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Personal Growth

Personal growth is a process that takes place over the course of your life. As you grow and evolve, you learn to adjust to changes in yourself. Some people never want to change. However, change promotes happiness, mental strength, and emotional resilience. Therefore, gradual change must be part of your life. If you are open and honest with yourself each day you will learn more about yourself and the world you live in. Your personality will adjust and adapt in order to cope with yourself and your environment. Change is a necessary part of living.

Aspects of the self that develop over time and may need your attention are self-esteem, perfectionism, and impulsive behavior. The adjustment to college life is also a catalyst for personal growth and change.

Some people want to change too fast, but real change takes time. Just as a tree needs a root system to stand firm and tall, your personality needs roots in experience that help you to decide the kind of person you would like to be. Be patient when you wish for changes in yourself. It takes time to amass enough experience to draw upon in order to decide what you like about yourself and what you would like to change. Changing too much too fast or not changing at all may not help you develop your personality. When you become aware of a need to change, be flexible enough to change, but be gradual about it.