Everybody wants to have more happiness in form of more peace, better relationship, higher income and self-satisfaction. In this connection, knowledge plays a vital role. A person who is more knowledgeable will be in a position to influence others to help him succeed. And, in order to attain self-development individuals are adapting various sources such as:
1 Reading books: The number one source which individuals adapt for change is through reading books written by experts. Books such as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Awaken the Giant Within, How to Win Friends & Influence People and many others are very popular self-help books.
2 Audio Learning: Many individuals who are busy and couldn’t devote time to read books regularly are hooked to the idea of listening on go. For example, the time that most of us use in commuting to and from work, or the time that we spend in other routines; can be used to learn new information.
3 Affirmations: Affirmations is a declaration that something is true. As they say “fake it until you make it”. Popular affirmation such as ‘do it now’; ‘every day in every way I’m becoming better and better’ and many others are used extensively by individuals to influence their subconscious minds to form new habits.
4 Meditation: The word meditate stems from the Latin root meditatum, i.e. to ponder. New research shows that regular meditation changes the physical structure of your brain in powerful ways, reduces stress and increases efficiency. It’s free from external accompaniments such as books or a mentor and in meditation you’re with your own self.
5 Brainwave entrainment: Binaural beats, Monaural beats and Isochronic tones are used which are aimed to relieve a person from addiction, helps reduce anxiety and offers many other benefits. The basic goal of this product is to change mind frequencies so that the user may benefit from it and it’s done through the audio signals.
6 Hypnosis: in simple, it means coming under the influence of a hypnotherapist who put you in trance by communicating effectively to help you to attain your goal of relaxation or to change some strongly held habits like smoking.
7 Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP): Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder introduced NLP. It addresses issues to change mental and behavioral patterns that are not in line with what the individual is seeking. It is made up of three words – neuro; linguistic; and programming.
8 Psychology: Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior. Applied psychology is widely used to treat clinical issues to promote well-being.
9 Astrology: The science of horoscopes – under astrology it’s believed that celestial bodies positions effects our lives. Many individuals seeks the help of an astrologer to course correct their actions in order to avoid the danger foretold by an astrologer.
10 Mentor: The tenth source for personal development is to seek help of a coach or a mentor who can be a hypnotherapist, a psychologist, a NLP practitioner or just a success coach.