Many people lack a sense of self-awareness that will allow them to create a mission statement for their life. By focusing on self development, you engage with who are you and who you want to become, laying out exactly what you hope your life will look like. Below are some invaluable benefits of engaging in ongoing personal development and why continual personal development should be important part of your life:
There are a number of ways an individual or a professional can engage in personal development. Online courses on skills development or micro-skills education, working with a life coach, business coach, executive coach, career coach or counsellor, participation in personal development networking events, attending educational seminars and workshops, reading books and journaling, watching personal development videos or listening to podcasts, and increasing your physical and online presence on platforms that focus on personal development. Furthermore, in a 2017 book titled as Positive Youth Development Through Sport, the author suggest that youth sport can facilitate participation, performance and personal development.
Skills Academia and many other coaching, training and educational institutions provide continuing education and personal development programmes on online, face-to-face, or blended delivery mode. These personal development programmes and packages are usually on a stand-alone basis to increase your skills and may be used in a business and/or personal setting. This means you can either select a micro-skill or short course to focus on a specific area that you are aiming to improve, or work one-on-one with a coach or trainer to focus on a number of skills.
Don’t forget that when it comes to personal development programmes, THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL. Individuals with different learning style, different level of intellectual and cognitive ability, and from diverse cultural background may require a specific form of personal development programme to suit their unique style. Hence, not for all, but for some individuals and professionals, customised one-on-one personal development programmes work perfectly better than packages and learning material designed in a generic format for a larger audience.
If you are more confident with online learning, or in the case you are time poor and need flexibility and freedom, my recommendation is to look for an online course or online programme that is self-paced and the content is simple, modern, and highly engaging. However, face-to-face programs or blended learning mode can suit most people’s learning style and it can be highly effective to support their learning.
Some highly beneficial and useful courses in Personal Development can be done both in online programme format, or face-to-face. Below I give you a list of some of the most popular personal development programmes that that have proven to be beneficial and life changing for many clients:
There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you. Richard Branson