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A Brief Overview About Personal Development


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A Brief Overview About Personal Development

  1. 1. ==== ====Expand Your Personal Development And Achieve Your Personal Goals! Do Yourself A Big FavorAnd Claim Over $4,000 In Free Self Growth Goodies! ====Heres a Brief OverviewPersonal Development, means different things to different people. Ultimately personaldevelopment is about focusing your attention on developing or refining your skills, abilities,attitude, and awareness for personal goal. As a category Personal development covers variousareas of human activity and can be applied to business and financial growth. Socially Personaldevelopment can be applied to improving social relationship, with friends family or colleagues,partners, employees.Personal Development in a Nut shellIf you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become aworthwhile person in your own personal development.Brian TracyTo sum up personal development in a sentence, you can say personal development is aboutidentifying challenges, finding solutions and integrating the answers or right course of action orbehaviour into your daily life or business. Personal development is about making effective changein yourself or company procedures to better deal with the environment."Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you canultimately achieve." Les BrownValue oriented aspectsMany of the value oriented aspects of personal development boarders the realms of spiritualitywere the individuals attention maybe focused on developing better social and environmentallyrelationships, achieving personal self masterys over ones actions, as in behavioural changes orover coming limitations, at this level, persistence, inquisitiveness, study and self discipline arecommon themes. Professionally personal development may include such themes as personalmastery and communication, developing leadership skills etc.In general personal development is about a cultivating a progressive attitude, studying/learningand applying appropriate success formulas or principles, whether as companies or individual.Much of the study of person development comes from the researching of people who have madesignificant growth, personally or in business.Success leaves clues.
  2. 2. The early founders of the modern day form of personal development have studied and cataloguedthe process of success and achievement. They have made considerable progress in documentingthe process of personal success as a science. Napoleon Hill is arguably the forefather of modernday personal development. He laid the foundations for our current generation of researchers,practitioner and coaches, such as the superstar Anthony RobbinsThe following are some of the general themes in Personal DevelopmentDeveloping or renewing identityFulfilling aspirations/Realizing dreamsBehavioural change/conditioningDeveloping motivation - inspirationImproving self-awarenessEnhancing lifestyle or the quality of lifeImproving your employabilityIdentifying and investing in ones potentialFinancial developmentDeveloping strengths or talentsPersonal and professional mastery - Learning techniques or methods to gainControl of ones lifeEntrepreneurialImproving self-knowledgeDeveloping personal development plansIncreasing awareness or defining of ones chosen lifestyleIntegrating social identity with self-identificationIncreasing awareness or defining of ones prioritiesDeveloping purposeIncreasing awareness or defining of ones valuesDeveloping purposeLoveIncreasing awareness or defining of ones ethicsStrategies and realizing dreams, aspirations, career and lifestyle prioritiesDeveloping personal disciplinePersonal development goal/ material attainmentDeveloping professional potentialDeveloping talentsDeveloping integrityGoal settingDeveloping individual competenciesBecoming more caringHow to learn from experienceTime managementDeveloping mature interpersonal relationshipsEstablishing identityImproving the quality of lifestyle (in such areas as health, wealth, culture,family, friends and communities)Learning techniques or methods to expand awarenessDeveloping competenceAchieving autonomy and interdependence
  3. 3. Self masteryManaging emotionsLearning techniques or methods to achieve wisdomCommunication skillsPersonal development philosophically practicePersonal development may also be applied to the following disciplines, either in practicemetaphorically or philosophicallyYogaMeditationQi gongJugglingMartial artsThe altruistic aspects of personal developmentSome of the more altruistic elements of personal development have Parallels with some of theworlds spiritual tradition. A good example would be, The Eightfold Path of Buddhism which focuson the development of skills such as:Right ViewRight IntentionRight SpeechRight ActionRight LivelihoodRight EffortRight MindfulnessRight ConcentrationCheck out the ParallelsRight View this can be a likened to, open mindedness, beliefs, continual learning of techniques ormethods to expand awareness, thoughtfulness.Right Intention this can be a likened to defining of ones values or the effort to develop mutuallybeneficial relationships for the general and greater good.Right Intentions form a personal development point of view this can be seen as increasing yourawareness of your actions and adjusting them for the greater good.Right Speech, from a personal development view this would be Communication skills.Communications skills may also include your internal dialogue as in positive speech.Right Action, this can be seen as exercising consideration, personal integrity, exercising wisdom.Right Livelihood, this would have a relation to lifestyle as Im enhancing ones quality of life,career, and working in an ethical line of employment etc.Right Effort, this would relate to discipline commitmentdetermination persistence.
  4. 4. Right Mindfulness, can be a likened to thoughtfulness consideration...... And finallyRight Concentration, can be a likened to clarity, focus, exercising discipline of thoughts.So where do you start? And what does it take?Define an area of life you would like to work on...1 create a vision2 make a plan3 action your planCommit to daily actions targeted towards changeFind a system or programme to facilitate your growth, in some cases this may mean reading therelated material, books, websites blogs, in other cases this my mean joining the related clubs ortaking courses etc. The main point is to develop a self image complementary to your goal/vision.Their are no instant solutions, quick fixes or magic formulas to personal development - personalgrowth other then an awareness for the need for personal growth and the desire to grow. Grantedthat the two above conditions are meet - an awareness of the need for personal growth - and thedesire to grow, you will be able to find success with the following tools:Commitment,Discipline,persistenceinquisitivenessThese tools will make a nice starter in your chosen area of personal development/growth.The Creative Power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention."Wallace Delois WattlesHere are two typical examples of a personal development exercise:Example oneRenewing self imagesFirst in order to realise success in you chosen area of personal development / growth. You need todo two things invest some time to identify and define an area you would like to develop ie youwant a promotionDeveloping an image of yourself in your finish or ideal state/position -What youre going to look likeHow are you going to feel?
  5. 5. How will you be acting?Develop youre new self image dailyExample twoThe following is an extract from Napoleon hill think and grow rich, Hill is describing the six stepsneeded to develop what he calls the burning desire needed to drive a person to theaccomplishment of their goals. In this example the steps relate to money but with creative editingthis formula can be applied to any area of goal attainment."First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say, "Iwant plenty of money." Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason fordefiniteness, which will be described in a subsequent chapter). See book Think and grow richnapoleon HillSecond. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is nosuch reality as "something for nothing.)Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.Fourth. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you areready or not to put this plan into action.Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name thetime limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describeclearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and onceafter arising in the morning.Napoleon Hills 13 Success Principles are;Desire, Faith, Auto-Suggestion, Specialized Knowledge, Imagination, Organised Planning,Decision, Persistence, the Master Mind, Transmutation, the Subconscious Mind, the Brain and theSixth SenseThink and grow rich by Napoleon Hill is a must have work -Think and grow rich is over flowing withvaluable knowledgeAll that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thougths."
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