Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I wanted to talk about personal growth and how you may be holding yourself back without realizing it. Earlier this week I wrote about some ways that you may unknowingly be blocking your success. If you want to check that one out, you can click here. But today I wanted to talk about personal growth and how you may be preventing the growth that you need or want. And I am going to end by giving you some advice on how and why I have done certain things for my blog to help cultivate the personal growth that I desire. So here are the six ways that you are unknowingly sabotaging your personal growth.

1. You put too much pressure on yourself to succeed.

If you are always pressuring yourself and not allowing yourself not to be perfect all the time, success won’t come very easily. The most important thing to remember is that success does not mean perfection. It’s not always going to be the best, but if it is the best that you can do, that is the only real thing that matters. If you are always expecting to be perfect, you can never learn and grow.

2. You don’t have a growth mindset.

Some people have a very fixed mindset. They refuse change and they refuse to allow for anything less that what they think is best. However, if you keep having that fixed mindset of everything having to be one certain way, you are preventing growth from happening. If you aren’t allowing things to change, you aren’t allowing yourself to change. So your mindset needs to be changed in order for you to grow and prosper.

3. You are taking advice from too many different people.

It’s okay to get advice from other people. In fact, in most cases, it’s needed. But if you constantly have different people telling you to do different things, it can be overwhelming. You may decide to give up because you can’t figure out who to listen to and then you miss out. So it’s best to have just a few people that you go to on certain matters because you can trust them and you are sure what they tell you is sound advice.

5. You’re too scared of disappointment to set goals.

Sometimes people don’t set goals for themselves because they are too afraid that they will disappoint themselves. However, what they don’t realize is the biggest disservice that they can do is not challenge themselves and give themselves something to work towards. If you are too afraid to set goals, you may never get anywhere. It’s important to push yourself and work towards growth.

6. You set yourself up for failure when setting goals.

If your goals are too high or too vague, you are going to be disappointed when you don’t reach the goal. Your goals need to be specific, something you can measure, something you can work on, reasonable, and something you can set a time frame to (S.M.A.R.T.). Your goals need to make sense for you and how you are trying to grow. If not, you are setting yourself up for failure from the very beginning.

Now for my advice for you…

When I first started getting serious about blogging, I turned to the good old internet. I was trying to figure out what to do, how to succeed, and everything that my blog needed. It was really overwhelming. And then I realized that there was another way. Rather than trying to sift through the thousands of articles, videos, and blog posts out there, I decided to invest in my blogging education. I started researching resource guides and things that would help me achieve that success in half the time.

So essentially, I started paying for information that I could find for free. I know that may sound crazy, but hear me out. If you go to Google and type in “blogging tips for beginners” you are going to find thousands, if not millions, of articles and videos. And sure, it’s probably all valid in one way or another. However, by purchasing a resource guide or investing in blog coaching, you can figure out exactly what you need in less than half the time that it would otherwise take you.

I know it seems odd, but it’s a great way to get all the information that you need and cut down the amount of time you spend trying to figure it out on your own. Once I got through the resource guides and got the hang of it, I realized that I love blogging. The more I worked on it, the more I grew. So if you want to grow, I highly recommend purchasing a resource guide or trying a blog coach. If you would like to check out what I offer, click here.

Personal growth is up to you. You have to do what feels right to you. But if you are trying to start a blog or business and need help, I’m always here. I always want to give the best resources and services at the most affordable price that I can.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Did you learn anything from this post? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!

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