Thursday, December 20, 2007

Personal Growth Part 3

Let's get right to it. Part 1 and Part 2 warmed us right up so we should be just about ready to get to the nuts and bolts of a personal plan.

When you look at people who are successful, no matter what their arena is, you will always find that there was a plan behind their success. People who are on a path to a destination, know what they want, develop a plan, and go after it with all they have within them.

Jim Rohn said, "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much."

When it comes down to it, all of us have the capacity to get whatever it is we want. Through the process of personal development we can transform our lives.
  1. Develop the Plan for You - Everyone is different. Some are very detailed and some are very "free-spirited". When it comes to a plan, guess what??? There is no right plan. The right one is the one that best works for you. Are you are reader? Then plan it around books. Like to listen? Use podcasts or audio books. Whatever your personality, your strengths or weaknesses, develop a plan around them.
  2. Establish Times to Spend Working On Your Plan - Set a time and do it. Right down what you want to accomplish each week and discipline yourself to work on those steps everyday.
  3. Keep A Journal - Take notes. Document your journey. Don't trust your memory, write it down in a notebook as it happens. Record your ideas and inspirations as you travel down this road of personal growth. These will be valubable.
  4. Set Goals - Your plan is the road-map to attaining your goals. Look at your destination and begin to work backward. Set shorter goals that are on the path to the larger goals you are trying to attain. Make sure these goals are measurable and attainable and go after them.
  5. Act - People who get where they want to go get there because the act. They work their plan. Right now as you are reading this you are beginning to see clearly the idea you want to attain. That is why you need to act now. Don't wait. Start setting those goals, develop a plan and take action. If the plan is good, the results can be miraculous.
What is your first step?


Peter said...

Wonderful Jason! Glad that you have taken the step to transform your life :)

Success is a journey, not a destination, so enjoy it!

Jason Curlee said...

Thanks Peter...I used to be in Success University myself. It is a great program. I loved it.

It is awesome to see you on that journey as well.