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Personal Development: Rubbish Or Reward?


Purposeful Living Kuel Category Expert: Julie Reinwald

The idea of “personal growth and development” can arouse a negative connotation for many people. Especially those who are more pragmatic thinkers.

“Intentionally improving our self-awareness and knowledge.”

Our Personal Growth:

When not backed with substance, it appears to be nothing more than the fluffy notion of self-absorbed idealists. It actually might not garner the respect it actually deserves. But there are very real and practical advantages to becoming more in tune with ourselves and our personal growth. Which applies to you and me as well as the world’s most powerful and well-known leaders and figures.

Intentionally improving our self-awareness and knowledge. And developing our strengths and talents through coaching, reading, journaling, attending courses, etc., greatly enhances every aspect of our lives.

Under-Developed Traits:

Taking an honest look at the areas in which we hold ourselves back. And at the under-developed traits which impact us and others is another important facet of personal growth.

“Personal growth and development is ultimately about disallowing our own excuses..”

Honing in on our mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing encourages us to look at where we may be out of harmony. And how we can optimize the potential to become all we are meant to be, do, and contribute to the world.

Disallowing Our Own Excuses:

Personal growth and development is ultimately about disallowing our own excuses, which keep us in a state of stagnation and can be rife with self-pity and frustration. It’s about showing up, even when we don’t want to put in the effort and can’t see our immediate progress, proving to ourselves that we’re stronger than our excuses.

It’s about stretching ourselves so we can reach the goals that will transform us little by little, and the journey to whom we are becoming by overcoming obstacles along the way.

And who doesn’t want more of that?

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Julie Reinwald

About the Author:

Julie Reinwald is the author of Design a Magical Life, Leave a Meaningful Legacy. Her early career as an interior designer still influences her style and her brand. But a huge pivot took place on her trajectory when a close family member descended into a years-long abyss of mental health issues, alcohol abuse, and attempts to take their own life. For Julie, the subsequent years would be an all-consuming progression from paralyzing fear and guilt, to acceptance, to healing, to letting go, and finally, to joy. She uses her experiences as a way to inspire and empower others in designing lives of courage, vitality, and adventure, and creating meaningful legacies of hope and love. Join her on the journey on Instagram.