3-1-1 On Personal Growth

 3 Thoughts on Personal Growth


It's not that pleasure itself is inherently bad, but rather, our incessant pursuit of pleasure from shallow and less meaningful sources in the world is what hinders us.


Finding pleasure in our personal growth, practicing self-care, and dedicating ourselves to serving and caring for others in the world constitutes one of the most transformative shifts we can enact in our lives.


Recognizing self-improvement as an enjoyable endeavor is the ideal standpoint to embrace. When it no longer feels like work, your momentum becomes unstoppable, resulting in remarkable personal growth. A profound shift occurred in my life when I ceased viewing "me time" as most fulfilling when devoted to effortless and pleasurable pursuits. Instead, I began prioritizing "me time" as an opportunity to engage in moderate to challenging activities that significantly enhanced my well-being.

1 Tip for Personal Growth

Step 1: Identify Pleasurable & Easy Activities

For example: 

  • Watching TV
  • Engaging in Social Media
  • Checking Email
  • Texting
  • Consuming Junk Food
  • Seeking Escape through Alcohol & Similar Means

Step 2: Identify Beneficial & Challenging Activities

For example:

  • Reading 
  • Practicing Mindfulness
  • Journaling
  • Exercising
  • Writing
  • Engaging in Deep Work

Begin substituting pleasurable and easy activities with beneficial and challenging ones.

1 Question for Personal Growth

What is it that you do every day to improve yourself?

- J.P. Nerbun

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