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Personal growth challenge: Less theory, more implementation October 26, 2017

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal growth.
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Study is important, but there’s not much use in having an ambitious personal growth program if we spend more time on the theory than we do on taking actions to actually improve ourselves.  Spending too much time on the theories of self-actualization reduces the time available to accomplish our goals.

We can fool ourselves into thinking that studying can substitute for “doing” when in fact studying too much theory can be an enabler for procrastination.

Excessive time spent on studying “how to be organized”, for example, serves little purpose if we are leaving the action of paying our overdue bills until tomorrow.

Unless the act of studying is, in itself, a major part of our self-actualization program, then we are better off making action the biggest part of our focus.

— Dennis Mellersh


1. kramerknipe - October 26, 2017

I certainly agree, for the most part, though sometimes I enjoy studying stuff that doesn’t necessarily help me progress just because its fun to learn 🙂
Well written!

Dennis Mellersh - October 26, 2017

Good observation — I do the same thing and enjoy a lot of material that doesn’t necessarily have a practical application. Thanks for the feedback.

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