Self-Development By Doing

When we think self-development we usually imagine it involving a lot of reflection. It’s about looking within and doing what makes you feel good, focusing on how to make a better version of yourself.

This book (rather a retelling of it) talks, in general, about the concept of the flow but the part I’d like to concentrate on now is the one mentioning self-growth. It offers an interesting, not-very-intuitive at the first glance, opinion on the subject.

If we are putting forward and dealing with tasks that are a little harder than our current skill set, we are growing as people. It’s not about reflection — quite the opposite: focusing too much on yourself and your reaction, we waste the energy that could be spent handling more productive tasks. We enrich our knowledge, learn new skills and that’s what, rather than self-analysis, makes us better as people.

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