Finding Personal Development Goals

, We all want to be better, but who among us has taken the first step? Who has really figured out how to become the person we truly admire and respect, who is fulfilled and content with the state of their lives? It can be a long road and sometimes the starting point isn’t clear. The following tips can help guide you to the right path.

1. Formulate specific goals in your mind. Reflect on where you are now and how you arrived there; try hard to remember where you wanted to be at this stage in life a long time ago. What makes your heart pound like nothing else? What causes your soul to sing and your energy to soar? Look deep inside and get a grip on what you want most from life, then zero in on that as your ultimate target.

2. Give it some thought and let it sink in. This isn’t going to be easy and may require you to make a lot of sacrifices. Others too may be impacted by the course of direction that your life takes so take them into consideration as well. Understand what’s going to be different about your life and make sure what you’re setting your mind to is actually what you want.

3. Solicit advice and ideas from other people. Unless everyone in your life is pretty much a dud, there should be someone around you can learn from. Choose people who have been at your stage or maybe know you very well and can help guide you, pointing things out you might otherwise miss. You might sign up for a course or class where you will be around people eager to learn and make positive changes in their lives and find it inspiring. You may also become an inspiration to someone else.

4. Follow your heart. Start incorporating the changes in your life and way of it that will lead you up to what you want to accomplish. Spend less time doing things like watching television, playing games or just plain being idle. Commit to bettering everything in your environment like your home, education, relationships and even educational level. Change begets change and each good decision you make will lead to yet another improvement in your life.

5. Stay committed to your changes. Whatever goals you have set for yourself, do not lose sight of them or your passion for them. No matter how many bad days you have or what might go wrong in your life, keep your heart set on the big picture and what you must do to reach your dreams. We all stumble once in a while, some more often than others, but the key is to keep on trying and never give up.

6. Reward yourself regularly. Staying focused and determined is tough! Sometimes being self-disciplined is just no fun at all, but you know you have to do it so don’t be stingy when it comes to the occasional self-indulgence. Give yourself a pat on the back, a new pair of shoes or an afternoon ocean-side as a means of keeping yourself going, day after day toward the end-goal.

Just the act of setting goals and reading helpful articles is a step in the right direction; now take it a step further and get your life on the path to where you really want to be and belong!

About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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