This century, we seek the freedom of our decisions. Personal Development is one of the key aspects of that freedom.
Millennials anticipate constant personal development trying to best fit in their position. However, there are plenty of sources that are distracting them. As a result, their behavior varies with time.
Even if we know the benefits of personal development are great, then why don’t we focus on it?
These traits threaten the future of Millennials as it causes their potential to remain untapped.
- Impatient and Easily Distracted
- Social Media and Pornography Addiction
- Peer Pressure
- Breakage of Trust Bond
1. Impatient and Easily Distracted
Impatience is one of the major problems that the Millennials are currently facing.
Why are Millenials not able to sustain in a particular field for a long time? Why do they want to see the changes quickly?
This may sound simple, but, this remains a big concern. In the modern era, we are surrounded by electronic gadgets everywhere we see. These have been the primary distraction tool. This bounds us to diversify our way of thinking wastefully.
The tasks accomplished in such times give distorted results. It’s only possible to understand it when we see the issues from all dimensions.
When I turn on my laptop for a particular reason, I rarely use it for the reason for which I initially opened. Rather, I give myself to the internet. It’s only after some time does I realize I had turned on my laptop for my work.
When we confront difficulties, we give up without even showing any resistance. It shows our intolerance in overcoming barriers.
During this Coronavirus Lockdown, I’m learning Python. Every time I make an error while working in it, I give up without giving second thoughts to it. I turn into something relaxing, such as watching comedy videos on YouTube or using social media.
To come out of this problem, I use the rule I created for myself, which I call ‘Complete After Starting Any Task’.
First of all, I write the rules and make them in the most visible place. I go through my to-do-list for the day and prepare the time block.
As per RescueTime:blog, Time blocking – is the practice of planning out every moment of your day in advance and dedicating specific time “blocks” for certain tasks and responsibilities. While a standard to-do list tells you what you need to do, time blocking tells you when you’re going to do it.
After these, I assign myself to complete my tasks. Before accomplishing my day’s goal, I visualize the consequences of achieving it. By doing this, I have been able to remain productive and stay with one task at a time. This makes me feel successful.
With regards to building patience, find the purpose of your activities. Don’t hurry though! Create your own rules that bind you to stay focused. Go through your rules every day and review them consistently. Prepare the streak and fill it out every day. Seek to understand yourself. This will help you start your new day with a big smile on your face.
“Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong.”
2. Social Media and Pornography Addiction
The Internet has provided easy access to any field in this era. Even though it might not have any relevance in our life, we are still getting addicted to it.
Today, where do Millennials stay busy?
The gravity of social media is pulling them into the trap net. Our expectations rise as we use social media for a long time. As a consequence, this habit impairs our important tasks. With that, we don’t have enough time to escalate our personal skills.
Research shows that when we constantly expect likes, shares, and comments, our brain triggers the same hormone as drug addiction. Spending lots of time on social media has become a trend nowadays.
Also, it shows that about 45% of the World Population uses social media 2 hrs and 23 minutes on a daily average.
The immense use of social media raises a concern about our unwillingness to develop ourselves. This has caused cognitive and behavioral disorders among many users. As a result, relationships with our loved ones are deteriorating, causing mental illness in the long run.
Pornography is another form of addiction that most Millennials have got trapped in.
You may ask, “But how’s this relevant to our personal development?”
Well, pornography creates emotional distress and interferes with our normal activities. Moreover, as our natural behaviors change, it could result in our personality disorder.
How can we stay focused on personal development when there are lots of distractions in our growth?
Before choosing to do something, think about its consequences in the future. Find out how it becomes worse when you deeply adhere to that field.
Even more, reading the biographies of Personal Development Influencers could assist to uplift your personal goals.
As it’s often said – “As you sow, so you reap.”
So, Millennials, Act Before It’s Too late!
“Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you- it’s the cage you live in.”
3. Peer Pressure
Even though we all have 24 hours a day, many of us are unable to assign time for ourselves. Many of us go to school and some are in the job. We are busy, but not productive. This has led to dissatisfaction with our living.
Whenever we do the job that is acceptable to our peers, we experience our approval in that circle. However, that circle isn’t always the right place to fit in.
For example, when some of your peers are smoking, they want you to smoke as well. They will even urge you to smoke claiming everyone does the same.
This has a detrimental impact on personal development. We aren’t choosing to make our own decisions. Rather, our peers are forcing us to adapt as per their environment.
Sometimes, you might confront difficult times when your excuses runout. In such circumstances, what should you do?
The most important thing you should do at that time is to build up your courage to discard such a situation.
Make your own decision and visualize the consequences of accepting peers’ requests before falling for it.
“I am not in this world to live up to your expectation and you are not in this world to live up to mine.”
4. Breakage of Trust Bond
Do You Trust Yourself?
Often we say I can’t do this. This isn’t for me. This is not up to my reach.
Have you ever seen a successful person excusing himself? If you had seen, then they might not have been successful in the first place.
Millennials probe themselves with many questions that are strong enough to break trust within themselves. When we break our trust bond, we are left with nothing but doubts on our doing.
To achieve our life goals, it’s essential to develop our personal skills. Unfortunately, we are hollow within ourselves. We forget to emphasize on the developmental aspects of life with irrelevant desires.
Rather than trying to fix the problem, we give up on a single sentence – “This Is Not For Me”.
So why not make your bond of trust stronger?
When you set the purpose, you must have a strong trust. To make it happen, you could choose to achieve the smallest goal every day and grow it slowly in the upcoming days. This physical framework of the body should match the real reflection of our thoughts.
To harvest much out of life, develop trust in yourself.
“You can’t trust others unless you trust yourself.”
If you haven’t yet started, then it’s okay. I would recommend you to make personal rules for yourself – Learn From Experienced People and find the purpose of your life. In doing so, I have found a profound result in me and hope the same for you. Invest In Yourself, and find your potential to avoid distractions.
What other problems stop Millennials from achieving their dream?
Please feel free to put your thoughts in the comments!