25 Aha’s About Personal Development

Here are some practical and fascinating facts, ideas, quotations and statistics about personal development and growth. These tidbits of information are not only interesting but will also provide you with some valuable information to empower yourself and your life.

1. What you focus on most, whether negative or positive, tends to grow stronger.

2. Your thoughts first thing in the morning can set the tone for the entire day.

3. Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you’re awake – enough to illuminate a light bulb.

4. Self-limiting behaviors are self-limiting because you give them power.

5. “There is no passion found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandella

6. There’s an old saying that says, “Master your time, master your life.”

7. Poor posture can reduce blood to the brain by as much as 30%.

8. Many polls and surveys have shown that speaking in public is rated as the number one fear among adults.

9. You are a reflection of your most dominant thoughts.

10. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for you life, because you become what you believe.” Oprah Winfrey

11. Your brain uses 20% of your body’s energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body’s weight.

12. In a study of 1,000 men and women, it was shown that women are more likely to report 33 percent higher levels of stress.

13. Communication experts claim that most of us spend almost 70 percent of our waking hours is some form of communication.

14. On average, we see our own reflection over 50 times a day.

15. “Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.” Eleanor Roosevelt

16. It’s been said that having concrete goals can increase confidence by 50 percent.

17. According to Deepak Chopra, we have 50-60,000 thoughts per day and 90 percent of them are negative.

18. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Buddha

19. The “Pareto Principle” states that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results.

20. Researchers have found that the color orange helps to relieve fatigue and depression and enhances creativity.

21. The average American watches television 6 hours a day. What if you eliminated one hour of TV a day and did something productive like read a book or learn a new skill?

22. Many time management experts believe you’ll accomplish more when you plan out your next day the night before.

23. Treat yourself with love and respect and you’ll attract people who will also show you love and respect.

24. According to the book, “The Big Book of Personality Tests for Women,” about 1 out of 7 Americans say they get angry just about every day. Surprisingly, men are 35 percent more likely to “seethe” quietly.

25. “Education is of no value and talent is worthless – unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass.” Condoleeza Rice, former United States Secretary of State

Do you have a personal development “aha” to share?

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