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What is personal growth?
Personal growth refers to your ability to continue to grow, expand, and improve. Rather than wanting to maintain in the same mental and emotional place, people who desire personal growth enjoy the process of just as much, if not more, than the outcome. They seek new challenges and pursue their goals with passion and dedication. Growth comes from taking direct actions to improve or meet goals.
Why is personal growth important?
When you have the drive to improve your happiness skills, you'll do what it takes to actually improve these skills. You'll have lots of successes and this teaches you that you have the potential to experience more happiness than you ever thought was possible. This confidence supports your continued growth and success, which creates an upward spiral or growth.
Activities to develop this skill:
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.