How To Quickly Create A Personal Development Plan and Achieve Your Goals

"How do I create a personal set of goals?"

"How do I stop wasting time and my life?"

"I have had virtually no success. Help me change that!"

"I am beyond frustrated. I need to come up with a new plan going forward."

You are reading this because you want a more stimulating, fulfilling life where you accomplish a lot more than you are now.

However, in order for that to magically happen, you need a plan.

So wouldn't it be great if I helped you quickly and easily put that plan together?

I sincerely hope you just shouted a resounding YES!

Your Personal Development Plan will be the blueprint for your life based on what's important to you.

This Personal Development Plan will reflect your keen sense of personal awareness in terms of what you want to do with your life in areas such as career, relationships, and education.

Having a Personal Development Plan will demonstrate that you are conscious of your own wants, needs, and values and that you've thought about how you want your life will progress”¦ starting today.

One important part of a Personal Development Plan is formulating goals for the future that you not only plan to achieve, but are also realistically achievable.

To get a clear idea of a Personal Development Plan, think about how your boss evaluates you at work. Evaluations often include goal-setting, tasks, projects, and skills your supervisor sees you already have or hopes you will develop over time.

This Personal Development Plan is similar - it's just developed by you for you.

Time Frames with Examples

As we start creating your Personal Development Plan, it will be so much easier if you focus on the next 12 months. Establish specific, realistic, achievable goals you want to accomplish over the following 12 months in each of the areas of your life you hope to achieve personal growth.

Take a look at this short example of some points you may want to include in your 12 month Personal Development Plan:

Relationship Goals. 

Get to know and establish two good friends in the city. Work on accepting more dates when you are asked.

What are your relationship goals?


Family Goals.

Learn something together. Make it a wonderful experience. Take a long needed vacation, if needed too!

What are your family goals?


Educational Goals.

Contact local colleges to take a look at the art courses and training programs they offer. Sign up for and complete the Dale Carnegie course.

Take and learn something impactful!

What are your educational goals?


Career Goals.

Talk with supervisor about the special project I want to start this year. Achieve at least three of the four goals your supervisor set for me (by year's end). Request meeting with supervisor to discuss the job milestones I must achieve to receive a promotion.

What are your career goals?


Keep in mind that the more specific you are when writing your plans, the more focused your actions can be in working toward accomplishing your goals.

Bad example: "I want to lose weight."
Good example: "I want to lose 20 pounds in the next 60 days."

Bad example: "I want to get a better job."
Good example: "I want to work as a graphic artist, in New York City, within the next 90 days and will perfect my resume a little every day for the next 7 days to achieve this goal."

Next, ponder your five-year Personal Development Plan. What's nice about the five-year plan is that you can accomplish some pretty awesome and life-changing goals in that period of time. 

Examine these examples of goals for a five-year Personal Development Plan:

Relationship Goals?

Make efforts to develop a serious relationship by talking with my partner. Discuss my wants for the future. Read one book a year about how to have a healthy love relationship.

What are your relationship goals?


Family Goals.

Make a family plan for how all my needs can get fulfilled. Have healthy discussions on what I all want out of life and each other.

What are your family goals?


Educational Goals.

Check with local & online college programs to find the one most compatible with my financial and time requirements. Then, complete my last two years of college so I can earn my bachelors' degree.

What are your educational goals?


Career Goals.

Apply for up to three entry-level positions in accounting after completing my bachelors' degree in accounting. Focus on finding work at a large corporation so more advancement opportunities will be available.

What are your career goals?


Miscellaneous Personal Goals.

Research three to five major cities where corporations I'd like to work are located. Narrow cities to two and visit each one to check out the city's layout and neighborhoods. Determine which area to first apply for work.

What are your miscellaneous personal goals?


It's time to get your life together by designing a custom Personal Development Plan for YOU.

In your plan, include elements related to relationships, education, and career and the personal goals you wish to strive for in each area of your life.

You will quickly discover the incredible personal growth you can achieve”¦ and achieve quickly when you put your mind to it.

What are you waiting for?

Start now!

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