The Road to Self-Improvement
“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
– George Eliot
I gathered in this in this part of my website the articles I have written about personal growth and development. I want to share the lessons and insights I learned from motivational speakers whose books (and videos on YouTube) have given me the blueprint on how best I could restructure my way of thinking so I could make better decisions in the different areas of my life.
I have been experiencing amazing changes in my life that I started regretting why didn’t I dig into these personal development stuffs when I was younger. I thought that by the time I would complete my PhD, I would have already acquired all the values and skills I need to succeed and be happy. I was wrong. What I learned after exiting graduate school is there’s a whale of a gap between what the academia teaches and what an individual need to learn.
I have heard a lot about “positive thinking” and related ideas before but I did not pay much attention. But as the saying goes, “better late than never.” As George Eliot said, “It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
I came to realize that “positive thinking” is but the first step in a person’s journey to a better self and a better life. It’s not the be-all-end-all of personal growth and development. But it all begins in setting a positive mindset. Positive actions should follow. People are in a better position to succeed when they break free from limiting beliefs and debilitating attitudes.
My goal in writing these articles and have them put together in this corner of my website is to help promote awareness on personal growth and development. I am not an expert in this field. I just want to share the little things I have learned so far and to say that I am so happy with the results I am getting.
Please read this one first: The Road To Self-Improvement: The Road Not Taken
Cultivating a Positive Mindset
Where Has Positive Thinking Brought Me?
Who’s In Control? (On Fate and Destiny)
On Self-Reliance and Other Related Constructs