how to create goals in the new year
2014 is the year for change. It's time to create a personal development plan and improve your self esteem. It's the beginning of a fresh start and you're no longer the person you were yesterday.
The exciting thing about starting a new year afresh is the fact that you have an excuse to re-invent yourself and become the person you've longed to be. Now is the time.
So what is a Personal Development Plan?
A personal development plan (It has also been shortened to be a PDP or an IDP – Individual Development Plan) is basically a call to action, a written plan to develop new goals and aspirations.
Goals can be for personal relationships, career, work, education, self esteem; in fact whatever it is you want to look at and improve within your life.
PDP's are often used in business with empolyees to make sure they are happy and working towards their targets.
It's interesting though how often in our personal lives, we don't make any plans what so ever, and hope and pray that everything will turn out the best for us.
It doesn't have to be this way any longer. Make a start and begin to write up your own PDP.
How Do I Create My Personal Development Plan?
1. Firstly, think about what exactly you want tobe improved in your life.
What would you like to change? If there are a few things you would like to change, you may want to break it down further into groups of items.
For instance you might have one list is for improvement in self esteem, another is for a healthy body and yet another one may be work related.
Let's go with the improved self-esteem as an example.
You begin by writing "Self Esteem Plan" on one page and underneath add your resource list – what you're going to need to make this improvement. an example might be:
A. Find books on self esteem
B. Find great affirmations to use to promote a healthy self esteem
C. Support person to help me through tough times.
Whatever it is you might need to help you with your esteem, write it down in this list.
2. Next, mark it in the calendar as to when you will begin to work on these ideas. For example;
Wednesday 3-4pm Read books on self esteem
Friday 6pm – 7pm – Practise my affirmations
Monday – 12pm – 1pm – Go out with friend for lunch
No matter how trivial this sounds, write it down. It's all a part of the larger plan.
3. Keep A Journal Of How You're Goals Are Going
A really important step is to start a journal and write in it each and every day. Try not to skip one entry.
This is not only a great idea to look back later and see how far you've come, it's also a place where you can speak safely about your fears.
Write in this journal like no one is watching and will read it. This is your space and your notes. Don't foget to express how you feel as well.
4. Take Action
Write down the steps you will need to take to reach your goals.
For instance, you may want to write down that you will be going out 3 times per week to the gym. Who are you going with? How will you get there? How long will you stay and what will you do?
Write down these in an ACTION PLAN. So you can be sure of what you are going to do and how you are going to do it.
Time To Celebrate!
5. Celebrate Success
Each time you work towards a goal, celebrate it! Give yourself a reward. Take yourself out for a treat.
Go and visit a friend. Do whatever it takes to reward yourself.
Rewards are important. This is a part of the plan to get you where you want to be. Reward times are fun times for you!
Want Your Own Personal Trainer To Keep You On Track Of Your Goals?
Here is one software program that is ideal for your personal development goals. How do I know? I've got one and use it often.
It's called MindZoom and is a great affirmation software program that you can use on your computer to help you achieve whatever it is you want to achieve. And it is all done subliminally!
That's right, you use a software program that you can adjust and set as you would like to play subliminal affirmations to help you with all aspects of PDP's such as weight loss, give up smoking, self-esteem, relationships and more.
Whatever it is you want to achieve, this software program can be like your "buddy" to help you get there faster.
It is $47.00 (at the time of writing this article) and comes with a full money back guarantee too. If it does not do what you would like, simply write to the creators for a money back guarantee! That easy!
Please note that if you do purchase this program, I will be given a small commission fee.
This only helps me to keep researching my work and to be able to offer free recordings each month on my site. I only promote products that I have and that I BELIEVE IN. Otherwise I won't promote them at all.
Not only will you now be able to create a personal development plan, but you will be improving your self esteem as well. Go for it!
More on subliminal messaging can be found here too.