Time never stands still and so are the circumstances and people around you. No matter whatever power and positions you are holding at the moment, you have to make way for another person sooner or later. In this constant changing world, all the external object will leave you one by one. However, the only thing which is going to remain with you for ever is your core of human being; the thing which defines your own individuality. That is why you should always aim for personal growth and development in every situation and evolve as a human being.
To walk down to the path to personal growth and development, it is utmost importance to understand your real self; your strength as well as your weaknesses. It is not easy because you have to find out the answers by yourself to your own questions. Generally, people adopt many layers of images about themselves based on initial appreciations and success. For instance, if someone appreciates their voice, they start thinking that singing is their calling. They do not try to find out that if they are cut out for singing or not. Hence to find out your real self, you need to tear down the layers of images you have adopted for yourself over the period of time. This will not happen overnight. You have to invest time and effort to find out your real self.
Once you have found your real self, then you need to set long-term goal for yourself based on your strength and after that chart-out the road-map to realize it. To make your goal easy to achieve and check your progress, you need to divide it in many short-term goals along with deadlines to realize it. This will also help you to update your knowledge and skills so that you can make changes to your plan as per the present circumstances. However, finding your real self and setting up a goal with defined road-map to realize them is useless unless you work for it. So stand up and work towards your personal growth and development.
Further having a defined goal and being engaged to realize it is a crucial part to personal growth and development. However, to get the maximum out of your life, you need to explore the other aspects of life as well. You never know what you have been missing until it arrives. Traveling to different cities, reading books, developing new hobbies not only adds colors to life, but it also opens up new opportunity for you to make your goal bigger and better. Hence you should constantly aim for personal growth and development in every sphere of life such as mental, physical and spiritual.