How much time do you spend on your personal development? Is this dependent upon cost or time off work or business? Often professional development is ‘looked after’ more than personal development as we tend generally to focus more on our careers or business than ourselves personally.

Why is this? There is value in up-skilling ourselves in all areas of our lives and putting personal development higher on our ‘list’. This is worthwhile and probably more valuable than we give it credit for. We often put others before ourselves, either our family, team or colleagues, leaving ourselves to the last or sometimes not at all.

“Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.”

Brian Tracy

If we want to achieve what we want personally then we need to look at how we can help ourselves do this. Perhaps it’s around gaining confidence or improving our communication skills. The better we become at what we do, the quicker we achieve our goals, therefore, saving time and money.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Focusing on who we aspire to be is helpful because we can focus on the steps to help us get there. However, it’s essential we have a goal and need to be able to ‘see’ who and what we would like to be, then focus on how we might achieve that.

“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.”

― Denis Waitley

We’ve heard the advert ‘because you’re worth it’ and need to believe that we are worth it, believing that if we improve ourselves, not only are we becoming the best version of ourselves but role modelling a great example to others.