Personal Development Goals – Creativity and Growing Through Doing

If you are learning how to swim, or teaching a child how, the fastest way to learn or teach swimming is to get into the water. Similarly, the fastest way to achieve your personal development goals is not to study endless books, but to get involved in doing the work in your area of interest.

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We love and definitely recommend reading, listening to podcasts and audiobooks too. However, it is in the experience of living life and the business of doing the work you love that you discover more of yourself.

It is in singing that you discover song…
it is in writing that you discover story…
it is in painting that you discover art.

It is in the doing that you discover yourself.
~LeAura Alderson,

Growing into Yourself

It is in the doing that you are expressing being. In expressing being, you’re getting to know yourself. Personal growth comes fastest, quickest and in the most memorable ways when learning is coupled with doing.

When considering your personal development goals, consider how in creating your art and your business, you’re also creating yourself, healing yourself and discovering yourself in each thing that you do.

Movement and action are the physiological processes through which the human brain developed over the eons. Learning through movement is still very much how the brain learns best. Learning through movement is also learning through doing.

Personality development occurs over time through the experience of living your life.
~LeAura Alderson,

Personality Integration

Personal development is the conscious learning, implementing and growing through application and integration. You can love art and study art, but in order to paint—should you wish to be a painter—you must paint.

Our education system needs to evolve to nimbly incorporate more interest-based, creative experiential learning. Until then, many families are choosing to homeschool in order to provide this kind of hands-on learning for their children, with favorable—and even extraordinary—results.

The artist is poised to explore the inner regions of his soul, and discovers himself through his creative process.

To bring art to business fuels creativity. To bring business to art stimulates personal development through integration of heart and mind.
~LeAura Alderson,

The Synthesis of Self

Ultimately, personal development is the integration of body, mind, emotions and soul into a synthesis recognized as the personality. A well-integrated personality is the goal of the best parenting and education. For adults, personality development continues through engaging in creativity, business, and the pursuit of learning, growth and self awareness.

To create, is art. To bring your creation to the world, is business. Both are creative endeavors that bring growth. Each, is a leg of your stride to success, both needed for a full step forward.
~LeAura Alderson,

The Artist Entrepreneur

So if you’re an entrepreneur, don’t neglect to incorporate beauty and artistry into your endeavor. If you’re an artist, don’t forget to include business in your endeavor.

The “personality integration” of your business includes both, art and entrepreneurship. Artist entrepreneurs employ both and in the process, reach personal development goals unimagined; , and in ways you can never get from just a book, conference or course.

It is in the doing that the way becomes more clear.  ~LeAura Alderson


Growing Through Doing

In an awesome interview with successful fantasy fiction author, Joshua Robertson, for the iCreateDaily Podcast, which we’ve linked here, Joshua said:

We should always do more and expand beyond our comfort zone to truly discover who we are.
~Joshua Robertson, Fantasy fiction author, entrepreneur, LMSW

Personal development is the effect of a life well lived. In creating, connecting, cultivating and contributing, we are developing more fully into ourSelves.

If you enjoy the more meditative and esoteric perspectives, you may also enjoy more on this topic on our sister site,

For some reason… “Master Yoda” just inserted his voice in my head on this one. Funny how insidious that little guy has become in our culture! May your work grow to become ubiquitous too!

Master Yoda would say it as:
Do. Find yourself you will.
~LeAura Alderson,

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