the gold! Don’t be that person.
- Do you know why you want to keep improving? The “what” and “how” pales in comparison to the “why.” If you don’t have a strong enough “why” you’ll just drop whatever you’re pursuing. Guaranteed! Knowing the “why” will keep you motivated, push through your own limits and be that person you want to be. Why do you do what you do? It’s the most powerful question that can literally transform your life.
- Do you know when you’re supposed to improve? If your “why” is big enough, you want to start working on this not tomorrow or the day after but today. In fact, right now! And you not only need to get started, but you have to keep at it every day until you have arrived. That takes a lot of discipline but small daily micro-commitments will surely get you moving towards your “what.” You just need to show up. Every day. Without fail.
Answering these four questions is just a beginning, albeit a powerful one. The sad truth is that most people you know won’t even bother to go through the exercise because it’s hard work!
The 19-year-old me would never imagine saying this out loud, but I now would but I know that consistency is the surest path to personal growth. I know that’s the truth — consistency is foundational to meaningful growth.
Are you willing to commit?