Planning for Professional and Personal Growth | Rob Mastrantonio | Professional Overview
When you’re looking to grow as an individual and a professional, develop a plan to help you experience the life you’re looking for. Everything in life starts with a plan. It’s carried out with discipline and follow-through. To get started with a plan, consider the facets you’ll want to include.
Eliminate the Temptation to Compare
A comparison is a violent act on the soul. Everyone is uniquely created and gifted with specific talents, quirks, and interests. One of the worst ways to live is by dulling your shine in order to be like someone else. Learn what makes you special, and use your gifts to your advantage.
Practice Radical Gratitude
There will always be something to be for. Even if the only thing you have is your health, this means that you have another day and an opportunity to build the life of your dreams. Starting from the bottom isn’t easy, but you have to develop a mindset of gratitude, or you’ll remain stuck in a space of negativity.
Create a Strategic Plan
It’s not enough to think about everything you’d like to accomplish. Sit down to create a plan of execution. Become realistic about how long a particular goal will take. If you look at your budget and realize it’ll take you ten months to save $10,000, this will help you get a better understanding of how to move forward with your budget in order to hit that goal.
Do the Next Best Thing
Often, people become overwhelmed when they look at the big picture. As a result, they experience paralysis analysis and don’t do anything. Avoid this issue by focusing on your goal in small increments. Small, consistent steps in the right direction will eventually get you to the destination of your desires.
Learn How to Pivot
When things don’t go as planned, it’s okay to mourn and be upset. However, don’t stay down. Learn to pivot, and find a new direction you can go in. When you rebound quickly, this allows you to get creative, find new strategies and get to a destination that might be even better than what you imagined.
Appreciate and Celebrate Your Growth
When you’re focused on accomplishing the next goal, it’s really easy to skip over all that you’ve already accomplished. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds and you’re already 10 pounds down, celebrate that accomplishment. As you celebrate, you’ll simultaneously tell yourself that you’re worthy, capable, and special.
Everyone will get older. It’s a part of life. However, the choice to evolve is on you. If you don’t do the work, you’ll maintain the same mindset from your teenage years well into your 40s. If you do the work, you can surpass your wildest dreams.