When you are a unique, creative individual it is likely that you will take pride in your identity. Determine what would make you happier and as long as it is healthy, implement it. Have fun with your identity and express yourself with style, office and home décor and don’t worry about others. When you feel that you are what you want to be you are on your way to personal development.
“Can’t” should not be in your vocabulary. Take it out now. Any time you think you “can’t” do something, try to come up with five reasons why you can’t, and then remember YES YOU CAN!! It might take longer in the beginning to get used to this idea, but in the end, you will wonder why you ever thought you couldn’t.
Keeping a journal can be a key routine for personal development and can give you insights into your true thoughts and feelings. If you have ever felt that you don’t know what you want out of life, keeping a journal can be the answer to discovering what it is that you really need to be a better you.
Ask questions! Whether you are in school or already in the work force, asking questions should be a regular and expected part of our daily lives. Properly formatted and delivered questions clear up the mystery of what is expected of us. They can facilitate our performance and improve our self confidence.
Try to look at each new day as being better than the previous one. Strive for constant and unceasing improvement. Seek ways to grow beyond the person you were yesterday.
Reward yourself for positive behavior. Whether you are actively trying to lose weight or trying to better your time and distance on your morning run, recognize when you have made an important improvement and reward yourself accordingly. A new outfit or a trip to the salon would be a real incentive to work until you achieve your goals.
Make a list of your strongest qualities and most desirable traits, then pick one and improve upon it as much as possible. Do you enjoy teaching other people to learn new skills? Consider taking non-credit courses or attending seminars that can teach you how to become a more effective leader and communicator.
Loneliness is a major factor in dictating how happy a person is or could be. Let’s face it, everyone needs someone. We all have family and friends, and as we get older, it is important to have someone to spend the rest of your life with. Most everyone ends up starting a family, and if we leave this step out, it can be a very lonely situation as others are spending time with their families.
Identify the attitudes that you have about who you are. Bad habits stem from bad values which stems from bad attitudes. If you can identify the negative attitudes you have and work to change them you will improve the kind of person you are. With this improvement, you will develop more on a personal level.
Take an audit of yourself, and own every part of it; even the bad aspects that you may currently have. To really grow in your personal development, you need to both understand yourself and love yourself for who you are. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t want to change the bad aspects; you should. But loathing yourself will only hamper your ability to change.
Discovering who you are as an individual can be one of the hardest things to do in life – personal development or not. Experimentation and self-expression are essential to be successful in becoming your own. Once you begin identifying with what works for you when expressing yourself you will become more confident and happy. Enjoy and love yourself!!