Everybody in this world wants to improve their quality of life and standard of living.
For many however, they claim that ‘life’ gets in the way. Demands on their time from family, friends and work sees them living on ‘Someday Isle’
… quit my job and be a writer
… go round the world
… build my own home
… lose weight and get fit
The goals and dreams are there. They may even have read a book or two on the subject of realising dreams but somehow, it never seems to happen.
Is that you?
If it is, there are two things you need to know
- You are not alone. At a rough estimate 98% of people are not realizing their dreams goals and ambitions
- If you want to achieve anything sitting around on Someday Isle and waiting for the miracle moment to arrive isn’t going to help you.
So what will help?
If you want to achieve your goals, dreams and ambitions, you have to do the work. You have to give your dedication and commitment to your wоrk. And you have to do it now and not wait for a ‘right time.’
But – you don’t have to do it alone
You are not stranded
If you really want to achieve your goals then continuous personal development can help.
As the name suggests, continuous person development is the process of improving your knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs on a continuous basis. In short, it means you are going to work on yourself every single day and doing it with the help of a coach.
A coach, simply put, is there to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be in the quickest possible time.
With your coach you look at every aspect of your life. By continually developing your personal skills, you move through life more positively, more effectively and more efficiently. It is all about gaining new perspectives, learning new things and experiencing new experiences.
It is a never ending process because your capacity to get better never ends. There is always something for you to work on which will improve your value and self-worth and there will always be a new goal to work on.
Coaching you over the obstacles.
Coaching does not do the work for you. No one can do the work for you. It is one of the first lessons because Someday Isle is crammed with people who are expecting to be rescued instead of taking action and building themselves a boat so they can sail away for themselves.
Your coach should be showing you how to depend on yourself and trust your own abilities so you can achieve what you want in live. They will make you aware of what is going on and challenge you to find your way past any obstacles.
And, in many cases, you are your own biggest obstacle. Whatever you want to achieve in life, you are an expert at getting in your own way.
- Maybe you make excuses – “Oh yes, getting healthy is important, but I’m far too busy to go take exercise.” Even though, if you don’t find time to get healthy you are going to need to find the time to be sick – because that is the alternative. Believe me, a heart attack has far more impact on your free time and ability to care for your family than a 20 minute walk every day.
- Maybe you don’t feel you are worth it – “I’m a busy parent and partner and manager. People depend on me. Personal development would be selfish.” And yet, for you to be strong and fit and happy for everyone around you, you need to be at the top of your game. Working on yourself isn’t a selfish act – it is an essential one and, in developing yourself you are being the example to all those around you.
- Maybe you are listening to others – “People will think I am stupid to if they knew what my goals were.” And what do you think?
Continuous personal development shows you how to depend on yourself, set priorities and understand the bigger picture in your own growth. You coach will show you that “I can do this and I will do this,” with everything you set out to do.
What’s in it for me?
I’ve been coaching people for almost 30 years. Those who have committed to working continuously on themselves have achieved so much. Just take a look at some of the stories in this blog, or listen to some of the Mi365 podcasts we produce.
People like Jo Tyler a busy mum who went from the brink of a heart attack to being slim fit and healthy;
If you are committed to working on yourself then coaching you in continuous professional development can show you how to:
- Work more efficiently and effectively
- Face challenges when they come
- See the future you want to have and move towards it
- Build your skills and knowledge for work, family and life
- Be the example for friends, family and colleagues – showing them that they to can have a better life.
Ultimately, continuous personal development will improve the quality of your life. And because the process is continuous – so is the improvement.
Life will get better.