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Your Personal Development Plan In 5 Steps

Jan 24, 2008
In today's busy world, personal development of one sort or another has become very popular for everything from career improvement to losing weight to public speaking.

While the methods and tools used to achieve the desired personal development outcome may vary from high priced seminars to moderately priced books, there are a number of simple steps that can be used to get you started on the right path to reach your own personal development goal, such as:

1) Identify the Cause The best starting point for a self-development plan is to identify how you arrived in the position you're in right now. As an example, if your own personal development goal involves weight loss then you should have a look at the lifestyle factors that have led to your weight problem. Commit to paper all the reasons you can think of for your problem and then try to come up with a list of achievable solutions that will get you to your desired goal.

2) Goal Setting You must have a clear goal in mind if your are to achieve any kind of personal development. You must be totally honest with yourself when it comes to determining exactly what you want to achieve. It will be very difficult to successfully attain something you are not very clear about.

3) Make a Plan Once you have decided on your goal then formulate a plan that details the steps you will take to reach your goal. Use the details you uncovered when identifying the cause of the problem and expand on these to incorporate as much detail as possible on how you can achieve your personal development goal.

4) Focus and Commitment Now you've decided on your goal and made a plan as to how you're going to achieve it you must promise yourself that you will stay focussed and committed until your goal comes to fruition. Working on your plan daily is the best policy and you should ensure that you do not allow distractions to deflect you from this purpose. Daily practice will be habit-forming, and once it becomes habit it will become easier.

5) Look for Inspiration Try to find some role models to insire you. If you can find some others who have achieved similar goals to the ones you aspire to. If you can't find any individuals to insire you, you can get inspiration from books, seminars or DVDs.

You will get the best overall results if you make continuous personal development a part of your life.

If you apply the steps listed above you will find that every little achievement will serve to bolster your confidence and this increase in confidence will be carried forward into all areas of your life to positive effect.
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