Goal Setting Tips for Enhanced Personal Development

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Personal development has the power to make changes in your life where you may have believed change was not possible. It is something that many strive to achieve, and some become very successful by making these changes. So how can you count yourself among the numbers who achieve great success through personal development? In this article we will discuss some ways for you to achieve positive self-growth through goal setting.

The importance of positive thinking and self-esteem cannot be overstated. As you pursue your life goals and try to improve yourself, you cannot allow yourself to be defeated by past guilt or false, self-limiting beliefs. Replace any thoughts you have of yourself such as "I am a failure" or "I am a loser," with positive beliefs like "I am worthy of success," and "I believe I am capable."

Use visualization to help you adhere to your goals. Visualize how you will feel when you finally reach your goal. Visualize yourself achieving the goal every night before bed and every morning when you wake up. Visualizing yourself in the winner’s circle will help you stay motivated and you will be less likely to be derailed by negative emotions or small setbacks.

Set goals and objectives for yourself in all that you do. Even if you are setting a goal to go for a walk at lunch or pay your bills on a certain day each month, setting goals and having a plan to meet these goals ensures that you are creating a life you will love living.

A key step in personal development is maintaining a journal or diary with your feelings, goals and ambitions. With this tool you can track how you have evolved and celebrate how much you have accomplished. Journaling keeps you on track to improving yourself and achieving your personal development goals by creating an accountability system.

Personal development not only benefits you, but it will benefit your family and other people who surround you. You have a responsibility to the people you influence to lead by example in how you improve and grow as a person.  Influence but not force your development onto them.

Remember that you will never ever be able to change another person. You may be worried about someone else or their behavior, yet all you can do is change how you look at their situation. Save your energy on changing yourself, not trying to convince everyone around you to change.

To achieve your goals, turn your to do lists into the daily habits that will allow you to reach your goals. These daily habits of success will start to happen without you even thinking about it, like brushing your teeth. Habits are hard to break. If you successfully turn your small to do’s into habits, you will reach your end goal in no time.

We can all set goals and become personally successful.  With a focus on personal development some take action and become very successful while others sit idly waiting for change to happen. By pursuing your personal goals you will become everything you have dreamed of becoming. I wish you success in your journey!

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Darrin Wiggins has 4 articles online

Darrin Wiggins is a certified life coach offering unlimited email coaching using his coaching experience of ten years with lululemon athletica. His goal is to continue helping others discover their definitions of personal success and then guide them to getting it. His company wiggmans coaching also offers the 17 week Lifestyle Design Mastery course designed to transform your life.

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This article was published on 2013/03/30