People often ask me what is personal development. Simple, it’s merely the exercise of becoming a better person on all levels.
For most, this is some vague idea that each day they are just getting gooder. Unfortunately, human nature as it is, by default, people become more selfish, more manipulative, more deceitful as experience and knowledge makes it easier to pursue our own advantage and agenda while convincing ourselves otherwise.
To truly engage in positive personal development, we have to specifically plan. We look at the basic areas of our lives, and we set a goal or destination. That goal is then used to filter our daily choices and behavior. The major areas of life are:
Do you have goals in these areas? Do you know what you want to achieve or become? Have you ever thought about it? Do you really honestly even care? You don’t have to, there’s no law that says you do. However, don’t think you are improving if you simply wake up every day and react to life. You can’t engage in personal development without specific reason or long term vision.
I’m building a simple online application that I’m going to launch soon that will allow you to track long term and short term objectives in these areas. Very simple, very easy to use. And free.
I’ll let you know when it is ready… soon.
What are your questions about goals, personal development and having a long term vision about life?