Do you want to become the best version of yourself this year in 2023 by creating a personal growth plan that actually work?
If there are a bunch of goals in your mind that you want to accomplish, but for the longest time, you are either procrastinating or not taking the right actions.
If you get a question in your mind as to why you should create a personal growth plan in the first place, you are not alone.
The most important reason to create a personal growth plan is that it allows you to improve almost every aspect of your life – your health, work, and relationships, to name a few.
The truth is all these aspects of your life are connected to one another, and if one of these gets affected, others will suffer too. For example, your relationships and financial life will also be impacted if you are struggling with your health.
So, a personal growth plan is created to maintain and better all areas of your life and help you achieve your future goals.
PS: I have created a FREE GOAL SETTING planner where you can write down your daily, 5 year, and life goals so feel free to download it here.
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Below are the most common mistakes people make when creating a personal growth plan-
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They try to do all by themselves
I guess you already know what I am going to say here, but if you want to make something big, you have to take people with you to help you out in your journey.
Even though you think you can do it all by yourself, you still need a bit of guidance so you not only can speed up your process but feel confident in whatever you choose to do.
They don’t stay consistent
You finally set the goal to get in shape after years of procrastination, you took the gym membership and created a diet plan, but you’re finding it pretty difficult to stay consistent with it.
This is the story of almost all of us.
The thing is that we are impatient, and we want everything to happen in a very little time (if not overnight).
Here by no means am I saying that having the end goal is not important. It is SO important. But if you keep that in the back of your mind and let it motivate you every single day, you can enjoy the process and not let it be boring by being a little bit creative if you can.
Remember, consistency and patience is key in anything you do, so give yourself time.
They don’t track their process
No matter how slow you are going, you are still making progress, and it’s important to track your progress at the end of every month.
It’s also vital to analyze what you are doing wrong and what you can do to improve that area.
PS: You can track your monthly progress using Google sheets (this is what I use).
They don’t change anything
It applies especially if you are in business and just getting started.
In the beginning, when you start new strategies, they sometimes don’t work out, and we must be willing to tweak things that are not working out in our favor.
They Give Up Pretty Soon
If you avoid making those four mistakes I have mentioned above, you are less likely to give up on your dreams.
Because do you know what the main reasons people give up are? Let me share with you that, 1) they aren’t sure if they’re moving in the right direction, 2) They are doubting themselves and don’t believe in what they are doing, 3) it’s not important enough for them, or 4) they are impatient and fear failure.
So, How to make a personal growth plan that is practical and realistic to achieve?
The most critical step when it comes to creating a plan that is going to be life changing for you is analyzing yourself and deciding which areas of your life need more attention and which one needs the least and from there, you’ll be able to decide how much time you are going to spend and where exactly.
To help you get started, here are the most important areas you can start working on:
- Your mental and physical health
- Your profession/career
- Your relationship
Take a outside help/guidance
As I said before, when you finally choose to invest in yourself and take guidance from an expert, you tend to achieve your goals faster without overwhelming yourself and cut off unlimited searches and stress at the same time.
When you speak with someone who has expertise in that area you’re trying to improve (i.e., your health), it allows you to get clear in your head and understand the root cause of the issue, which you may not be able to understand by yourself, or it took way more time.
We all agree that time is precious, right? And if someone is going to save my time and make my life a bit easier, it’s definitely worth my second thought.
For example, I struggled with my weight (I have been skinny most of my life), and this year I finally chose to take professional advice and guidance so I could stop doing guesswork and make real progress and get in shape as there are tons of free info out there that are not specific to my situation, which makes it harder to decide which one to follow and what to ignore.
ask yourself questions
This one is important as well, especially if you’re feeling stuck, and no matter how hard you’re trying, it seems like you’re getting nowhere.
This is where personal growth questions come in. It can help you figure out what limiting beliefs are holding you back from getting what you want.
Create a vision board
What a vision board does is that it reminds you of your goals and tasks, and ultimately you take the ACTIONS.
Whether you’re a digital person or a pen or paper one, here’s a guide I got for you.
At the end of this post, all I’d say is that GOOD things that are meant to change your whole life take a bit of time (a few months or even years), but if it’s important enough for you, give it your time and attention, and you’ll get there.
LEARN TO TRUST THE PROCESS.
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