Talking about personal growth is not easy at all. During my training I have always heard of professional growth, but never of personal growth. What is this personal growth then? After reading several books, having had numerous experiences, including work experiences, I still can’t say. It is as if a perpetual doubt has been instilled within me. In fact, I believe it is an extremely elastic concept that changes day after day, reading after reading, experience after experience. Talking about personal growth is like promoting, wherever, whoever our interlocutor is, every single individual. The beauty of the different. Each will have a specific opinion of their own experience and what they observe by taking the others as an example. The ambitions, the desires, the roads traveled and every type of shade we want to include in that thought take on a specific weight. It is a daily test of our thinking, analysis and criticism skills. It is an evolutionary concept that if shared and made clear, changes, expands, narrows.
Personal growth means having the awareness that we are being thinking. Animals move by instinct and it is very rare that they fail. Men don’t. They have the ability, or rather the freedom to make mistakes, like that of failing. The knowledge of some dynamics, of some behaviors will infuse knowledge, with which we can access information that was previously incomprehensible. By implementing those teachings we can face situations, even those that bore us. And away, way to grow. Better relate to others. Finding innovative solutions. Discover that what others call defects are actually positive skills to be exploited, in our business as in the relationship with our family members. It becomes a virtuous circle, which if applied constantly has a positive effect on ourselves, our habits and on others. Especially on those who seem to be unable to dissolve the skein. As the philosopher Bachelard argued, error is the human way of learning. I don’t know about you, but it gives me relief.
Here a series of books chosen for personal growth, mine, yours and anyone’s. Good personal growth.
Dale Carnegie defineds the book as a practical manual for human relations. In fact, it offers practical examples that can be used immediately. To compose this book, which is one of the cornerstones of managerial literature, he has read numerous biographies and interviewed famous people (the inventor Guglielmo Marconi, politicians Franklin D. Roosevelt and James Farley etc.), with the aim of investigating and studying the different techniques used in interpersonal relationships.
Robin Sharma is a personal development writer. The book tells a business tale where the experiences of the author are captured. It is a self-help book. It is an exciting journey that explains how to unlock your potential and live with passion.
According to Sharma, every person must be sure of themselves and their potential, everyone is able to demonstrate leadership skills, regardless of their job role and educational qualifications. According to him, everyone can be a “leader without titles”.
Susan Quiet in her Bestseller focused on a very topical issue, dividing the society into introverts and extroverts, and the way in which the firsts are underestimated. In Quiet, the author shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs and how society misunderstands and underestimates introverts. It provides introverts with the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
Gary Keller is an American entrepreneur and founder of Keller Williams operating in the real estate sector. The One Thing is the first book where he does not explicitly deal with the real estate theme. Together with Jay Papasan, the authors focus on the importance of simplification in the daily workload, suggesting to focus on the only really important datum of a given project to improve its efficiency and its success.
The motto is “What’s your One Thing?”
Richard Koch is a British management consultant, venture capital investor, and author of books on management, marketing and lifestyle.
The book is a combination of principles. In addition to explaining the 80/20 principle, it also brings other principles to the attention of the reader, with interdisciplinary comparisons, which will allow you to look at your business and your work in a different way with the aim of being more productive and more effective.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American biologist and writer. In addition, he is a teacher of Mindfulness. It is
an attitude that is cultivated through a meditation practice developed starting from the precepts of Buddhism (but free from the religious component) and aimed at bringing the subject’s attention in a non-judgmental way towards the present moment.
The title actually expresses a paradox. It is an invitation not to seek oneself outside but within oneself. Wherever you go, there you are.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a famous short novel by American aviator and writer Richard Bach. The author tells the story of a seagull, a metaphor for man, who pursues throughout his life an ideal of perfection that will lead him first to isolation and then to study and sacrifice, until he learns the secret of goodness and love, who will try to teach others.
Bach stated that the story was inspired by an aerobatic pilot named John H. “Johnny” Livingston.
“To the real Jonathan Seagull who lives within us all.”
Cornerstone is an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based.
A self-help book is one that is written with the intention to instruct its readers on solving personal problems.
Introvert is a shy, reticent person. Its opposite, extrovert, a person brought to the outside world, endowed with expansiveness and communication..
The doubt is a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.