We all know that personal development should be an important and ongoing part of our lives. Can I ask you, though, when was the last time you thought about your personal development and your needs?
In fact, when was the last time you thought about where you want to go, not just in business, but in life?
For most of us, our personal development is an ad hoc thing. We see a course or a book that appeals to us and we grab it. Proper personal development should be planned to take into account our strengths and weaknesses. The problem with the ad hoc approach is that we’re human and we shove our heads in the sand when we don’t want to face a difficulty. Usually it’s those difficult things that are the signposts showing us what we need to do.
Business Link is a business advisory arm of the UK government. It has a questionnaire that you can work through which will lead you to an assessment of your needs.
If you’d rather avoid questionnaires visit Lifehack where there is a great article and useful guide written by Dustin Wax.
If you want to grow as a person and move on in your life, a personal development plan is a tool that you must have.