Every year it is a good idea to take a look at what you want to learn, skills you want to develop and areas that you want to improve in the coming year. Now is a great time to start your personal development plan for next year.
I recommend looking at the 6 F’s, Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, Friends and Fun to determine some areas you want to develop in the coming year. Schedule a half day to set up your Personal Growth Plan for next year.
Questions to Consider
- What are the skills you want to develop next year?
- What do you want to learn next year?
- What areas of your work do you want to improve next year?
- What areas in your personal life do you want to improve next year?
- How do you want to improve your fitness and health?
- What do you want to improve or learn in your faith life?
- What do you want to learn financially?
- What do you want to improve on relationships with your spouse, friends, coworkers or significant other?
- Is there a hobby or interest you want to learn for fun?
For each of these questions the next step is to do some research.
- What books do I need to read?
- What workshops or seminars do I need to attend?
- What Podcasts do I need to subscribe or listen to?
- What websites are available to help?
- What courses do I need to take?
- What webinars do I need to attend?
This may involve doing some research online to discover tools, books, resources, websites and podcasts that can help you achieve your personal development plan.
- Break this all down in to manageable timelines to achieve. An example would be a reading plan. You have a book that is 300 pages. If you read 10 pages per day for 30 days you will complete the book. This is a way to break down the task into managable bites.
- Schedule the activities in your calendar
- Set goals around your development plan with dates of completion.
I hope this helps you to grow and achieve new skills, learn new things and grow in your life over the next 12 months.