Here’s a Brief Overview
Personal Development, means different things to different people. Ultimately personal development is about focusing your attention on developing or refining your skills, abilities, attitude, and awareness for personal goal. As a category Personal development covers various areas of human activity and can be applied to business and financial growth. Socially Personal development can be applied to improving social relationship, with friend’s family or colleagues, partners, employees.
Personal Development in a Nut shell
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own personal development.
To sum up personal development in a sentence, you can say personal development is about identifying challenges, finding solutions and integrating the answers or right course of action or behaviour into your daily life or business. Personal development is about making effective change in 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 can ultimately achieve.” Les Brown
Value oriented aspects
Many of the value oriented aspects of personal development boarders the realm’s of spirituality were the individuals attention maybe focused on developing better social and environmentally relationships, achieving personal self mastery’s over ones actions, as in behavioural changes or over coming limitations, at this level, persistence, inquisitiveness, study and self discipline are common themes. Professionally personal development may include such themes as personal mastery and communication, developing leadership skills etc.
In general personal development is about a cultivating a progressive attitude, studying/learning and 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 made significant growth, personally or in business.
Success leaves clues.
The early founders of the modern day form of personal development have studied and catalogued the process of success and achievement. They have made considerable progress in documenting the process of personal success as a science. Napoleon Hill is arguably the forefather of modern day personal development. He laid the foundations for our current generation of researchers, practitioner and coaches, such as the superstar Anthony Robbins
The following are some of the general themes in Personal Development
Developing or renewing identity
Fulfilling aspirations/Realizing dreams
Developing motivation – inspiration
Enhancing lifestyle or the quality of life
Improving your employability
Identifying and investing in ones potential
Developing strengths or talents
Personal and professional mastery – Learning techniques or methods to gain
Control of one’s life
Developing personal development plans
Increasing awareness or defining of one’s chosen lifestyle
Integrating social identity with self-identification
Increasing awareness or defining of one’s priorities
Increasing awareness or defining of one’s values
Increasing awareness or defining of one’s ethics
Strategies and realizing dreams, aspirations, career and lifestyle priorities
Developing personal discipline
Personal development goal/ material attainment
Developing professional potential