Four Key Things That Make Your Plan Work
your personal development plan work, instead of just being
pushed back into a drawer, takes certain elements that are key to
Let's take a peek at those four key elements.
you're researching a personal development plan (also called as "PD
Plan," "self development plan, or "life plan"), you must want
achieve something in your life.
question is, “Are you willing to go to great lengths to
accomplish that special 'something?'”
the answer is yes, then your first logical step toward your prize is to
develop a self development plan. There are many benefits
to doing a plan. One
is that by having a plan,
know where you're headed...
Which leads to more
success simply because you're focused.
exactly is this plan that everyone's talking about?
personal development plan is basically a set of guidelines that you
follow to reach your goals in life...
step-by-step process that guides you towards achieving a personal goal.
This goal could fall under any area of your life, such as finances,
career, physical, emotional, mental, relational or spiritual pursuits.
role of this plan is to help you identify and envision achieving your
personal goals in these areas through a systematic, step-by-step way
that gets you to the finish line rather than
using a workbook is an easy way to get started with your personal
development plan. So, I've put together a Free
Life Plan Workbook for you.
here to download.
combine your personal development
plan with positive thinking, you'll get a big boost in self-confidence
and power to accomplish everything you've included in your master plan.
with positive thinking, you'll be training your body and mind to
“know for certain” that your outcome will be
Staying positive throughout this
process helps ensure success in your development plan.
plan simple. A good PD
plan sample leads
you to keeping it simple.
Simplicity is key to
And when you avoid overwhelm,
it's easy to put one foot right in front of the other foot...
simple step at a time.
having a positive mindset as you go through your personal development
plan, you need to be 100% committed to the plans and goals you set for
I know this seems, “Elementary,
my dear Watson.” But, many times people start out
with “big dreams” but “no
commitment” when the going gets a little uncomfortable.
Is a little discomfort good?
Yes, it allows you to grow in a
direction where you're a bit weak. If you want to grow,
you've got to go through some “growing
Are the growing pains
esteem, confidence and power all grow leaps and bounds when you
challenge yourself with a little
“discomfort.” After all, you're
stretching your comfort zone, which is how you'll attain success.
commitment is a big part in the overall progress and success of your
endeavor. This will help keep you going, even at times you might have
the feeling that you want to quit.
also means that you have enough self-control and discipline to stay
true to your promises as well as delivering the results in the time you
show true commitment to your PD plan through
This means that as you pursue your
personal aspirations, you'll want to have another person on board to be
accountable to for your progress.
This person is
your accountability partner.
Pick someone who will
give you encouragement as you progress...
respect so you don't want to let him/her down by procrastinating...
who will be a good listener and compassionate to your needs as you go
through the ups and downs of making change.
someone by your side is a key element that many people miss when
developing their PD plan.
is also good to have a personal
development coach who helps in
personal development plans as you get started.
definitely need some advice in many of the phases of your plan, and it
is nice to know that you have people and resources to consult during
Getting help is normal, especially if
you have a long journey ahead.
guidance and a
bit of support makes your determination to achieve everything you want
grow stronger everyday.
you can stay positive, keep things simple, stay committed and get a
boost "now and then" from someone else, you're well on your way to making
your PD plan work, which in turn creates the life you desire!
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