Don’t just fill your mind with facts. It’s one thing to learn the steps to a process, and entirely another to feel them as they become integrated into your being. An idea must sit in your mind and undergo digestion and analytical thought before you can benefit fully from the information you have taken in.
Journal every day about what you have accomplished that day. Include even those things you do every day such as reading to your children, cooking the family meal, working a couple hours overtime or doing your budget. When you see your accomplishments you are motivated to continue working hard on personal development.
Never allow a bully to strip you of your dignity. Do not let their opinion shape your self-image. Shrug it off and focus on your positive traits. However, when bothered by negative personal comments from associates, look honestly at what could be a valid corrective criticism and evaluate its worth. If the criticism is valid, accept it; if it’s not valid let it go.
Replace negative thoughts with ones that are more positive or balanced. Keep a journal of negative thoughts and what triggers them. When you are in a better mood, go over your journal and see if the negative thoughts you had were necessary and how you can change the way you viewed them at the time.
Be sure to take the time to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments. Make a big deal out of reaching the smallest goal that you have set for yourself. You deserve to be rewarded for the hard work and sacrifices that you have made to reach these goals. Make it a candy bar or a bowl of ice cream, whatever you find to be your favorite treat.
With personal development, make sure that you focus more on what you are already good at and improve this to its maximum potential. This is important because you can push forward and improve yourself instead of not making any progress and dwelling on what holds you back. Do not forget your weaknesses, just do not let them drag you down.
A decision avoided is an opportunity missed when it comes to personal development. You should not avoid decision making, even if you feel that you do not have all the information. Good instincts are the result of successful decisions. Bad decisions have value though because they are experiences that teach lessons. Making a bad decision helps you make a better decision next time.
If we truly desire to change, we must depend on ourselves to effect that change. Indeed, we have to make deliberate and calculated efforts to insure it. Anything less only assures our failure. The steps delineated above pave the way towards change. It is up to us to follow that pavement.
When deciding on personal matters it is very important to take the time and effort in choosing the best possible option. It is easy to overlook things by making an impulsive decision. A single mistake can turn out to be a huge disaster in the long run if the situation is not assessed properly.
Personal development can take place through uncovering your talents and strengths. If there is something you’re good at, take the time to pursue it by taking some classes or instruction. Investing in yourself by becoming better at something can make you feel better, therefore, allowing other aspects of your life to flourish.