If you are not investing in personal development, you may be limiting your true potential. Personal development affects your whole life – not just your work life or your personal life.

It’s amazing how many people don’t try to improve themselves. These are the same people that wonder why they are not getting anywhere with their lives.

You want to use some guidelines to help you which are as follows:

Imagine How You Want to Shape Your Life

Without a vision, you won’t be able to determine what kind of life you want to live. You need to balance what kinds of changes you want professionally as well as personally. The two will ultimately overlap.

If you imagine yourself being more helpful to others, this trait will become part of both. There may be certain aspects of your personal development that you believe are specific to personal life but may eventually carry over to your professional life.

If you have wanted to increase your money management skills, this could easily be incorporated into your professional career. The key is to identify and imagine what this new skill is going to look like.

Assess Your Current Situation

Before you make any changes in your life, determine where you stand with your life as it currently exists. Determine strengths and weaknesses to help you formulate a plan to make the necessary changes.

It’s very easy to make big plans, but can you afford them?  Have you set up an alternative income stream that could fund your plans?  It doesn’t have to be that complicated.

Here are 2 different examples of investing you can emulate.

 

Remember you don’t have to go over your affordable budget to invest in something that can fund your personal development.

A mere $100 investment in the company’s (Apple) stock at the beginning of 2002 would have grown to more than 130 times the original investment by mid-October 2019.

Investing in Blockchain technology and Crypto currencies is becoming increasingly popular.  Just listen to one of the NFL’s greatest and most successful stars.

 

 

Include Financial & Wealth Building In Your Personal Development Goals

Once you know what your strengths and weaknesses are, create a personal development plan with goals that include both financial and wealth building.

These should include high level goals as well as action steps. For example if buying a car is important in getting you to work, make sure that it is part of your plan.

Most important, set milestones with firm dates for these action steps.

Consider Alternatives

There can be valid reasons why certain actions or goals can’t be met. Instead of abandoning your entire personal development plan, come up with alternatives steps.

Be careful not to simply fall back on these steps because they are easier than the main goals.

Evaluate How You Are Doing

When you reach a milestone, see how you did against the plan of action steps. This is a crucial step, and it’s important to be realistic and truthful.

The best way to handle this is to have someone else perform this for you. If you can afford it, hire a business or financial coach to go over your plan to keep you on track.

It may not be easy to hear, but the benefits will be well worth it.

Keep it Simple

If you add a lot of unobtainable goals to your plan, you may be setting yourself up for failure.  This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to push yourself. It just means being realistic about your goals and capabilities.