20 SELF-DEVELOPMENT TIPS FOR 2023
MAKE FRIENDS WITH SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
1. Make friends with successful people, and occasionally buy them gifts and surprise them with lunch. Since successful people rarely receive, they greatly appreciate gifts when they are given.
FIND A GOOD MENTOR
2.Find a mentor, abide by his guidance, and treat the two of you with respect. Never beg for money from your mentor or violate his or her privacy.
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
3. Make as many new, uplifting friends as you can, and make sure to maintain open lines of communication. Make friends and not simply connections in your network.
TREAT EVERYONE WITH KINDNESS
4. Treat everyone with kindness. Today’s little boys will grow up to be big lads tomorrow. Once upon a time, the neighborhood’s largest dog was a youngster. As well as keeping the knowledge/secret to yourself.
5.Be proactive and always plan ahead. Future labour is reduced by those who plan for it.
6. Pay attention to speeches and messages from outstanding educators both religious and academics.
ATTEND TRAINING SESSIONS
7.Attend training sessions and seminars on any subject where you need to advance your knowledge. Develop oneself personally, talk in front of groups, sell, etc.
8. Develop the habit of keeping a pen and a writing pad close by because inspiration often comes in flashes. The smallest pen is superior and superior to the largest intellect.
9. Make sure at every point in time you are reading a book. If you spend 20 minutes reading daily, for 52 weeks you would have consumed 1,000,000 words.
10. Grow in your relationship with God
11.Stay away from television as much as possible. You can watch educational channels. Men with big TV sit in front of them to watch men with big library.
12Put control over your mouth, never say evil of any man, what you are not certain of should not be said. Say good of all men.
13. Always show appreciation for any good deed you received.
14. Always help someone in need.
15. Live a debt free life. What you can’t pay cash for is not your size.
16. Invest a portion of your income. And be patient to see it grow. If what you have in your hands is not good to be called a harvest then it’s a seed, sow it.
17. Keep a good financial record of all income and expenses, so you won’t ask later “where did my money go”
18. Spend time with your family. Aside your relationship with God, spending time with your family should be your topmost priority. Don’t miss out on the growth maze of your children because of a career or ministry. Don’t win at work and lose at home
19. Finally get enough rest. Create some time to rest. If you die your company will find a replacement. Make sure you don’t develop a “Superman Syndrome”. Give of your best but don’t die trying to save the world. Make time to rest. You are not a robot. Even God rested after creation.
20. Let God be at the center of your life and career.
‘Self-awareness’ centers on recognizing and managing our emotions
“The term self-awareness can likely be traced back to Freud and Jung, but in the modern parlance, I think it arrived back on the radar around the time Daniel Goleman published ‘Emotional Intelligence’ nearly two decades back,” says John Duffy, a clinical psychologist and author.
“In effect, self-awareness is the recognition of one’s own emotional state at any given point in time,” Duffy says. “The argument suggests that we are, far too often, wholly unaware of the emotional state we are currently in, and the degree to which that state influences our behavior and thought process. To the degree that we can manage our emotional states, we are better able to manage these other elements of our lives as well.”
Amy McManus, a marriage and family therapist adds that “self-awareness is [also] the ability to look at your own words and actions from a perspective outside of yourself; to see yourself as others see you.”
In this sense, we can see how self-awareness is a way of introspection that doesn’t shut the world out, but rather brings it in for assessment against one’s own feelings and behaviors. It entails, as Katie Krimer, a licensed clinical social worker describes it, “meta-cognition: the ability to think about thinking [and] implies the ability to recognize ourselves as we see ourselves, but also to understand how others may see us based on what we know about human behavior.”