How To Achieve A Goal Using A Personal Development Plan?
- Michael Davis
The first step is to have an understanding of who you are and what drives you. In order to go on to the next part of the process, you will need to do some introspection to determine where you want to go before you can start preparing. This is what we refer to as the Personal Analysis.
To begin, you will need to have a knowledge of who you are, what drives you, as well as your greatest talents and greatest shortcomings. Because of this, the answers to these questions frequently appear to be intimidating.
You may always give self-assessment tools (such as the Character Strength Survey or the MBTI) a go if you’re having trouble figuring out what inspires you or what you’re excellent at. However, you should be careful to utilize these tools as counsel rather than as the word of God. In the event that this is not something that interests you, give the following questions some thought until you have a solid grasp on who you are and what motivates you:
- Why do you get out of bed every day?
- What is it that you are naturally quite skilled at?
- How do you know that you’ve reached such a high level of proficiency in something?
- What are your strengths and shortcomings, in the opinions of others around you?
- What are some things that you detest doing (both in general and specifically at work)?
- What is it that you’ve always wanted to know more about?
If you find it difficult to respond to such questions, you should first seek the advice and guidance of the individuals with whom you spend a significant amount of time, such as your coworkers, your management, your friends, your spouse, your family, etc. You should be able to acquire feedback about yourself from all of them since they know you in diverse contexts. This is called “360 feedback.” Pick a couple of the questions from up there that most stand out to you, and then reflect on the responses you get to those questions.