PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Why do you do what you do?

Why is it that you keep getting the same results, again and again and again?

What is it that keeps you where you are, doing what you do, the way you do it?

Understanding our mind and how it relates to the outcomes we get in life is a part of personal development.

But personal development doesn't stop there. It is continuous because we are continuously learning and continually improving.

It is about putting the pieces together of the puzzle that explains why you have the life and lifestyle you do.

What is personal development?

Personal development refers to the process of self-improvement, growth, and learning. It involves enhancing one's knowledge, skills, and abilities to reach one's full potential and achieve personal goals. It is also referred to as self-help, self-development, self improvement, mindset development, personal mastery and so on.

Why is personal development important?

Personal development is important because it allows individuals to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set meaningful goals, and continually improve themselves. It helps in building self-confidence, enhancing relationships, and achieving success in various aspects of life.

What are some benefits of personal development?

Some benefits of personal development include increased self-awareness, improved self-confidence, better decision-making skills, enhanced creativity, improved relationships, increased motivation, and higher chances of achieving personal and professional success.

How can personal development be achieved?

Personal development can be achieved through various methods such as reading self-help books, attending seminars and workshops, seeking mentorship, practicing self-reflection, setting SMART goals, seeking feedback, and taking action towards self-improvement.

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If I want to be free, I’ve gotta be me. Not the me that I think you think I should be. Not the me that I think my wife thinks I should be. Not the me that I think my kids think I should be. If I want to be free, I’ve got be me. So I better know who me is.

Bill Gove

Topics Covered

The Mind

We are born with a brain and a mind READY for development. And then we FAIL to use this tool to our best interests, allowing it to run like a wild horse on the prairie.

Learning about our mind gives us the ability and understanding to Plan, create a Vision, overcome Fear, gain Awareness and the ability to create the life we want to LIVE!

The Conscious

This "part" of our mind has been called "the guardian to the subconscious". Nothing gets to our subconscious until it is passed to it consciously.

Once we understand how to use our conscious mind, the right way, we are able to start making the changes we need to make to start moving towards, and finally attaining, the lifestyle and life we want.

The Subconscious

Our Subconscious is the software, running in the background, that runs our life. It's the explanation behind WHY you do WHAT you do and WHY you get the RESULTS you get in life.

To change our outcomes and our results, we have to change the software our subconscious is running on.

Thinking

Earl Nightingale discovered that the secret to change is that "We become what we think about".

Being aware of what we are thinking and whether those thoughts are beneficial or detrimental to our life is an intrinsic part of change. Our job is to learn to alter the detrimental and negative thinking, to positive and beneficial thinking.

Paradigms

A paradigm is a set of beliefs. Those beliefs are what we have accepted throughout our life as truths and what we base our actions and thoughts on.

The paradigm you have is a part of the software that runs your life, so changing the paradigm changes the outcomes and results.

Vision

Having a Vision for life is no mere wish - it is a plan that requires action and commitment.

Few of us create a crystal clear vision of how we want our future to be.

Goal Setting

Until we set goals to aim for, we are wandering through life without a certain end. By setting goals we have something to aim for and, more importantly, we have a direction to aim for, a specific outcome or result.

Many of us have dreams. Some of us have goals. A smaller number get those written down.

Self Awareness

We don't wake up and suddenly think, "I need to get some self awareness"! It's a choice and a want - it's that pull that says, "There's something that I need to know to improve my life".

Becoming aware allows us to see and hear what we are telling ourselves, how we behave and react. It gives us an insight into what we should change, to get the results and outcomes we want.

Self Image

Our Self-Image is who we think we are when we stop and look at ourselves - who we think we are, what we can achieve and what our beliefs are.

To have a better self-image we must become aware of our beliefs about ourselves and our capabilities. We can then re-programme our subconscious to suit that ideal.

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