Since next month will mark the 6th month 2014(half way already, eh?) I’ll be contemplating over all the changes I’ve made in these last 6 months, detailing how I’ve developed and compile a list of the best advice I can give for you to be able to begin your self-development journey. Oh! You should be looking out for new posts in the coming months that don’t mention this year of personal development that I’ve been challenging myself to. I’ve been writing some drafts in the personal development, productivity, sustainability and related niches. I just can’t stop writing about what I love!
It’s crazy to think that May has nearly come and gone. It could be in part due to my French courses ending mid-June, which makes me super-focused on passing my final French course, and getting a greater grasp on the language. I already know so much more than I had known before such as being able to use “tenses(Past, Present, Future)” to speak more fluently with my son!
The French language isn’t the only thing I’ve been getting a better grasp on. This month out of my 2014 year of personal development has been focused on handling my emotions better, getting to know my triggers and troublesome areas, and developing myself as a person. The nature of this month’s resolution makes it sort of difficult for me to really elaborate on what I’ve learned, and choosing what to share with you, though I do have one impressive story to share with you that reveals how well maintained I’ve kept my emotions this month.
Changes that involve our emotions are obviously quite personal and take place from within, which means the external world won’t notice them as much. I’m sure my wife and son notice the differences because they’re with me for most of waking hours and I’m very open about the changes I’m making every day, week, and month.
Your emotions can be both constructive and destructive forces. Your anger and jealousy would be considered destructive while your happiness is constructive. Sure, sure that’s how it’s supposed to be and surely you’re not meant to break the rules.
You have energy inside of you that can be used ether destructively or constructively, and it’s in your hands to decide which path you’ll choose to travel.
I’ve spent this month converting my anger, hopelessness and depression with my circumstances into something constructive, researching self-development, psychology and other areas that are of personal interest. This is what I mean by the energy being inside of you and placing itself in your hands to be molded.
For far too long I’ve allowed myself to walk the path of pessimism and destruction using the resources I have on-hand in a ineffective and inefficient manner. This is what I’ve spent this entire month developing within myself to become a better person, husband, father and son.
While some might say that I’ve gone off the band-wagon with all of this so-called, “self-help nonsense,” I’ve been choosing to take the path less travelled, and separating myself from the common assembly line existence.
I’ve been taking control of my life and developing the resources I have always had. Just as my parents spent their whole lives pushing me towards.
You can too and I want to help you do that. I’m developing myself so that I can find out what works, what doesn’t, and what is such a waste of time.
So put down the television remote and open up your mind because I’m your personal guinea pig who’s going to channel all of his resources into his blog, ebooks and other projects from this moment on.