Something that should interest us all is Personal Development (abbreviated to PD for the rest of this article). In itself, PD is a very broad term, so let’s take a look at what it is and how it can help you in attaining success and becoming a better person.
PD comes in many ways and invariably changes during the different stages of maturity you experience as you progress through life.
To start you off on the right track, consider one of the easiest ways to start your journey. Simply, Be on time, always and for everything. Just think, if you’re on time, all is well with the world.
However, if you are late! Bam! Are you keeping people waiting? Have you missed the start? How important is it? You’ve put yourself at a disadvantage straightaway. Watch those stress levels soar. Are you at your best when stressed? I doubt it!
PD is a process of setting goals for yourself and working as hard as you feel you need to achieve them. While the achievement of some goals is a reward in itself, other goals need a more tangible reward to be achievable.
You should always try to set your rewards for success in advance so they can be used for motivation if/when the going gets tough.
Treating yourself to a reward for a goal achieved also reinforces the success of the personal development process and encourages you to stick with it. Remember though, a flexible process is always superior to a rigid one.