Personal Development Methods

Personal Development Methods

Which combination will unlock your full potential?

Everybody wants to be the best they can possibly be – “to become everything that they are capable of becoming”. In your quest to improve yourself here are some personal development techniques that you can mix and match to unlock your unique potential. Renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow taught that every person has limitless room for growth. And, of course, this personal development takes place over the entire course of a person’s life.

According to Wikipedia Personal Growth includes activities that:

– Improve awareness and identity
– Develop talents and potential
– Build human capital
– Facilitate employability and earning ability – Enhance quality of life
– Contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations.

So what kind of activities could you consider to bring personal growth into your life?

Here are three most-recommended personal development techniques everyone can incorporate into their lives

  1. Read widely on many topics

    Read – or listen or watch – widely, and on a range of topics to grow your knowledge, broaden your perspectives and gain new insights. You will find an infinite library of books, magazines, audio-books and videos on every topic imaginable on the Internet. Take time every day to expand your knowledge and perspectives on topics that interest you.

  2.  Reach out

    Whichever personal development activities you are incorporating into your life, at times you will need help, motivation and encouragement. It could be as simple as identifying role models who have already achieved what you are working towards and whose methods and strategies you can imitate. Perhaps you could find a mentor or a life coach, who is objective and can brainstorm with you, enabling you to solve your own problems with just a bit of help. Or join up with friends, social groups or online forums that share your personal development goals.

  3.  Take a course

    Formal studying and learning increases your knowledge, skills and qualifications, enhancing your employability and improving your chances of getting a promotion or a better position. If your company or industry offers training, seminars, conferences or online courses, grab these opportunities. You can also take an online course or study at a private accredited college like Academy of York, where we make it affordable to get a recognised qualification and give you fanatical student support to make it much easier to complete your studies and achieve your goals.

    Personal development is a lifelong endeavour of gaining new skills and experience that will allow you to overcome your fears and weaknesses, develop your strengths and talents, and – ultimately – reach your full potential as a unique human being.