What are the top five questions to ask yourself when working on personal development?
I want to know the leading questions to ask about personal development and finding one's purpose. When the interest is in personal growth, what are the major questions that people ask and especially women?
Competence. How are my skills in the areas of my work? How can I make my strengths stronger? According to Tom Rath who wrote the book Finding Your Strengths, and based his work on research, a person can improve exponentially on a strength but cannot move one's weaknesses nearly as much. Therefore, focus on what you are already good at and become great.
Confidence. Generally, the more confident we are about what we do, the more confidence we have.
Credibility. How much am I trusted by those I serve, my colleagues and supervisor? Competence and confidence are tied to credibility in addition to our integrity. As we gain more certifications and/or degrees, we increase out level of credibility.
Passion. How much do I LOVE what I do?
Vision. What are my goals? Where am I going? Why am I going there? How will I get there? When do I want to reach my objective? Who are the people who can help me reach my goals? What are the goals of the organization I work with? How can I help them achieve their goals?
1. What is my top priority in life? (i.e. family, self, kids, career, faith)
2. Am I setting goals and do my goals align with my top priority? (if not that could be why you're not achieving them and you may need to realign) Am I breaking down my goals into smaller more manageable steps? Am I setting goals regularly and big enough? Not just once a year, but weekly or monthly. It will remind you what your current goals are - and don't be surprised if they change. Are you creating goals that will challenge you?
3. Is there one goal, that by achieving will help to easily achieve several other goals? Make a list of 10 goals (not the easiest thing to do) that you want to achieve over the next year. Look at those goals and see if there is one definitive goal that would help you achieve the majority of the other goals.
4. Do I have a good support system? Get others on your team who can cheer you on.
5. What areas of my life do I need to improve on?
Ask yourself what habits you can develop that will lead to being healthier, more productive, more loving, more creative and more grateful for what you already have.
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All of Shyam Vaidyanathan list plus
A commitment to be the source of my happiness
And taking time out regularily to be inspired
Richard Stern-Suggest you think about doing a personal SWOT analysis. It is important to be honest with your responses.Once you complete the responses you can use this as a base line to work out your Plan.
Breaking bad habits in business is differet than in your personal life.
Once uou set out a Plan "audit" how well your doing.
Remember your personality is part of your behavior.
Thank you for such a great topic.
The most major questions I can think of are:
What are my new interests and why?
What are my old interests, and which do I still have?
What are my skills?
Is my job utilizing my skills?
What do I find fulfilling and why?
What do I like to learn on my own time?
These questions originally helped Toyota turn his small engine manufacturing company into a world-wide automotive superpower. Since, it's been shown to be effective as a management consulting tactic and personal development tool.
Write down your answers to:
Who Am I? ( first major question )
to prospective new friends?
to current friends?
to new prospects or job?
to my clients/customers?
to my (parents)family?
to my mate?
to my kids?
who do I project as me?
who do I truly believe is me?
Create images and adopt them as important to your life.
"All the world is a stage"
"Become all things to all men"
Who would I like to be?
Repeat first question in full as to desired image. (to each group as listed in one above)
What is lacking in my image? List all relationships as number 1 and 2.
How do I become who I truly want to be?
List all above.
When do I start being planted and growing to my New Me?
"grow in grace and knowledge"
Confess your destination, I just am not totally there yet, but I am on my way.
Do not park at the stop lights.
Do not get stuck in the wrong image, stay aware of situations.
Each image has a list of people where you become the image needed to best inter act
In Fact any one should ask these questions in general at early age , starting with -
1.What I want to be in life . in order to answer this question ,other questions will a rise . So planing the path in life at different stages makes the picture very clear at the long run in life .in order to answer the first question ,We will know How to develop our personnel qualities , in order to have basic data base .
2. the level of education & knowledge .
3. the level of experiences I need .
4.skills to be developed .
5.my targets in life .
Once obtaining all theses questions ,we can measure our life line of development .
The only question might be, ' do I know myself?' You can spin like a top trying to answer so many other questions. I force this for my business coaching clients before focusing on anything in their business. You can do free online DISC Assessments of Behaviors and Motivations which will tell you about yourself and help you understand YOU. An experienced coach teach you how to get more of what you want and less of what you don't want. You've asked the right question. Gotten lots of feedback. Now, what action are you going to take?
If you could not fail, and had all the resources you need, what would you do just for the sheer joy or sense of accomplishment?
That is one of the questions I always start out my leadership development courses with!
1. What is that one skill that will make me succeed?
2. Am I physically and mentally strong enough to take all the punches along the way?
3. Do I have a trusted partner or a friend who will help me when I am lost?
4. When can I determine that I've found my purpose?
5. What truly makes me happy?
All the best from Finland,
I can only speak for myself. For me, it's all about my commitment to grow as an individual (professional and personally) and become a better human being:
a) Setting my priorities in life (family/ career/social/health/spiritual, financial, etc.) and where I want to be five years down the line
b) List the areas of shortcomings/ obstacles in achieving the goal
c) Put up a learning and development plan for achieving the Personal, Professional and Self-Coaching
d) Identify a coach to help you know yourself better and overcome the roadblocks
e) Getting starting on my journey and not looking back, living by my values
Only recently i was asked a similar question. So guess what? I have written a blog post on the top 5 questions to ask when you're developing yourself. I trust you will find it useful as well as the others who were asking...Access the post by clicking here: http://wp.me/p4JxlS-oZ
1. religion [what you truly believe in - it may be some gestalt alternate thing normally]
2. family values [how you treated and were treated by parents]
3. culture [values and norms in your community]
4. upbringing [childhood and teenage experiences]
5. mind & body [health]
1. What, where, when, with whom, for how long do I want?
2. How will I know when I have got it?
3. Can I start and maintain it?
4. What of my current situation / behavior do I wish to preserve?
5. Is what I want worth my time, money, energy?
What are your personal/professional aspirations?
What are your strengths/desired strengths?
How strong is your people network?
What is your improvement plan?
What is your growth evaluation plan?
1) What do I have to do to be competitive in the world marketplace?
2) What specific area is best for me to achieve competitive advantage?
3) What tools enable me to see precisely what is required to be competitive in my chosen area of expertise?
4) How will I know I have achieved competitive advantage?
5) How do I sustain my advantage?