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3 Factors To Creating A Great Self Development Plan

images (21)What are the benefits of taking acting classes? I suppose your first reaction is to assume acting classes are meant for either fine arts students or dreamers hoping for a chance at a Hollywood career. Certainly, these are part of the people interested in taking acting classes but the benefits of acting classes make them a quality activity for a wide range of people. Let’s look at some of the uses and benefits of studying acting.

Setting Goals For Self Development

images (20)A major part of our personal growth is how we approach our own self development and much more importantly, setting goals for self development. It has been said that your income will only grow as much as your own personal development. Because of the overwhelming evidence in support of this, there is no question that this in fact is true. You become in five years the books you read today.

It is not enough to hope and wish to become that successful person. You need to educate yourself and grow as a person. I do not mean the type of education you learnt at school, I mean real life skills; the skills you can only learn from people that came before you. The ones that took the hard knocks and learnt from their mistakes. These are people who left a legacy for all of us to discover.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Can you recall reading or hearing that statement? If you have the aptitude and good sense to educate yourself, then the knowledge is yours to seek. Every subject that you need to know and educate yourself about, has been written about. Your local library is full of this incredible knowledge and to gain it is truly to have power, but only if you begin to use it.

By setting goals for self development, you are putting in place your own educational process. If you do not feel reading books is your forte, then there are plenty of audio and video programs that are inexpensive or even free at your local library and over the internet. Some of the greatest teachers, past and present, that are synonymous with a wide range of personal and professional growth are Wallace Wattles, Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Earl Nightingale, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, Robert Kiyosaki, Anthony Robbins and that is just to name a few.

Just Google a few of these names and you will begin to see the wealth of information and knowledge before your very eyes. It will cover a full array of personal growth from your attitude to success, right up to a comprehensive time management plan that is suited for you. Your self development will be put on a course that if followed, will be bountiful in all aspects of your life.

Try to set a goal of reading a chapter a day from any book which covers a part of your life you want and need to improve. On average that will be one book read every two weeks and you can even take the weekend off. Two books a month and twenty four books read every year. Do you see how this setting goals for self development really works? The knowledge you attain and I hope what you will practice will give you and your family abundance in spades.

Self Development Tips: Is Focus Becoming a Forgotten Skill?

download (5)Have you noticed lately that remaining focused on a single task at any given time has become increasingly more difficult?

Maybe you have been so overwhelmed with day-to-day life that you haven’t even considered remaining focused on any one thing at all. You certainly are not alone. Just look around you at your friends, family and work associates and you will notice a common theme occurring.

Everyone seems to be in a frenzy trying to juggle everything at once.

Staying focused is indeed becoming a rare skill. To validate this point a recent study conducted by the British Institute of Psychiatry concluded that simply checking your email whilst engaged in another task actually decreases your IQ by ten points at that time – a fact that is the equivalent of going without sleep for 36 hours.

How many of us are guilty of being distracted by an email popping up in our inbox? I would have to say that I was constantly switching from the middle of a task to check my inbox several times throughout the day.

When I discovered the negative impact that it was having on my IQ, and subsequently my workload, I realized that it was my lack of focus that was at the root of the problem.

Stop and take a moment to consider how many times you allow yourself to become distracted during a normal day. What about phone calls, instant messaging and social websites?

To be at our best we must stay focused and concentrated on the matter in hand. This generally applies to anything we attempt to do. Writing is great example of where 100% focus is absolutely paramount to getting the job done successfully – but it could just as easily apply to reading a book, driving safely or even performing a household chore.

All successful people utilize the power of focus, it is not only for the self help industry. Top athletes are a good example of this. You will often hear them describe being “in the zone” when they are asked about how they achieve their success.

With the internet at our disposal 24 hours a day, on our cell phones, tablets and Wi-Fi hotspots all around us, the temptation to become distracted has never been greater.

You will find that once you begin to take back control and utilize the power of focus that it becomes increasingly easier to stick to one task at a time and your productivity will increase as a result.

For longer term projects and tasks you should try using a simple but effective technique used in Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP as it’s more commonly referred to. This technique involves staying completely focused on the outcome of what it is you are setting out to achieve.

By keeping a mental image and a sense of how you will feel when you complete your goal everything else will follow and your intuition will provide the way to your success.

By learning to focus you will enjoy the added bonus of strengthening your will power. Strong will power can help you achieve anything you desire in life. Add focus and will power together and you can become unstoppable.

Start today. Make a point of removing any distractions and stay focused on whatever task you decide. If you find it difficult to remain focused for long stretches of time, start slowly and increase the length of time gradually.

Self Development Plan

images (19)• How will my personality fit into my plan?
• What do I want to achieve?
• What are my strengths?
• What are the areas that I lack strength in?
• How can I handle the obstacles that interfere with me getting to my goal?
• What are some of my skills?
• How can I keep a good outlook on my plan?
• What effort am I going to put forth towards my plan?

These are just some of the questions that you can ask yourself as you are creating your plan. It is important to ask yourself these types of questions so that it can really define your plan and make it more specific. The more planning that you do, and more detailed, then the better your plan will be.

There are many benefits in making a plan. Planning is like aiming for a target. It is impossible to hit the target if there isn’t one. Another example a great speaker once used: picture getting into your car, driving not knowing where you are going. Without a destination you will never get there. Most people like to create plans for themselves in order to stay on track.

In order to stay on track, you have to know your destination. No destination, no plan, no goal.

There will be discouraging moments at times when your plan is not in line with your goals. The best way to overcome the challenges that you might face is to not get discouraged. It is easy to feel down when things are not going the way that you had planned.

To keep yourself motivated, and stay on track with your progress, share your plans with someone for support and encouragement. There are also a lot of books and audio courses that you can seek, that offer great training. You can gain encouragement and skills through achieving your small targets this will eventually lead you to your larger goals when following a program.

Attitude plays a big part in your Development. You must have a good attitude while creating a plan. Having a negative attitudes toward your plan can cause distractions, which leads to not achieving your goals, so that is why it is always important to keep a positive mental attitude, {and keep smiling}.

If you are trying to get your goals in order for your life, your career, or your future it is always a smart idea to have a Self-Development Plan.