Personal Development – Who Needs It?
– my answer to that question is only people who want to have success in their life.
Given my blog is about offering home based business and residual income solutions I believe personal development plays a key factor in how successful you are or will be.
I did my first personal development course in the late 70’s (long before some of you were born – I know). I have continued to be involved in personal development ever since. It is not about doing one course or reading one book and walla! It is a way of life.
What is Personal Development anyway? Let’s look at what Wikipedia have to say.
“Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. The concept is not limited to self-help but includes formal and informal activities for developing others in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, life coach or mentor. When personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organizations.”
Now let me give you the Sue Price definition. Personal development is about you growing as a person and becoming a conscious human being. It is ongoing and it is hard work. It requires honesty with yourself. It means you take responsibility for the results in your life.
I do not consider hype and pure motivation to be personal development. That does not create lasting change and is very temporary. To get lasting change takes time, commitment and ongoing work.
I think the movie The Secret was excellent for making people aware there is another way and that people do have choice and can create a life they desire.
Who needs Personal Development?
Okay I have already said only people who want to be successful. I am assuming if you have read this far you want success in your life.
The thing is if you were bought up with positive parents who only ever praised you, siblings that you always got on well with, teachers who never criticized you, friends who always treated you well you may not need personal development. If you were taught that you can create life the way you want to have it, be what you want to be, do what you want to do then you may not need personal development. For the rest of us we do need it!
What format is best for Personal Development?
This is an individual thing really and I an not sure there is a “best or right” way. Personal development comes in many formats that include:
- One on one sessions in all sorts of formats
- Blogs – one you will find very helpful is my friend Sylviane Nuccio
There are many great teachers with videos on YouTube that you can watch . Just search Personal Development.
My personal journey with Personal Development
Don’t get concerned I am not going to go through every detail of what I have done over the last 30+ years 🙂
For me personally I have had enormous breakthroughs from attending live workshops and events. I was the CEO of a company in Australia that ran events of this type so I am a bit biased as I have witnessed many other lives transformed.
The first course I did was a 4 day live in event where you really got to look at yourself. It changed my life forever. An added bonus from it was through that connection I met my husband.
Since then I have done many seminars and workshops. I have and continue to read and study. I listen to audios, watch videos and attend webinars. Like I said in the beginning personal development is ongoing, it is a way of life.
I have gravitated to businesses that have a personal development culture. I have learned I cannot be around a business that does not embrace it.
Most Network Marketing companies promote and encourage personal development as do some affiliate programs. It is great if you are apart of something like this because you get a lot of resources for little or no cost. I can assure you this is good as I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on Personal Development.
I would love your feedback on Personal Development – Who Needs It? Are you actively involved in personal development? Please share you involvement and opinion. Also if you found this post valuable please share it. People need to know they can have choice.
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