“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” ~ John C. Maxwell
Personal development has become increasingly popular in today’s hectic world for everything from career improvement and weight loss to public speaking. While the methods and tools used to achieve the desired personal development goals may vary from high priced seminars to moderately priced books and CD’s, there are a number of basic steps that can be taken to get you started on the right path to help you achieve success..
Identify the Cause
A good starting point with personal development is to look at how you got to where you are right now. For example, if your area of personal improvement relates to parenting,then look at what factors contributed to your issues to start with. Write down a detailed list of what you think contributed to the problem and then analyze how you can change each factor to get the result you desire.
It is essential to have a clear goal in mind to achieve your own individual personal development requirements. Ask yourself exactly what it is that you wish to achieve and the more defined and clear your goal the more chance you will have of successfully reaching that goal.
Make a Plan
Once you have decided on your goal..formulate an action plan that details the steps you will take to reach your goal. Use the details you discovered when identifying the cause of the problem. Then, expand on these to include as much detail as possible on how you can achieve your personal development objective.
Focus and Commitment
Once you know your goal and have formulated your plan.. you need to focus on your goal and commit to the plan if you want to reach your desired results.
Set aside a certain amount of time each day to work on your plan and do not allow yourself to be distracted by daily events and follow through with your plan. Once you learn to work on your plan each day,it will become a habit and it will become much easier for you to accomplish.
Look for Inspiration
One of the best things you can do is to look for inspiration from friends, family or Associates that have faced and overcome the same personal development challenges. This WILL benefit you greatly. You can also receive tips and advice in the form of books, seminars, or courses.
Listen to the amazing John Maxwell as he speaks about “Increasing Your Personal Growth Environment” in the video below..
Personal development and self improvement is about identifying areas of your life that you would like to change for the better. You must have an attitude of continual self-improvement. No matter which area of your life you are determined to improve, if you follow the steps outlined above and commit to the plan.. you WILL be assured of achieving your goals.
Every time you overcome a challenge and succeed, you will gain the confidence you need to achieve new personal development goals. Plus, each time it will be quicker and easier.
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