Do You Have Personal Development Goals?
Do you know where to start?
Do you even know what they are or why you should have some?
Like a lot of people I never had any idea why personal development should apply to me, and I definitely didn’t have any personal development goals for myself.
I thought I was pretty self-aware, enjoyed learning new things and read a couple of books each year on whatever subject was of interest to me.
A few years ago my wife and I jumped into the home business arena. We had no idea how much our lives were about to change in ways we never could have imagined.
Personal Development Goals Aren’t For Me
I don’t need them.
I’m doing just fine without them.
Sound familiar? I used to think that same way.
To be honest, I always thought “doing personal development” meant that I was lacking somehow, or that it would take away from all the fun in my life.
Turns out, personal development actually enriches you life!
Starting a home business is no different than starting any other business. You need a period of investment and growth before you can start seeing success.
Little did I know, this also relates to our personal lives. It’s simply not possible to achieve high levels of success if we continue along our same old path. Personal development goals are the key!
Tell Me Why!
Okay, this stuff sounds great in theory, but this is the real world. Why specifically do I need personal development goals?
I read a book recently called The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone (which i HIGHLY recommend). In that book Grant discusses the difference between CEO’s and everyday employees. Specifically how people like to focus on the salaries of CEO’s compared to the everyday employees, but they ignore what went into achieving those salaries.
Did you know that the average person reads 1-2 books per year while the top CEO’s read 60 books per year? And I’m willing to bet those 60 books don’t include many fictional, fantasy reads … not that there’s anything wrong with those books either.
So if I read more, I’ll be successful? Is that all there is to it?
Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist. So by doing things like reading more books, attending more webinars and surrounding yourself with more people who are where you want to be, you’ll start to create a laser-like focus in your life. This is what personal development goals are all about.
Posture, Belief, Mindset
Your personal development goals will turn you into a lifelong learner.
Don’t get scared, this isn’t like your school days where you spent years and years learning about a bunch of stuff that you may not care about or may not have any impact in your life.
Being a lifelong learner helps build and maintain the posture, belief and mindset you need to make you successful … and keep you there!
So how do we become a lifelong learner?
What kind of time commitment are we talking about, and how much is this going to cost??
This is where the first word comes in … PERSONAL.
It’s entirely up to you!
Here are some great methods I use to keep me on the path to my own personal development goals:
– Reading – It’s often said that reading as little as 10 pages of a good book every day will put you in the company of some of the most well-read experts in your field of study. The best part is that’s it’s totally achievable!
– Attending Events – Events are where the magic happens. This is where you’ll meet the people you’ve been searching for your entire life, and where you’ll have the biggest breakthroughs.
– Listening – You know the old addage that we have 2 ears and 1 mouth? It’s amazing what others will tell you if you just listen to what they have to say. Podcasts and other audios are perfect for learning on the go.
– Watching – Pay special attention to what you’re watching. Even if it’s playing in the background it’s entering your subconscious, and that must be protected at all costs. The news is almost never a good option while there are some amazing YouTube channels to make part of your daily feed.
– Associations – This one is the hardest, but provides the biggest rewards. My current circle of close friends is completely different than the one I had just a few years ago, and that was by design. This is your circle of influence. There’s a reason it’s said that you become the average of the 5 people you hang around the most.
So what’s your plan?
It’s time to create a budget to match your personal development goals.
If you’re looking for some specific materials (books, events, audios, videos, or mentors) please connect with me HERE! I’d love to help get you on your personal development path.
If this was helpful to you, please let me know in the comments below, and share it with someone else you think will get value. Let’s stay connected and support each other’s personal development journey!
Here is a list of the resources mentioned in this post:
Eric Worre – Eric is a renowned speaker, trainer, author, and the founder of Network Marketing Pro where he’s helping add a layer of professionalism to the MLM industry.
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