Two Personal Lessons Learned When Setting a Goal

Setting a goal wordleHow serious do you take your goal setting? Too serious, perhaps?

How about I show you how goal setting can also be more enjoyable?

Beginning of February, I wrote a post about setting goals, to be precise about how to write a personal development plan with realistic goals.

Realistic goals are important, to keep moving, to keep our motivation up. Today, I would like to argue that there is more to developing your objectives then “just” being: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-sensitive (SMART technique: short explanation).

There are two important points that I noticed through the last years when setting a goal:

  1. Goals do not only need to be set once per year
  2. Goals should be fun, too!

Here are the details:

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The Answer to “What is Self Esteem?” and Michael Jordan’s Top 5 Tips to Improve It

What is self esteemThere is a way for you to have more success and fulfillment in the work you do every day with a healthy level of self esteem.

Self esteem is one of the key elements to your progress in business as well as in private life. If you have enough of it, you will be proud of the work you do, you will try new things.

You will find out below what self esteem really is and how to improve your self esteem on the days when it is not going so well.

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What is a Personal Development Plan?

What is a personal development planIf you want to create a personal development plan that helps you to actually achieve your goals, solid preparation is the answer.

Preparation already starts with your interest in reading this article, so you are already a good step ahead! However, there is a bit more to it.

So, what if I showed you how to use some great preparation techniques to create a powerful personal development plan that guides you along the way to your goals?

UPDATE: For a little personal development plan 101, check out this presentation first. [Read more…]

Are You Also Making This Common Mistake Once You Have A Personal Development Plan?

Mistake with personal development plan“Not doing anything. And ignoring the facts.” Now, that is by far my biggest mistake when it comes to my self improvement, notably for personal topics that I would like to improve. Does that sound familiar to you?

In the previous article on this blog, there were some recommendations given on how to stick to your personal development goals, once you got started, supported by a work-related example.

So, what if I show you now how to get started on your personal development plan, even for your private goals? [Read more…]

How to stick to your personal development goals – Part 2

personal development goalsIn the previous post, I asked you: “If you heard about three simple, but solid methods that could help you to stick with your personal development goals, would you be interested in learning more about it?”

Are you still interested?

If so, in this second post, I will go into detail of method two and three, which all in combination give you a great first base to make your action plan happen! If you have not seen the first post on this topic, I encourage you to read it first.

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How to stick to your personal development goals – Part 1

personal development goalsIf you heard about three simple, but solid methods that could help you to stick with your personal development goals (or New Year’s Resolutions), would you be interested in learning more about it?

You see, people are asking me during workshops: “Okay, the workshop is nice and provides a lot of insights, but what happens when I am back in the office? How will I be able to maintain the momentum?”

So, what if I showed you a proven strategy which avoids that personal development goals just remain some words written on a paper? I will share with you my personal answer to this question. It is not magic, it is actually quite simple and it works. [Read more…]

Three Proven Ingredients Of Successful Personal Development

self developmentThere are so many different blogs on Personal Development and Self Improvement out there, it is incredible! So, you might think, is this one just going to be another one that can be added onto this list? To answer this particular question, I would like to share a few points to provide a clearer picture to you on what this blog is all about. [Read more…]