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Why does personal growth advice often sound the same March 10, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal development.
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In our search for ways to realize our personal development potential, we may find, after reading a lot of books, articles, blogs, and specialty websites, that the basic principles or fundamentals seem to be similar from source to source.

There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one is that the basic or primary principles of personal growth are, in fact, well established and recognized.

From religious texts thousands of years old to the new materials of today, the fundamentals of ideal human behaviour have not changed significantly.

And, if we are honest with ourselves, we often already know (even intuitively) what the main foundation blocks are for reaching our personal growth potential.

So, knowledge of the basics is the easy part.

The tough work is the implementation.

We know what we should be doing (the basics), but we have trouble figuring out how to do it.

We know our personal-change challenges – what we are looking for is solutions or ways to succeed with meeting our challenges.

That’s why there can be real value in reading a varity of writers on personal development.

When we continue reading information from a variety of experts we can find  new ideas, tips, plans, or templates for implementing the basic principles.

For example, even though I already know I need to change some of my attitudes (such as not being judgemental) it’s important for me to find some practical suggestions and advice as to how to accomplish my goal.

And I may need to read a lot of material from different experts to be successful.

 

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