If You Want Enormous Personal Growth in 2021, Read This Now

To Hell With Self-Doubt and Procrastination

Deante L. Young
3 min readDec 27, 2020


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I love to analyze situations and try to figure out what the universe is trying to teach me.

By doing that shit all the time, I end up retaining tons of words of wisdom and life lessons from people, places and things.

Yup. All the nouns.

If you didn’t like the way you showed up in life in 2020, here are 7 things to keep in mind as you try to take your life to a new level.

I’ll be following all 7 my damn self.

1. Bring it to The Day — A very successful man told me (and dozens of people in the room) to “bring it to the day, or the day will bring it to you.” The simple translation is that we need to approach each day with purpose, intention, focus, a game plan and a proper attitude. Win the day with our energy and mindset because if we don’t, the day will bring its own agenda to us. Better to be proactive than reactive.

2. Consistency Over Intensity — So many high achievers preach relentless hustle and extreme intensity with the chasing of goals. What I have personally found to be a far more sustainable strategy is being consistent in your pursuit rather than intense. Especially if you’re not accustomed to the struggles of pursuing excellence.

3. Start With 5 Minutes Per Day — I read 19 books in just six months by starting with a 5 minutes per day habit. You’d be amazed at how much you can accomplish in 5 minutes a day as long as you are consistent and focused only on the task at hand during those 5 minutes. I upgraded to 10 minutes of reading per day, then 15. Eventually I got up to 1 hour daily, but that’s not necessary to achieve massive results. Just consistency.

4. Nobody Built Like You — “Hov, remind yourself: nobody built like you, you designed yourself,” rapped JAY-Z as he described a hypothetical conversation with The Notorious B.I.G. The term essential speaks to our own unique qualities and singularity. No one can replicate what you bring to the table. Nobody can care about your growth potential the way that you can. Nobody can possess your “why” factor like you. Own that and use it as a battle cry when shit gets tough.



Deante L. Young

Personal Development Writer | Deante Unlimited podcast, Host | Deante: Under Construction web series, Star | Deante Young Enterprises, Chief Creative Architect