As we get older, life changes and it is sometimes for the better and often times for the worse. How we deal with these changes can ultimately affect our day to day lives as well as our futures. Many of us have children and the way we conduct ourselves as adults affects them too. We are not only living for ourselves, we live for them and their personal development as well.
Personal development is a lifelong process. It’s a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximize their potential.
Maslow (1970, p.383) says that all individuals have the need to see themselves as competent and autonomous, also that every person has limitless room for growth.
With that being said, lets discuss further. No matter what our age – A little older and have been in the game for years or young and just getting started. We need to know where we are going in life, set goals for ourselves and have ambitions. At the top of the year we set “Resolutions” indicating that we resolve to do “something” during the year and before you know it by the 2nd quarter we have fallen off track of those resolutions. This is something we just simply cannot do, how do you expect to grow if you are stagnant and complacent. Then, there are the folks who haven’t resolved to do anything throughout the year, have no goals set, no vacations planned, no savings strategy, absolutely NOTHING! And those are the people that mid-year complain the most. Well, ask yourself “what did I set out to do this year?”
Over time we grow naturally, but we have to grow mentally, spiritually, financially and physically. What you did 10 years ago is probably not something you can continue to do or is still effective. Times, technology changes and so should you. xoxo