I was sitting at home, revising my manuscript introduction and feeling jealous of all of my historian friends at the conference, when I got an email telling me my last and best hope for a tenure-track job this year had evaporated. I closed my laptop and walked out of my office.
So let me clear up a major one right away. For successful personal development, you need exactly two conditions: Specifically, you do NOT need to know exactly what you want.
Though if you keep reading on below, you will learn a way to find out what you really want. As long as you satisfy the two conditions above, making a personal development plan is for you!
Why make a personal development plan? Making a personal development plan comes down to two main things. Helping you figure out: What do you want from life? How will you go about achieving it? You could certainly achieve personal development without a plan. A lot of people have. But a plan vastly increases your chances to move towards a life that you find fulfilling and satisfying every day.
Having a plan gives you: A much better understanding of what you really want from life hint: You will find a clear vision of what you want from life, as well as a specific action plan on how to get there.
Speaking of action — I give you several exercises in the following guide. Now, you could certainly just read through it and learn a few things.
But if you actually grab a pen and paper or open up your favourite word processor and go through the exercises as you read, you will benefit far more than if you just passively read this article.
After all, you came here to change your life, and change requires taking action. You would go ahead and follow the instructions and make it appear! One quick note — this is a long article. Go ahead, grab a pen and paper before you continue.
I will still be here when you get back. Step 1 — What do you want? Go ahead, write them down. Take a few moments to do this now. An 8 is iffy, and anything from 7 below can definitely be improved. Once you have gone through this guide, you can make a full-fledged personal development plan by applying the exercises to the other areas of your life.
Just start daydreaming, and imagine what the ideal situation would be, in the long-term many years from now. To give you some clear examples instead of vague generalities, I will show you what I got when I was making my own personal development plan a while ago.
At the time, I was studying at university. And my ideal situation with friendships would have been having half a dozen to a dozen closer friends as well as the usual acquaintances. People who I could call up to hang out in the park when the weather was nice, or to go rock-climbing, or cook up some mean Indian food together with.
And meeting up with someone often, nearly every day of the week, to do various fun stuff, or just nothing at all. Go ahead, daydream about how your chosen part of your life would ideally look, if you could do anything you wanted… … Feels exciting?
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