What Is Self Development

Updated: Apr 22

Self-Develop Will Help You Unlock Your Full Potential

Your transformation involves a lot of things. These may include self-development, which is becoming the best person you can be and reaching and unlocking your full potential. The list goes on.

Becoming a better person does not necessarily mean you become better than another individual. Instead, you become better by looking into yourself, then changing the way you think and act externally.

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When you want to accomplish something personally or professionally, planning is the most crucial part. Writing whatever the goals that you want to achieve should be your first step. It is the same with self-development. It would be best if you planned for it. Start a journal and write down what you want to change in your attitude, actions, and even how you think.


You must write down your desired changes and monitor the results in your journal. You should have a vision, a clear view of where you want to go and how you plan to get there. It is an excellent idea for you to pay close attention to your progress.  Writing in a journal is vital because it motivates you to continue to seek ways and areas in which you can benefit through self-development.  Often, others will notice the changes taking place in your life when you cannot recognize them.   Embrace the comments of others and use them as a measuring tool.

Expect to make a few changes and adjustments along the way. If you do not see good progress, you can be proud of as you follow your plan, evaluate and take a close look at what you have been doing and make the necessary adjustments.

Here are some tips that are helpful to ensure success in your self-development plan:

Self Development Is A Decision.

It would help if you decided to get started now.  Please do not put it off for tomorrow or delay what you have agreed to do, do it now. There is no shortcut to the process, so the quicker you get started, the faster you will see positive results. So say to yourself, you better start now. Begin planning, put your plans in place, and then do it.

Self Development Requires Baby Steps.

As mentioned, there is no shortcut. It is a process. Break down your greatest goal into smaller goals. It would be best to keep the end goal in mind while breaking down the more significant components into smaller steps.

Learn from others.

One of the best ways to accomplish your goal is to gain from the success of people you look up to while learning from their mistakes. Find a mentor or a coach who can help you throughout your journey.

Read books about successful people. Hang out with the people you admire most. You would be surprised to learn many things from others who have been through the same things you are going through.

Be open to change for the better.

Change is the only thing that is constant in this world, and change is inevitable. Whether you do something or not, change comes naturally as the world turns. We can get a good picture of this, which is evident in the recent worldwide evolution of COVID; we all find ourselves having to make changes. 

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly affected people worldwide, and we cannot escape the changes brought on us because of this pandemic.  However, you must change your attitude, make the necessary adjustments, and accept our new normal.  You cannot escape from the changes; however, you can change the way you view them.

To achieve your goals, you must act and be brave to take on new challenges along the way.

You must be accountable for what you do and what you do not do. You, alone, are responsible for your progress.  Nobody can do it for you. It would be best if you initiated the change. Your plan of action and your choices will determine your future. Whether you experience success or not, it is really up to you.

Recognize Your Self-Worth.

Focus only on yourself and what you already have. You are good enough, but there is always room for improvement. You do not have to be cynical about it. Just start moving forward toward your self-development.

Work to make your intention become a reality. You should find your real purpose before attempting to resolve anything. In other words, it is always good to know what it is you want to do.  Be clear with your desires, goals, and the work you will carry out to realize them.

NEVER give up! Sure, you will have to endure a few challenges. There will be hits and misses along with successes and failures, but you should never give up. Instead, it would be best if you kept on moving towards your goal of self-development. 

What about you? 

Do you think self-development is necessary? 

Pat Bracy

Embracing Healthy Aging

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