How to Create a Personal Development Plan

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.

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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

  1. What are the skills you want to develop next year?
  2. What do you want to learn next year?
  3. What areas of your work do you want to improve next year?
  4. What areas in your personal life do you want to improve next year?
  5. How do you want to improve your fitness and health?
  6. What do you want to improve or learn in your faith life?
  7. What do you want to learn financially?
  8. What do you want to improve on relationships with your spouse, friends, coworkers or significant other?
  9. 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.

Next Steps

  • 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.

Be Great!

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