As people grow and seek to be in different places in life, there is a need to adapt to the new roles and the environments so as to succeed. However, as much as person may want to experience growth, despite the duration of time, there is a lot consider such as where you want to be and where you are at the present time. Understanding this will not only make it easier to grow, but will also help create a proper pathway that could eventually lead to success. Depending on how you might want to face the challenge, you could do a number of things.
Create a strong practice regimen
For those that prefer to work alone, the best plan would be to create a strong practice regimen that will keep you in check. Working alone requires a lot of self-honesty and self checks since the results can only be unfounded by practicing without fail, no matter how difficult it might be. To make it manageable, try breaking the big steps into reasonably small ones that can be handled easily.
Find a mentor
Another alternative would be to find a mentor who knows more about that particular subject than you do. According to studies, the fastest way to learn something would be through a mentor since they not only know more about what you are pursuing, but they could also help you avoid making the same mistakes they made while at the same time teaching you more than just the basic things that relate to your growth path. For example you were studying to get a nursing license, a mentor would be better placed to help you get an idea on how to pass the NCLEX exam through tips and advice on what could help you better. These mentors could also serve as role models providing inspiration and motivation to continue working towards the growth you desire.
Collaborate with people with similar goals
Find a group of people with similar goals and work together. The mind is very comparative and this often results in wanting to compare yourself to others and eventually to be like or better than a person you are working with. This could be toxic if you are easily swayed therefore, it would be best to focus on your growth and not on how much better other people are than yourself. Additionally, working with others puts a person in a better position to learn faster than when working alone as you have a vast pool where you can learn things from other people. Someone said, you should be able to learn from other people’s mistakes, not just your own.
The biggest thing to remember no matter how you choose to handle your growth is that this is purely a personal effort. Regardless of how good the mentor is or how good the group you are practicing with is, you will not be able to grow unless you make the effort. Set personal goals that are apart from the goals you have with others, and measure the progress made routinely. Be consistent, it is easy to be derailed but you are only as strong as the effort you make. Growth can take a while thus patience and consistency are key.
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