We often talk about the incredible results that you can get from personal development, the improvements in happiness, productivity, health and spirit.
What I thought would be useful to discuss here (and I hope you will leave a comment with your input) is how we can practice personal development each day and week…actual examples of how each of us put the theory to work and actually dedicate time to applying the principles of personal improvement into our busy lives.
I will kick it off sharing 7 of the most important practices I incorporate each week, many of them becoming daily habits that I protect carefully in my busy schedule.
2. Exercise – while you may argue that physical exercise is not exactly personal development, I find exercise improves energy, self-confidence and overall health which is an important base for personal development
3. Learn a new idea, concept or technique each day – this can do with my business, relationships, health or personal development itself – idea is to keep learning and don't settle for what you know right now. I believe that within human nature in each of us we MUST learn and grow, if we cap this and do not continually feed our minds, just like starving your body of nutrients, your mind will alter into undesirable directions
4. Practice gratitude. No matter what mood I wake up in the morning, I have a list of things I am grateful for that I update regularly – I repeat these to myself each morning before settling into work
5. Goals – I update these monthly and review them daily to help stay focused and motivated