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How inspirational books can assist our personal growth May 23, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Personal Growth Books, Solving Problems.
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Embarking on a journey of personal growth and development often begins with our being in one or more of a number of emotional or life-situation states.

(a) We may be full of confidence and high self-esteem
(b) We may be facing a difficult problem or series of problems in our lives
(c) We may be at a low spot emotionally
(d) We may be generally satisfied with our lives but are looking to move to a higher level of achievement, contribution, and satisfaction

In each of these situational starting points, but particularly when we are facing significant difficulties, inspirational self-improvement books and other media such as DVD’s and videos, can be an important and productive asset in our plan to feel better about ourselves and to thereby have the drive and the energy to realize our life potential.

Effective inspirational media will often give us an emotional lift and bring some light to what may seem to be a dark emotional landscape.

The primary reason inspirational material can help us is that it offers hope – believable hope that positive change is possible within our lives.

Better quality inspiration material will:

(1) Be realistic and plausible and not full of clichés and delusional platitudes
(2) Offer true examples of people overcoming adversity

The best inspirational material will do both of the above as well as provide us with practical action steps that we can take to achieve the improvement we seek in our lives.

Overall, we should allow ourselves to be comforted by words of inspiration; we just need to make sure that we take the necessary action steps to turn inspiration into a personal journey of actual achievement.

Personal growth: What is the best book for you? May 21, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal development, Personal Growth Books.
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When people initially start a program of personal growth and development, one of the most common searches they do is for “best book on personal development,” or words to that effect.

The search could also be for best program, best template, best system – best anything that can be utilized in a self-improvement capacity.

Unfortunately, one size (the best) does not fit all.

The only best book or program is one that is suited to your own individual life situation and temperament.

You may find a book or program which you feel generally fits your personality and life circumstances, but it is not likely that it will fulfill all of your self-improvement needs.

Most books and programs about personal development fall into three broad categories:

(1) Books focused on the principles of ideal conduct
(2) Books providing techniques for learning a variety of practical skills or capabilities
(3) Books that are Inspirational and/or spiritual

The best book for you is one that you virtually create for yourself by reading a variety of books or programs from each of the three categories and then adopting the ideas and techniques that are most applicable to your particular circumstance.