CREATED | CHOSEN | CALLED OUT
CREATED CHOSEN CALLED OUT
Personal development to me refers to the continuous act of making oneself better. Evolving, constantly looking for new ways for self-improvement. But to what end? One might ask.
Is there an ultimate goal we are working towards? Are we supposed to wake up one day and just like that every aspect of our lives is in perfect alignment?
Before we fast forward to our perceived purpose and ultimate goal, we must establish the truth of our existence. So let’s go to the start, the very beginning… *insert dramatic music*
We are all created beings, created from Spirit and truth, each of us perfect, each unique and each bearing different gifts and abilities. From horoscopes to animal tests, it seems like everyone is in the quest of this truth only, most of it is founded on a house of cards. As soon as the wind blows it all comes tumbling down because in those cases, your self-perception is based on others ideas of who you are.
It is in this knowledge of this truth that our true identity is founded. It provides meaning to our individual experiences and journeys. The person(al) to our development.
Now that that’s out of the way, why me? I’ve found myself asking this question regularly this year. Whether it’s in situations when I feel that I am under qualified for certain responsibilities given to me or when I feel like my life is going 1000km/hr in the wrong direction. I realise it’s rooted in the fear of failure which some may relate to. The acceptance of who I am helps in letting go. Literally going with the flow. Hoping and having confidence in what is to come. Knowing that everything will work out for my good. I am chosen. You are too and that’s assurance enough to keep on keeping on.
Have you ever just sat down and thought? Then in those thoughts, your heartbeat gets faster and faster because you feel like your running out of time like a scene from inception?
I have and what I have learnt (the hard way) is that patience is key and comparison is the thief of joy. We each have different callings, don’t look at anyone else’s garden. The grass is greener where you water it. The struggle is real, I know, but you cannot come and die! You were created for a reason and chosen for a purpose. Take time to reflect on your own life and identify your own gifts and abilities. What do you think are the biggest hindrances to your personal development?
I hope this article has set the scene for future articles where I will identify and tackle the multitude of layers of Personal Development. Remember to take a breath, be present and take each day at a time.
Let’s start a conversation on personal development. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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