For most individuals, personal growth comes by accident. However, it does not have to be that way. We often leave our personal development to chance, when there are steps we can take to do something about it. The best way to gain in the area of personal growth is to make it intentional. We can either choose to grow, or to remain complacent where we are. By default, however, if we are not growing, then we are dying. Personal growth is NOT a matter of time, it is a matter of intention.
It is hard to change your life unless you do something different. You see, nothing changes unless something changes. There comes a time when you must make deliberate efforts to grow, to have a realistic shot at changing your life. The following are some of the things we have done to make our personal growth more intentional:
Change How We Spend Our Time
Everyone has 24 hours in a day. If you have a full-time career, most likely you spend 8-10 hours a day dedicated to that. Of course, each night we all need a few hours of sleep (let’s say 6-8), and a couple hours to eat and take care of “basic needs”. This leaves us with a about 6-8 hours each day that we can “choose” what we do with. How we use that time matters.
So where does our time go?