When I first started learning about personal development I thought that I had to change immediately. I would listen to a speaker or a mentor who would tell me what I needed to do. Next, I would try to do everything they said right away. This meant dumping all of my old habits and becoming a new person overnight. Eventually, the result was a failure. I didn’t realize personal development is a process; the keyword is development. Change must be developed. The process of personal development takes time.
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Personal Development Is A Process
Once I realized personal development was a process it took a lot of pressure off of me. I gave myself time to develop good habits and replace my old ones. As time went by, I began to notice little differences in my life. I was in the process of personal development. Consequently, I began to feel better about myself and became more confident. Below are 10 steps I took in the process of my personal development.
- The Decision.
- Write an Action Statement.
- Set Goals.
- Write a plan.
- Time Management.
- Positive Affirmations.
- Thought Control.
Begin Your Development
You begin with your decision to change. There are many different reasons why people decide to change their lifestyle. You might have realized that your habits are leading you down a path of destruction. Deciding to develop healthier habits will lead you to a happier lifestyle.
Unfortunately just making a decision is not enough. Most people who begin the process of personal development fail. The main reason is they didn’t commit. 75% of your success will be due to your commitment to your decision. Commitment means you will give your personal development time. You will not quit when you hit your first obstacle.
Writing an action statement is a key component in the process. First, write down what you are going to do. Second, why do you want to do it? Your WHY is a key element. Third, what are you going to give up, sleep, TV, social media, etc? No one gets something for nothing. Finally, when do you want it? Set a realistic date of when you want to obtain your desire.
Set goals and write them down. Make sure you have long-term goals, intermediate goals, and short-term or weekly goals. Your goals will keep you on track and you can monitor your progress. Write a plan on how you’re going to accomplish your goals. Don’t worry about the details. Your goals will lead you to discover how to accomplish them.
Manage your time. You have 1440 minutes every day. Set aside some time daily, once in the morning and once before you go to sleep, for you. Use this time to relax, journal, meditate and speak your action statement out loud.
Speak positive affirmations every day. Write down several affirmations that are tailored to you and the person you want to become. Speak these out loud as many times as you can a day. Visualization and verbalization are important in the process of personal development. Through these techniques, you will change your paradigm.
Begin to control your thoughts. Your brain is putting out thoughts constantly, both positive and negative. Pay attention to your thoughts and change any negative thought to a positive one. Your thoughts will become your reality. See yourself as the person you want to become in the future. When you’re visualizing your future life make sure that it feels normal to you.
As you go through the process of personal development you will begin to develop belief. In the beginning, you might not believe that you can change. As you continue to go through the process your belief will become stronger. The more you speak your positive affirmations and visualize your future as if it is now the greater your belief will become.
Ultimately, your belief will turn into faith. Faith is the final step in the process because once you have faith you can never be stopped. If you experience failure, faith will help you begin again. Obstacles will become smaller and just a nuisance. Once you develop faith you will feel a calmness because you know you will succeed. It’s just a matter of time.
When you make your decision to change remember that personal development is a process. This process doesn’t happen immediately but occurs over time. Commit to your decision and you will begin to see positive changes in your personal development. Eventually, you will succeed and become the person you are meant to be.
21 thoughts on “The Process Of Personal Development”
Amazing and helpful post😊
Thank you, Shreya. I appreciate your kind words. I hope all is well with you. Scott
Thank you ☺️
I am totally fine, what about you?
I am doing great, thank you 🙏
Very informative and encouraging.
Thank you for your wonderful comments. I appreciate your feedback. I hope all is well with you. Scott
💜 Great Advice EveryOne; it’s Well Worth Taking as it’s ALL from Direct Experience
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Yes, this absolutely true!
I love where belief fell in on your list.
Some would think to start with belief but belief is built and other steps being you to believe!
Thank you for reading and your insightful comments. I appreciate it. Take care. Scott
Lots of good tips here. Thank you…
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I can’t deny it, these are the exact steps I took for self-improvement you barely know me🙂. But most importantly, I think this should come after you’ve decided to start over your life.https://tipspoa.com/life-skills/its-time-to-start-your-life-over/
Commitment to change. Perseverance to stick at it. Awareness to realise when things are going well and when they are not. To step back, recalibrate, and continue forward towards those goals.
That sums it up precisely. Thank you for commenting. I always appreciate your feedback.
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Absolute truth. I love this post!
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