Learn To Accept Change
It may not be very easy to exactly pin point where personal development would begin or end. But we could comfortably say that anything that involves an aspect that could lead to your own individual transformation can get included in personal development. This all revolves around a resolution that one makes to try and become a better person than they were yesterday. When we get to look inwards, we try and improve the person that we discover, as opposed to when we try and compete with another individual. Personal development is all about you against any form of mediocrity you find in you and would like to see an improvement.
Those who have undergone any form of personal development training realize the importance of beginning by writing down all that you are and what you intend to do about it. It does not have to be anything complex. The simpler it is the easier it becomes to relate with it and accomplish. When you put things down in pen and paper it helps your mind to actually clarify them to make them realties. And since this kind of plan is personal, it should not appear as if it is cast in concrete, so there should be freedom and flexibility as and when circumstances allow.
The good news about a successful self development plan is that you can actually begin today or as soon as you finish reading this article, and it really may not matter how fast or how far you go. You can take your baby steps by building on what you learn on the first day you decide to do something about yourself. You need to learn how to make your agenda into a goal that can be broken down into small achievable steps. The advantage of doing this is that when you achieve one small feat, you have the incentive and motivation to move on to another one with the knowledge that you can actually make because you will have results on your side.
As a good student in the self development school you can save yourself a lot of valuable time and energy learning from the examples and experiences of other people. If people have made mistakes from particular choices you can get to avoid such because experience may never be the best of teacher. Someone said if you let experience be your only teacher, time will teach you the bitterly cold truth, but will take your youth in exchange. One of the easiest ways to learn from other people is by reading self development books and picking all the golden nuggets you find in there to make them your own.
If there is one thing that you must realize and take real note of, is that the only consistent thing on earth is change. Learn to accept the fact that change is inevitable and you will be best placed to survive if you can anticipate change and be able to adapt to it as soon as you realize it is there to stay. People all through history have had to change their belief systems and their ideas about many things and systems. You can imagine that if it were not for change, all the development you see today would simply be in the minds of people.
To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Ahmed Dawn Dot Com. This article originally published on the above website on Nov 27, 2010.