What I Wish I Knew At The Beginning Of My Personal Growth Journey (A Roadmap For My Past Self)

Atomic Essay, Personal Growth

Note: this post was originally written as an Atomic Essay as part of Ship 30 for 30 and posted on Twitter. I’ve copied the essay content here so it isn’t just lost in the endlessness of the Twitter feed. Enjoy!

If time travel was a thing, this is what I would tell past Nic:

1. Information alone does not create transformation

There is SO MUCH information about personal growth out there but none of it means anything if you just listen or read and then forget. Taking action on what you consume is the key to growth.

2. Slow progress is still progress

Some transformations happen quickly and others take awhile. Don’t judge yourself for the pace of change, just let it unfold naturally.

3. Finding your own way is essential

Don’t try to copy anyone else’s personal growth journey. Learn the art of self-awareness and then use that as a guide to find what works for you.

4. It’s ok to let go of people who don’t support you

When you start to change and grow, there will be people in your life who try to discourage your growth. This isn’t about you, it’s about them. It’s ok to let them go or implement boundaries to protect your own mental health.

5. Growing with friends is better than growing alone

If the people in your life aren’t supportive of your new journey, find people online or in real life who are also pursuing growth and support each other.

See the original atomic essay on Twitter


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