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"The Truth about Personal Growth and a Change in Mindset"

Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one's fullest potential. Personal development is a vital part in a person's growth, maturity, success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health,  but do these definitions necessarily define one’s mind within their personal lives?

Growing up, my opinion on personal growth was something I'd see as something for perfectionists, in which I wasn't. I didn’t have big dreams, I just wanted any job in order to get by. I didn’t really care about my grades as my only goal was to pass. I was content with who I was and what I had so why go through the process of improving myself when I felt this is good enough already, enough for me to survive. As I grew older, I realized change is inevitable; you’re never going to be the same person you were yesterday and as humans we are all destined to evolve. I probably wouldn’t have written thi…
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“ The Dangers and Balance of Success”

For this section, I would now like to talk about the dangers of having too many positive relationships or mastering personal growth to a point in which they are now seen as someone powerful. We all hope to gain power, preserve it and defend ourselves against powerful people who make our life miserable; but too much power can do very odd things to your head and can result in one being unhappy when self-growth’s ultimate goal is happiness.  

An example of this is the true story of Henry Hill portrayed by Ray Liotta in the iconic film “Goodfellas”. Growing up, Henry always wanted to be a gangster. He worked very hard to advance himself through the ranks and with his friends: Jimmy and Tommy, he began to climb from being a petty criminal to a gangster on the mean streets of New York. He enjoyed a life of money and luxury but a drug addiction and a few mistakes caused his downfall.

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“Why our own Personal Relationships make us Better People”

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One of the best examples that highlights this aspect and the intricacy of a relationship is in one of my favorite movies “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. The story involves a break up with lovers Clementine and Joel who have an imbalance in their personalities, devastated by it; Clementine undergoes a procedure to erase all her memories of Joel from her mind. Upon discovering this, Joel then does the same but the two meet in their memories and realize that deleting the memories was a mistake. The operation would still finish but the two of them meet again and …