Thursday, 8 April 2010

Five Tips for Success in Personal Development

Many people are living lives of quiet desperation. They are not satisfied with their careers, their relationships or their won growth. Stagnation seems to be the order of the day - every day! If you feel that you life is on hold or moving forward aimlessly then you need to read this article.

Below are five easy tips to start you on the road to a new life and the experience of life success. Whether you want a new career, a wider social circle, to find the perfect relationship or just want to venture into new and uncharted territory these five tips will help.

1. Know Thyself.
You must identify the things in life that make you happy. This may sound like a straight-forward and almost obvious thing to do but think for a moment - are all your life goals yours or have some of them been given to you?

2. Set Goals.

Once you have identified those things in life that make you happy set some goals. You now know what type of lifestyle will bring you joy so set a few objectives that will help you create that life.

3. Play to Your Strengths.

We all have strengths and weakness. When we set a goal and have a clear objective in mind we need to determine how we can best use our skills to reach that goal. We must also identify what weakness we have the need to be addressed in order to reach the goal. Are there skills you need to develop or things that must be outsourced for you to reach your goals?

4. Reward Yourself.

Every time you reach a goal, no matter how small it is, give yourself a pre-decided reward. Doing this has a dual effect. Firstly you subconsciously make the connection between the successes of reaching your goals (through work on your part) with rewards. Secondly, you ensure that you acknowledge your movement forward thus keeping you motivated and aware that your life is changing for the better.

5. Enjoy the Ride.

Make you sure you enjoy the process of setting and achieving goals. Many people get so caught up in the game of life that they forget it is a game. When you set goals and actively pursue them, through hard work and a focused approach, you cannot fail if you never give-up. However, you can get lost in the goal itself rather than enjoying the process. It may be a tired cliché but it is still true "life is a journey not a destination". So enjoy it!

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