The path to personal development is a windy road with many challenges. But if we start now and start smart, we can make it work.
1. Set ONE goal.
If you are ready to accelerate your personal growth and start making the changes you’ve promised yourself, you must start with one goal. Be specific, be clear, be concise, and set a realistic time frame for completion. For example, rather than saying, “I want to lose weight”, say, “I want to lose 5 lbs by August 1st”. This is the most important aspect of personal development.
2. Surround yourself with SUPPORT.
Every successful athlete, business person, scholar, parent, etc. acknowledges that their success was achieved with a tremendous amount of support along the way. Support can be in the form of a coach, therapist, friend, partner, book, YouTube video, support group – you name it. Share your goals with successful people, and people who want to achieve the same thing as you, and you will achieve personal development.
3. Start TODAY.
If you are even thinking about making a change in your life, or wanting more adventure in your life….the time to start is TODAY. NOW. Right now. DO ONE ACTION that moves you ONE STEP forward in your life with respect to your dreams and ambitions. There is never a “good time” and a “right time”. The time is NOW, TODAY.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
4. Do ONE THING everyday that moves you forward.
One of the major obstacles people face in making changes in their lives is setting lofty goals, and thinking too far ahead. Some even make the mistake of creating ‘to do’ lists that are too long and overwhelming. Try ONE THING every day that moves you forward. This is an awesome way to jump-start your personal growth. Before you know it…you will have made significant changes in your life.
5. CELEBRATE YOU!
Jump starting your own personal development requires commitment, effort, and most of all courage. It is important to take time to celebrate your successes – however big or small. Acknowledge and celebrate each and every step you take. Cheer yourself on, pat yourself on the back, share your accomplishments with others, and appreciate your bravery in trying new things. YOU deserve the credit for making changes!