Creating Your Personal Development Plan
In order to create your personal development plan, you need to start focusing on what matters.
We spend money we don’t have on things we don’t want to impress people we don’t like. Do you ever focus on you?
There are three things that you can focus on that are important for planning your personal development:
Creating a personal development plan will only be possible if you consciously work on it. One of the most common flaws in the average person is their lack of productivity.
We may find ourselves living hectic lives due to being stuck in a 9-5 job with bills to pay and errands to run on a daily basis, but a busy life does not indicate a productive life.
Moreover, the plague of laziness is linked to the inability to stay motivated.
We as humans are always subconsciously looking for a way to operate at the bare minimum where we are required to use as little effort as possible. It is this lack of motivation that leads to an unproductive life.
It is a test of your self-awareness.
To solve this dilemma of improving your self-awareness that so many of us face, you must first look at your life objectively. Why am I not as productive as I should be?
This is a difficult question, yet, the answer is so simple that it is often overlooked. Self-acceptance. Look yourself in the mirror.
The individual looking back at you is all you are, it is all you’ve ever been and it is all you will ever be. Embrace it.
Today’s mainstream media places so much emphasis on physical appearance that we are always comparing ourselves with others. Kurt Cobain once said that ‘wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are’.
Once we can look ourselves in the eyes and promise to commit to being the best possible version of ourselves, we are on the road to living a fulfilling life. This is a key element for a successful personal development plan.
You must practice self-recognition from an early age to truly master your own mind.
It is such a struggle to define human self-awareness and identity that once we’ve come to terms with who we are and we have accepted it, it is vital that we focus on remaining grateful.
Being self-aware means being grateful for winning the lottery that is being born as a human being in the 21st century.
It is so often that we focus on those with more than us. We focus on that which we do not have. Yet, if we simply focused on what we did have and how lucky we are compared to some people, the world would appear in a much more optimistic light.
Gratitude for what you already have will go hand-in-hand with your personal development goals. Building self-confidence is easy when you are grateful for everything you’ve got.
YOU ARE ALIVE.
Stop taking that for granted.
It is the process of revolving our thoughts around self-acceptance and eternal gratitude that clears the cobwebs from our brain and allows us to put our energy into pulling the pants off of life, rather than remaining bitter and letting life pull the pants off of us.
These 3 steps will help you to map your actions towards shifting your focus towards mindfulness, remaining present and not forgetting to live our lives.
If you don’t have a personal development plan, start one today. Keep these three concepts in mind and focus on adopting the 1% principle.
You will succeed.
SJB & GQ.