Have any of these complaints about personal growth occurred to you? How did you deal with these thoughts?
1) It’s Addicting
Sometimes we just can’t get enough! It’s like a good book and you swear you’re going to bed after this chapter. Fifteen minutes later you’re enthralled in the next…
2) The Assumptions
People automatically think it’s religious or Buddhist or whatever. They don’t realize even Atheists are into this “stuff”.
3) The Connotation
To some people “Personal Growth” equals sad divorcee in the “Self Help” aisle of Barnes & Noble for some odd reason. Again, that’s just not case.
4) The Gurus
Everyone wants to be a coach. It’s hard to know who you can really count on.
5) The Options
Again, the options are overwhelming. It’s not that Dr. Wayne Dyer is better than Lisa Nichols. It’s just about finding what’s right for you.
6) It’s Tough to Keep on Track
If you pay $99 for something or even $10, you want to get your monies worth! Sometimes life gets in the way of finishing certain courses or attending webinars….
7) The Networking
If your friends aren’t into “Personal Growth” then finding someone to talk to about the latest book you read can be challenging. This will make you super thankful for the likes of Meetup and Facebook.
8) Sharing the Wrong Stuff
If you have ever said to a friend, “Hey, you should read this. It really helped me to become happier…” and your friend responded by saying, “Oh my god, you think I’m not happy? Oh wait, are you unhappy?” then you know what I mean. There is a delicate balance for sharing your personal growth learnings and insights.
9) It’s Never Ending
This can be a good or bad thing. The never ending journey means we can always improve, but it’s a little daunting to think about taking a personal growth class in the year 2040. Maybe we can have our brains programmed at that point?
Can I get an Amen?