Too often, people seek out personal growth and development from external sources, looking toward others to help them achieve a better state of being. However, what they need to do is look within themselves.
Your well-being, mental or otherwise, cannot depend upon another person. While we are to love our fellow Earth Citizens, we are ultimately individuals who are solely defined by little more than our own actions.
So, what does this mean when developing your personal growth plan? Well, mostly it dictates that you will require some introspection, and not just in the beginning. Discovering yourself can be done through meditation, writing in a journal or practicing mind-body exercises like yoga or tai chi. These activities can help you clear your head and define what it is you want out of life.
Once you have done this, you will likely feel better prepared to embark on your journey toward betterment, even if it means going it alone. In fact, being a self-sustaining individual may help you serve as a source of inspiration and enlightenment for others.