Personal development is more than just working on talents you already have: it’s about growing, becoming more aware, developing every aspect of your life be it spiritual,Emotional, social, physical, mental growth and gaining valuable abilities that you can use to make an impact in this world. if you are not growing ,you are dying. If you’re not learning new skills and working on yourself as a person, life can get boring.
- It assists you in creating your goals
Knowing and understanding yourself better and knowing your life’s purpose leads to better decision making. Setting and reaching appropriate goals and living more productively altogether. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. Setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. Dream about the big picture. Don’t hold yourself back and dream big! Bigger! Than break that picture down in smaller and more specific goals. Make each goal a positive statement. Set priorities. Keep track of your progress and celebrate your successes!
- You will build better relationships
Have you ever felt like you always attract a certain type of person? The same kinds of people seem to present themselves to you all the time. They may have different faces and different names, but in the end the same themes are always there. And when they come, do you think that you need to change them, you need to fix them? But it’s not about fixing them, it is all about fixing you. The better you understand yourself the better you understand others and the more your relationships will flourish. Creating a loving and accepting relationship with yourself first, allows you to look deeper into what you believe about yourself. Relationships are like mirrors, when you have a loving relationship with yourself, the reflection will always be the strong, healthy, loving relationships you deserve .you will be more approachable, and with more opportunities faster than you can blink an eye. Always be connecting because growing your network means more than finding new people who can help you get where you want to go. Your network is your lifeline. It’s your relationships, your opportunities, and a support system that you can fall back on when times are tough.
- You’ll gain confidence.
The more skills you have, the more confident you’ll become. You’ll have more to talk about when you meet others, and you’ll become more certain of your own abilities and strengths. Own your greatness and live the exciting life that you deserve.
- You’ll learn new things and grow as a person.
Personal development should be something you take on for yourself. It’s more than just an investment in your career, it’s an investment in your growth, awareness, and identity. Every time I attend a training, I always get new ideas and inspiration.
- You’ll gain marketable skills.
Some great skills for you to learn regardless of your industry: photoshop, HTML, WordPress, Adwords, and advanced Excel. Other soft skills you gain by investing in personal development include communication, management, presentation, decision making skills etc. They stand out to employers and could separate you from the hundreds of other candidates.
- You’ll be seen as someone who takes initiative and curious to make things better.
Though it shouldn’t be the primary reason why you engage in personal development, a lot of the courses, classes, and conferences you attend can be translated into experience on your resume. A well-rounded candidate has more than experience in their industry – they excel because they can draw on perspectives and learning that they have gained while developing themselves.
Top tips for finding relevant and interesting events: visit www.eventbrite.com. Look for conferences, courses, workshops, and seminars that fit your interests, then take a leap and sign up! Or ask your friends and colleagues for recommendations. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
What courses/ programs/ training have you taken that transformed your life? What do you recommend and why? What is one new training you are committed to taking? Share in the comments section below.