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5 Ways to Improve on Your Personal Development

5 Ways to Improve on Your Personal Development

By    |   Monday, 13 May 2019 06:08 AM

Everyone wants to be a better person. But being a better version of you is highly dependent on the set of actions that you take every day.

Studies have revealed that those who took personal development seriously became smarter in goal-setting, more balanced, experienced the lower levels of stress, grew more self-confident, and improved the quality of their life.

This research on personal development discovered more interesting facts: people
become healthier and enriched their relationship with their family and left their vices and bad habits behind as a result of devoting time to personal development.

Here are 5 ways to improve on your personal development effort:

  1. Have Consistent Planned Travel

Traveling is an important source of personality development. The new environment has a way of challenging us, due to what we see and experience. Most importantly, traveling is educative and gives a new perspective on your life as a result of people we meet and personal observation. Travelling has personally enabled me to expand my network hence meeting and sharing ideas with people who have aided my career and business development plans.

Traveling isn’t too expensive when you have a savings plan for it. Start to plan next year's travels by saving today, so it won’t be a huge financial burden taking a whole chunk of your monthly earnings for travel expenses. Traveling is an eye-opener, educate yourself and enhance your personal development by having a consistent travel plan.

  1. Attend Seminars and Conferences

Taking time off from work or business to attend seminars, workshops and conferences are investments in yourself. Personal development is a conscious effort and highly depends on what we hear, see, and practice. In a conference, for instance, we can meet business experts and leaders and learn from their experiences. It’s also a platform to cool off from business pressures and an opportunity to expand your network of friends and share new ideas and approaches.

  1. Explore Financial Investment Opportunities

Having plans to improve yourself is largely dependent on how much money you have at your disposal. Apart from having a savings plan for your personal development, explore financial investment opportunities like mutual funds, insurance, stocks, and bonds in order to get a fund ready to embark on your personal development plans. "Consistent search for information will assist you in identifying financial investments that provide the best value. Knowledge of financial products enhance the opportunity to earn larger returns," according to True Blue Life Insurance. Exploring financial investment opportunities is a great way to meet planned and unforeseen expenses.

  1. Make Learning a Top Priority

If you want to effectively develop your personality, you should make learning a top priority. Some people get to a stage in their lives where they stop aspiring to learn. This stage is disastrous as such people start fading. In a fast-paced world, once you stop learning, you’re left behind. You can start by reading relevant books, magazines, newspapers and online articles every day. Enroll and register for summer school and a professional training institute to get the latest information that is specific to your business and career. Constant learning will keep your mind active and develop your knowledge base for accomplishing your goals and objectives.

  1. Regularly Evaluate your Progress

Personal development needs to be regularly checked to see if it is in accordance to a set plan. A plan for self-development needs constant reminders on what to do and when to do it. In the past few weeks, I have sat down to evaluate my personal development efforts and results. It’s impressive for me because the business and public conferences, workshops, and seminars I’ve attended have developed my knowledge base and improved my network of friends which has had a significant impact on my personality and career development.

If you’re keen on developing your personality, you have to be disciplined. The process of learning and re-learning is a deliberate and conscious effort. Make a decision today about your personal development, and you’ll discover how much you’ve missed. We need to engage in those activities that’ll improve our talents, potential, skills, consciousness, and ability to realize dreams and create wealth.

Richard Agu is a researcher, entrepreneur and freelancer, passionate about entrepreneurship and self-development. Currently, Richard writes for Entrepreneur.com, Goodmenproject.com, among others. Follow him on Linkedin.com by clicking here now.

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