Are the common barriers to personal growth and development holding you back? Here's some ideas to consider.

From time to time, we all experience common barriers to personal growth and development. Nobody escapes. What do you do when this happens to you? This article will give you some ideas and actions to take to get yourself moving forward. You’ve got goals and desires you want to achieve some special things in your life. Yet... you’re going nowhere. Why is that? Most likely, you have barriers to personal growth and development that you might not be aware of.

You are not by yourself. There are many people who have barriers to their personal growth and development which are holding them back from achieving their career or personal goals. The good news is the fact that you can overcome what is holding you back. The barriers do not have to stay barriers. You can create a new and different lifestyle. You can change your mindset.

What holds a lot of people back in personal growth is their imagination. How far a person progresses towards their wants and desires is only limited by their vision and determination. Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.” So what do you really believe you can accomplish? If you think very little, that’s what you will get. If you believe you can achieve a lot... yes, you put yourself in a position to reach your goal. Often, a person’s personal growth and development is often that simple.

Another of the common barriers to personal growth and development is past failures or events. Often our past failures or bad events in our lives get in the way of personal growth and development. It is natural for our minds to dwell on such events, but only by moving past them can we truly grow as people and in our careers.

Those negative incidents from the past must be put aside so we can accomplish our goals. Jim Rohn suggests we use the past as a learning experience and not as a club with which to clobber ourselves.? Another of the common barriers to personal growth and development is our support systems, or in many cases, lack of support. Negative messages from family, friends, and coworkers will only serve to bring us down, not lift us up.

Surrounding yourself with people who are like minded and striving for success in their careers and their life will help you to do the same. Whether you get support from an organized group, your friends, or your family makes no difference. The support that you get, the motivational pep talks and the shoulder to cry on when things go wrong, will help you to realize all of your goals and overcome your barriers to personal growth and development.

One of the less common barriers to personal growth and development is the basic lack of planning. Many people go through life taking what is handed to them, without ever setting down goals and striving to exceed expectations. Setting goals, figuring out how to reach those goals, and making a timeline for success is a vitally important and often ignored barrier to personal growth and development. You must define a good personal development plan.

Then at times you need to look at your personal development plan and think in terms of revision. What do you need to do differently? What have you learned from what you've done so far?

Always keep in mind that whatever your personal barriers are to personal growth and development, you can overcome your obstacles. Any person who sets goals, creates a timeline for success, has adequate support, and strives for excellence can overcome these barriers to personal growth and development and achieve the success that all people deserve.

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