Life is all about choice. You can choose to continue living the way you are or you can choose to change your life to live the way you want to live.
Too often, people are ensnared by the status quo. They start to believe that it is alright to settle with the cards you have been dealt rather than trading them in for a new hand.
I hope you are not one of those people.
If you are reading this, that means that you are interested in improving your life through personal self-development and increased self-awareness.
Or maybe you have stumbled across this article and continue to read because you are perusing the internet, wasting time, and filling the void of boredom in your life.
Whichever the case, I hope you will perk up, PAY ATTENTION, and discover a new method of living through intentional planning and consistent action.
I’m not going to go into the psychology behind the human need for personal development. That would be a whole other article (maybe I’ll divulge later). If you want to find out about the psychology behind human nature and personal improvement, google “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”. For now, let’s keep it simple.
What Is A Personal Development Plan?
A personal development plan is a way you can grow as a person through education, social status, financial health, etc.
There are many different places within your life that you can improve upon. Click here to go into a few of them in detail.
Why Do You Need A Personal Development Plan?
If you are happy with the life you have and don’t want to change a thing, then a personal development plan is not right for you.
However, if you are like the other millions of people out there who feel that they were meant for something more than what they currently are, then keep reading. This post was meant for you.
No one’s life is perfect unless you’re Bill Gates (but I bet he has his stressors too!)
We are all given the same amount of time in a day.
You have the same number of minutes in a day as I do, or as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Michelle Obama, and everyone else who has already reached their success.
So why aren’t you as successful as others.
It could be that you haven’t found your calling or that you haven’t figured out how to focus on your interests and turn them into your career.
Whatever the case, each day is a new day to make a difference.
You can continue to sit here and read this post (which I hope you do because let’s face it, this is my calling and I put a lot of hard into this for you to read) or you can start working on improving yourself and finding what it is that you were meant to.
Action is the key to success.
Taking the first step isn’t the hardest part. The hardest part is taking each consecutive step afterward.
How Do You Start To Develop Your Own Plan?
There are different methods you can use to create your development plan.
For me, I find the bullet journal method is the easiest and most convenient way of tracking and planning my time.
If you don’t know what a bullet journal is, >> (opens in a new tab)”>click here>>>
The bullet journal method is a book written by Ryder Carroll. The theme behind the book is to live intentionally. Check out a FREE preview below.
Bullet journaling has changed my life forever. I wake up with a clarity of mind and a focus on my goals. Tasks are broken down throughout the week into manageable lists that I can execute without working myself into the dirt.
If you are interested in using a bullet journal to recreate yourself and reach your goals, check out the posts below.
- Bullet Journal Series: Journaling Through the Year (My Self Development Plan)
- Bullet Journal Series: How To Create A Bullet Journal
- Bullet Journal Series: Bullet Journal Spreads You Need To Include In Your Bullet Journal
- Bullet Journal Series: 5 Habits of Successful Journaling
Self Development Through Continuous Education
The internet has modernized the world. You can find videos and articles on just about everything.
You cannot improve yourself without continually learning new methods and new skills.
I have compiled a short list of self-development blogs that I follow on a consistent basis. These bloggers are living proof that it is possible to make a living by doing what you love.
Before you continue, I would like to ask you to please share this article. A lot of hard work goes into each of my posts. Helping others grow by sharing my passion and my experiences is my way of living a fulfilling life.
Whether you are looking for development goals, development plans, personal development templates and/or development goals for work and/or home, the blogs listed below have everything you need to get started.
Top Self Development Blogs
Think Simple Now is a community of people sharing their stories to help others, just like you, with their personal growth.
Good Life Zen is hosted by Mary Jaksch, published author and psychotherapist. Her blog focuses on personal growth throughout the diverse areas of your life. Financial, relationship, work, and home, Mary reaches each platform and provides great inspiration for self-awareness and personal growth.
Pick the Brain is a website that focuses on productivity, motivation, and self-education. This site discusses a wide array of topics that can help to motivate you to take action and change your life for the better.
Tiny Buddha focuses on simple pearls of wisdom to apply to your life. Life is complex and often times you don’t know where to turn to look for solutions to your problems. This website offers words to reflect upon that will lead you toward enlightenment and finding the answers to life’s problems.
Addicted2Success is a website focusing on self-development through the use of motivational videos, interviews, coaching sessions, and stories from inspirational people from all over the world.
James Clear focuses on how to break the bad habits that are polluting your life and develop good habits to nurture your way of living.
The list could go on and on but here are some of the best sites to get you started.
A Few Tips For Personal Development From My Own Experiences
Developing yourself is a long, continuous process. It never ends. There is always something new to learn or some part of your life you will want to improve.
As I mentioned above, using a bullet journal has changed my life forever. Along with my bullet journal, I use the morning pages.
Waking up with a focused mind and daily plan of action has helped me to be more productive in my life, brought me closer to God, improved my relationship with my husband and helped me to connect to my two tweens.
If you want to improve your life, start by setting up a daily routine. The first thing in the morning that you should do is reflect upon yourself and plan out your day.
Intentional living is all about taking the time to plan and executing your plan on a consistent basis.
If you know of other lifestyle blogs that I need to add to this post, please comment below.
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