Personal Development Plan

by Kamaljeet Saini

A good personal development plan is a journey, an ongoing process of personal growth and development. Most people who would embark on this journey would normally fall into the following three categories:

Group A: People who are unhappy with their current life situations, be it their health, their relationships, their career, their financial situation or anything else. These people feel that they are capable of better things in life but are somehow not able to create these better results that they are seeking. They feel stuck in their current reality but do not know how to move onto the next phase in their life.

Group B: These are the people who have already achieved a certain level of “success” in life but still have a deeper urge that something is missing. They want to get more out of their lives and fully realize their true God-given potential. They are looking for greater meaning and “real success” in life.

Group C: These are the people who are already on the personal development path and keep getting better and better each day, every day. They have already figured out and created their own personal development plan and are now executing it on an ongoing basis. Their happiness and success levels in life just keep getting better and better with every passing day.

If you happen to fall in group A or B, then this site is for you. I have turned this whole personal development plan into a “success blueprint” for my readers so that it is easy to understand and follow along. But before we get into the details, here is a simple personal development plan example for your quick reference. It offers a pretty higher level overview of the whole personal development process. You can even download a free personal development excel template or a free personal development pdf template by visiting these links on my site.

Having said that, any journey can be successfully completed only when you have clearly defined where you are today and where you want to go. In the personal development context, the first thing we really need to understand is “What do you really want?” and why do you want it. In other words, seek clarity of what is it that you want to create or achieve. I can safely say here that if you can get this step really clear then half of your job is already done. This is because most of the people go through their entire lives not knowing what they really want to do with their lives. They let their heads and their past circumstances dictate the results that they are getting today and somehow never live a truly happy and fulfilled life.

Once we know the source A and destination B of our journey, the next thing we will need to do is to plan the roadmap for the journey. That is, we need to clearly define what road we will be taking to get to destination B, what will be the milestones along the way, what car to drive in and so on and so forth. This is the process of goal setting and creating a vision for your success.

The next thing we will be working on is understanding and identifying your limiting beliefs and perceptions about your life and your environment. We all have limiting beliefs that hold us back from being and living our true authentic selves. Most of the times, we develop these limiting beliefs based on our mental conditioning during the growing up years. We normally receive this conditioning from our parents, friends, society and our environment. So if one has to truly live a fulfilling life, it is important to identify and move past these limiting beliefs.

Following this, we will be covering various other topics such as the over-rated concept of failure, overcoming one’s fears and limitations, developing new supportive habits, developing a healthy self esteem and confidence, learning some personal development tools and other such topics that help you to keep learning and moving forward.

Having said that, let us get started. In order to make this personal development plan easier to understand and implement, I have broken it down into individual modules. I will be calling these modules as Module 1 (or M1 in short), Module 2 (or M2 in short), M3, M4 etc…Please try to start with Module 1, then Module 2 and so on and so forth for better understanding and results. Right here in this section, we will be covering 3 modules as listed below:

M2 – Setting goals to succeed

  • What are Goals?
  • Static Goals versus Active Goals
  • How to set Goals
  • How to stay focused on your goals?

M3 – Overcoming your limiting beliefs

  • What are limiting beliefs?
  • How limiting beliefs are created?
  • How to evaluate our beliefs?
  • How to overcome our limiting beliefs?

Finally, I wish you all the luck on this exciting journey. Keep reading, keep growing and keep sharing. Needless to say, if you happen to like an article or post, please leave me a comment or two, I’d be happy to connect with you.

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