Personal Growth and Change: Three Cheers for Self-Love

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Poet Aberhjani has a few words about personal growth.

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” Indeed, personal growth is a form of self-love.

Your self-confidence builds when you grow as a person. So saying, it’s time to extend a little gratitude for growth opportunities, painful as they are at times. 

What is personal growth?

The term ‘personal development’ is rather baffling. Self-help gurus use this phrase like a staple food. And it’s small wonder why. Self-worth and well-being are a hard to get commodities today. 

So what is personal growth? As you’ll already know, it’s the process of understanding and developing yourself to your fullest potential. It also means looking after your emotional, spiritual, emotional and mental well-being.

Why is Personal Growth Important?

So why is having a ‘personal growth’ mindset so necessary? It’s more beneficial than you may realize.

First of all, it makes you more aware of yourself. You gain self-knowledge and learn to craft a life based on your needs. You gain pleasure from chasing your goals.

Also, you have an idea of your needs; you begin to understand why you need to take action. You develop the necessary will to move forward when you grow as a person. Furthermore, you become resilient. You will develop the skills you need to cope with the obstacles that come your way.

Gratitude for the Chances at Personal Growth

So saying, I’m glad for all the opportunities to grow.

I”m grateful for a new website that I’m writing for, It serves as a resource for parents of children with unique needs. The site aims to create awareness and create a more inclusive society. Writing for it has enabled me to help others who need it, in a small way.

I’m also thankful for and, two fantastic sites that support learning. They also encourage a person’s psychological and emotional well-being.

Being a freelance writer has been an incredible, yet terrifying journey. Like everything else, it’s had its ups and downs. Reneging clients, unreasonable editors and nasty put-downs are sometimes too many. The opportunities for growth have helped me to come out of the sometimes deep mire. They have instilled patience and tolerance as well.

In all, personal growth will bless you, and others in big and small wa

   The Tree

Of Life that spreads

IIts branches to uphold

A fragile spirit that easily

Comes apart when broken

 The Leaves

Senses the

Self Winds

 That Blow

On Self-trunk sturdy and tall.


About the Author

Michelle Liew
I am a freelance writer who loves short fiction, poetry , music and anything about pets. Muses from the Deep is now on mobile. Catch it at Alternatively, clicking on a post will bring you to the mobile site for easier reading while on the phone! Happy blogging, all!

4 Comments on "Personal Growth and Change: Three Cheers for Self-Love"

  1. My personal growth is stunted. I should work on it!

  2. Hey! Michelle! Good to ‘see’ you! How are Dusty and Cloudy? ( and your husband…. my own life priorities come through a little, don’t they? lol)
    Self-improving oneself, surely there can be no, more worthwhile, effort?
    (One of the things about the Doctrine (and self-improvement) that I like, and surely it is found in most other systems of development, is that to self-improve is not to learn new things, things that exist elsewhere. Rather, it is to discover and nature and develop within yourself that which expands the ways to act and interact with the world around us.)

  3. I love the perspective of seeing challenges that present opportunities for growth as items of gratitude! So often we grumble and grow frustrated when presented with situations that make us stretch mentally, physically, or spiritually, even if taking them on willingly. Imagine if we never encountered such challenges!

    The new website you are working on sounds awesome, a much-needed resource. So do the two sites you mentioned that support learning.

    I can well imagine how being a freelance writer provides all kinds of opportunities to grow in your ability to cope, adapt, and work around problems, and do it all while maintaining a sense of inner calm. So many good things will come of this that can be applied to other life situations as well!

    I loved your concluding poem, strength to you in the storm, ever growing upwards and expanding outwards! <3 Thank you so much for sharing with us at TToT this week!

  4. I love the words of the poet Aberhjani that you shared. It is so true that self-confidence grows as one grows as a person. Unfortunately for many, it takes a while to recognize the growth that comes from going through trials and things that are difficult to do. I wish you well as you venture forth with your new website. I’ve copied the links that you shared so I can share them with others.

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