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Friday, July 6, 2007

Self growth or self development in your own way

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. ~William James

I believe that self development is a process, which should be continuos. You won't get results in days or weeks, it could take years, but enhancing your personality your way is important in achieving success in life. First step is to discover what you are, what negative and positive treats effet you and your life, how you can get most out of your abilities.

And second step is to be practical, whatever the situation and whatever the place you belong to, you have to do it right now. It is your own responsibility to do it on your best way. I am quoting here a piece of quotation from a web site:

Do Something - Take Responsibility
A man distraught by all the pain and suffering he saw all around him broke down and banged his fists into the dirt.
His head turns upward and he yells at his God.
"Look at this mess. Look at all this pain and suffering. Look at all this killing and hate. God. Oh God! WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING!!"
And his God spoke to him and said
"I did. I sent you."

And to prove that God has given us ability to make us a better human or enhance our personality, some research facts are given here:

Old belief that personality is permanently stamped into our genes is not supported by the recent research. Leading expert in psychology Carol Dweck says "personality can change"

Carol Dweck, studying students at Columbia University, found that those with fixed views about intelligence were primarily focused on proving their smartness and so were less motivated to learn and less likely to take on challenges.

Dweck and her colleagues have shown that "when you change the belief, a lot of important things happen: students' motivation turns around; their grades and test scores go up; managers become better mentors, more successful negotiators."

When children or even adults are taught that abilities and character features can develop and change, they become more resilient to setbacks.

For instance, whether a person views intelligence as a fixed trait or one that can change can greatly impact their "trademark" behaviors. Called fixed or growth mindsets, the two different views of oneself develop early in childhood and can contribute tremendously to personality. "It has a big impact on their motivation and achievement," Dweck said. "It plays a role in business and in social relationships, whether people can solve conflicts, and also whether they can bounce back from failures and rejections."

For article link: Personality Change

So change your beliefs with negative thoughts to positive thoughts, as this is the time to do something------------- Self growth your way!

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