The key to personal fulfilment in life is your learning and personal development. Life is all about growing and in life “if you’re not growing, then you’re dying”. Significant growth is achieved through goal setting. Successful people are always looking ahead and planning their next steps. Stimulating your mind and growing in yourself will stretch you and enable you to achieve things that perhaps you thought you weren’t capable of. Here are the top ten inspiring ways to develop yourself to reach personal fulfilment.
1. Live your Passion
Are you living your life’s passion? You may ask yourself “what does that even mean?” Well if this is your first response then the answer is probably “no”. Living your life doing what you’re really passionate about can completely change your life… Read More
2. Define your Goals
Be clear on what your goals are for the short, medium and long term. “Where do you want to be in 5 years’ time?” is a common question asked in interviews and during annual reviews and it’s an important question which you should ask yourself… Read More
3. Plan for Success
Once you have identified your goals, you need to make a plan to determine how want your life to be and how you’re going to get there. Create a step by step action plan and think of the resources you need, timescales and what it will take to get there… Read More
4. Role Model and Coach
The next step to take is to find someone who is in the position you want to be in and then model them. Look for excellent role models who have achieved what you want to achieve and ask what did they do to get there? You don’t need to reinvent the wheel because someone has more than likely done what you want or they are where you want to be already… Read More
5. Take Creative Action and Prioritise
Nothing will ever happen without you doing something about it. All the ideas in the world are meaningless without action. Decide which actions you need to take for each goal you have – this is your opportunity to be creative; you can shape the journey to reach your goals. What is important for you to do first? For example you might need to research courses which you need to enrol on before you can even think about starting to study. Keep on taking action and don’t give up until you reach your goal.
6. Focus on your Strengths; Delegate your Weaknesses
To optimise your time, identify your strengths and weaknesses, focus on your strengths and delegate your weaknesses. Your weaknesses are things you are not good at so you will find yourself procrastinating and putting things off and probably never getting them done, or if you do, you’ll end up doing it badly… Read More
7. Visualisation Techniques
Use visualisation techniques to help you to see yourself in the place you want to be. Visualisation is not just for relaxation; it can take your mind a step further to realising your goal. Once your mind is visualising then it will be working for you by using your Reticular Activating System which enables your brain to take notice of the things you need in life to get you there… Read More
8. Celebrate your Achievements
Life is about the journey and not just the destination. Reward yourself for the small goals you reach on the way and in this way you become conditioned for success
9. Keep Positive
You will encounter challenges along the way; it’s the way you deal with them that shows your strength of character and you will build your resilience to enable you to achieve what you may have thought was not possible. Not everything in life comes easy; just remember that often it’s those times when you are the most challenged that you grow the most
Continue to grow by repeating these steps when you feel it is necessary. Feel free to modify your plans if you need to; nothing is set in stone and any changes to your plan will only help to enrich your experience. You may find that you may need to alter your plan along the way if you find obstacles which impacts your approach. Although you may initially be disheartened, you should think to yourself “there is no such thing as failure, only feedback”. As long as you keep going you will never fail. If you keep your end goal in mind and your reasons for getting there are big enough to keep you motivated, then you will eventually achieve it and the rewards are even greater with a true sense of achievement and growth.
Goal setting is the key to ensuring you undertake work which suits your character, brings meaning, develops you and helps you to progress in life with a passion. Some people think that spending time thinking about personal development is a waste of time; but in fact it’s key to your progression. Competencies are the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to develop to enable you to grow so it’s important that you focus on improving these. Having a new challenge can make the difference between staying in a job which keeps you interested and wanting to leave out of sheer boredom. This applies if you’re employed, self employed, and all levels-from starting out to well seasoned and skilled professionals, experts, managers and directors. Follow these inspiring steps so that you can live the life you love and be the authentic you.
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