Have you ever felt this way? We are at the second half of the year and you have heard a lot about it, particularly how to make it better than the first and how you should write down your goals and start working towards them.
But the truth for you right now is that you don’t even know what your goals and you don’t know where to start from or you now you should have goals but you just can’t get around to executing.
Grow baby, grow! That’s the answer.
There is this common thing that we say, we say we want to be a better version of ourselves. Everyone is saying is that. How many people are actually doing it and committing to growth, committing to being better?
The truth is that a few of us are. Growth is a deliberate something. Growth isn’t something accidental. You don’t have life all figured out or anything like that but you get to understand it better as you grow.
The next question is usually, how do I grow?
Read books, read blog posts, read magazines, digests etc.! Read!
Use google, get hungry about learning and start using google search to read up. Find out god places to hang out online like entrepreneur, success, inc and a host of a lot of other amazing sites like Medium, WordPress and any blog that writes about your interests.
Hang out there! Subscribe to their newsletters.
Use social media to your advantage, use as a learning tool and not just something for entertainment & killing time.
There are so many people giving out free content that is really good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow them! Listen to them.
What are area do you grow in? It is spirituals, emotions, relationship, parenting, finance, leadership, career-wise?
Someone is an expert at that and giving out free content on that. Press the follow button. Turn on posts notification and learn away! Make screenshots and meditate and apply!
The other good thing that social media does for you is that it enables you captures images to store up in your mind. Knowing full well that your mind captures images and follows the images that have been feed to it.
It’s really good for you to see people living their dreams, it helps you capture an image of yours, which is likely even better, you also get to see how people behave in your dream. How they talk, live, dress, act and speak etc.
You are in training for your dream without even knowing and it drives you to be better.
Invest I books! It is advisable to own more books than shoes since your book would eventually buy you shoes! Buy books, photocopy books, borrow books. Read!
There are websites that you find free book downloads like www.pdfdrive.net . Take advantage!
Incorporate reading into your daily routine. If reading is really hard for you, try to get audio versions of books that you can actually just play as you go about your day.
Podcasts serve this purpose well, which is a great way to learn on the Go. Don’t just listen to music alone. You can subscribe for apple podcasts or SoundCloud. There are loads of podcasting apps out there, get on one.
Attend conferences: take notes and pay attention.
Preferably don’t sit with your friend or someone that is likely to distract you. It’s not about the notes you take during the conference, you are in an environment of people who also want to grow.
You can meet some of the other attendees and share ideas.
Read your conference notes and your recordings later. Even after the conference has ended, so that you actually remember what you have learnt.
You can check on Eventbrite and even on Instagram for conferences and training happening around you.
The great part is that most of these events are free. All you really have to do is show up ready to learn!
Try this routine for a week! I am absolutely sure you would definitely have more clarity, motivation to hit the next half of the year.
Really looking forward to getting feedback from you! Please like comment and share if you found this helpful! I’d also love to hear other ideas on how we can grow in the next 6 months.
I almost forgot to add this, pay Youtube a visit! Youtube is super entertaining and it houses so many learning resources on any subject you could possibly think of at all. It’s one of my favourite places ever.