Reason #1. You will be happier.
When you can express who you are, live a life that is aligned with your values, and achieve everything you set out to accomplish, you can enjoy great happiness. When you can articulate what you want, you are more likely to reach it, so setting personal development goals is key to knowing what you want to achieve.
Reason #2. You will make better decisions.
Knowing yourself allows you to make the best choices for you and your future. Personal development gives you the tools to make decisions of all kinds that are in your best interest and will serve you well when dealing with life’s obstacles. When your focus is clear and aligned with your beliefs, your decisions will result in positive outcomes for you.
Maybe you're interested in bigger changes – like learning a new language or losing weight and training to run a marathon. Something has always prevented you from following through, though. -- What is it?
Instead of framing the change in baby steps we get caught up in the grandiosity of our plans. So, the idea of trimming the fat and training for a marathon seems like an insurmountable task – well, it is, if that's how you're selling it to yourself.
It's All About The Baby Steps
I'm going to keep referencing the weight loss and marathon example because it's a great way to break things down. If this was your goal then you would need to start at the beginning and that means with one small step every day – that begins with weight loss, though this will fuel your marathon training, too.
You could start with something as simple as hopping on a treadmill every morning for five minutes. Once you've cemented that habits you can increase it to 10 minutes, from there 20, and beyond. Here are some additional baby steps that you can take to make serious changes in your life.
Herb Sennett writes about life and how to enjoy it more.