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Personal Development Plan For Success And Happiness

by Howard Platt

on April 16, 2012

in Positive Productive Thinking

Personal Development Plan for success and happiness, one that you can put to use in your life starting today.

Personal Development is only achieved by taking the positive actions required to improve different aspects of your life.

We were all born to be winners but sadly many have lost their way and instead of living completely fulfilled lives full of success and happiness, they live one of mediocrity never realizing their full potential.

However, this does not have to happen to you, if you follow along with this Personal Development Plan for success and happiness you can break the chains of mediocrity and live the life that you were meant to live.

The following video will give you a brief introduction of the core components that make up this Personal Development Plan. Remember we were all “Born To Be Winners!”

Personal Development Plan Video Summary Click Image Below To Watch

If you are ready to make the changes in your life that will give you the confidence it takes to push forward through the good times and the bad then this article is for you.

This Personal Development Plan will serve as the perfect starting point to help you on your path to personal growth and complete self-improvement.

However before your personal development journey begins you must first be prepared to take complete, 100% responsibility for every aspect of your life, past, present and the future.

This Personal Development Plan will never take root if you are not willing to accept that you are where you are in life as a direct result of your own thoughts, feelings and actions.

It does more harm for you to dwell on the past or to play the blame game such as claiming your parents treated you poorly or you were bullied in school any other type of excuse. Excuses are a weak mans crutch.

You have to look deep inside yourself and come to terms with who you are and where you are, right now, and balance those thoughts and feelings to help determine the type of person you wish to become.

The Ultimate Measure Of A Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort, But Where He Stands At Times Of Challenge And Controversy.

Expanding your awareness in this way will help to get you on the right path so that you can confidently take control of any situation that arises along the way.

My goal with this entire website is to help bring out the greatness that resides inside of you and to awaken your awareness to all that life has to offer.

What To Expect From This Personal Development Plan

Personal Development Plan

Personal Development Plan

This Personal Development Plan will accomplish at the very least two very important aspects of self-improvement and personal growth.

First it will help you to realize that your potential in life has no limits other then the limitations you have placed on yourself.

Second it will help you to maximize your full potential into becoming a better, stronger,more confident individual.

To put it in the most basic of terms it is a Personal Development Plan for success and happiness.

Success and happiness for the most part goes hand in hand, however they are both unique to each and everyone of us.

The only one who can define what success is for you would be “You!” The same can be said for happiness as they are both a very individual thing.

This is a personal development plan for life and that means that you must all be focused on the improvement of your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Make everyday count as your forward movement will not result in exhaustion so much as it will inspiration!

Every Day Do Something That Will Inch You Closer To A Better Tomorrow.

Your Personal Development Plan of Action!

The first plan of action is for you to figure out exactly what it is that would make you feel successful and happy.

This sounds like such a basic step but if you overlook this first step there would be no reason to continue reading this article.

I hate to use such a cliche’ but; “If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?”

Success and happiness are both a destination and a journey. You will need a road-map to reach the destination and then you will need the tools to continue the journey.

The Journey Is The Reward

You must have a clear and vivid picture of what success and happiness would be for you. Give this some thought and be very specific and honest with yourself.

Take this serious and try to be realistic and by that I mean don’t choose winning the lottery as your meaning of success.

I may be the one writing this article but it is your Personal Development Plan and you have to treat it just as it is; a “Plan.”

I will give you the advice and the tools that you will need but you will have to put it all into context as it suits you and your life.

All to often people will exert more energy into complaining about their situation or circumstance then they will to try to improve it.

Although that is not you, I know that you want to take the positive steps to better your life. I also know that you possess the personal strength to follow through and do what it takes to improve you life.

If you follow this personal development plan you will never again give in to challenges or difficulties.

Challenges Are What Make Life Interesting; Overcoming Them Is What Makes Life Meaningful.

I talked about the importance of awakening your self-awareness, well take the next few questions into consideration, see if you can create a list of thoughts and ideas that might help to answer them.

What it is that is holding you back in life?

Why do you think that you haven’t been able to maximize your full potential into reaching your heights of happiness and success?

Do you have a clear vision of what happiness and success means to you?

You must be an active participant in this Personal Development Plan if you want to see some real self-improvement.

You should be reading this article with a notepad and a pen so you can answer these questions and make note of anything that comes to mind.

Seriously, you should be writing down all your thoughts and feelings as you read through this, even if you think that something is not relevant write it down because it may make sense to you in a day or two or next week or next month.

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Tyron Edwards

Do you know why most people never become all that they are meant to be?

The answer to this question could easily derail your Personal Development Plan if you are not careful.

But because I just made that statement and because you are actively involved in the mapping of this plan you will have the awareness and the strength to overcome this.

The answer is “Fear!”

However, fear can manifest itself into many things but if you know what to look for “You” don’t have to suffer from the dreads of fear.

Fear is nothing more than a test of your inner strength and if you use the tools from this personal development plan you will always have the strength to conquer your fears.

You will soon look upon fear and failure as being your friend!

Every Adversity, Every Failure, And Every Heartache, Carries With It The Seed Of An Equivalent Or Greater Benefit.

Fear can come in the form of past griefs, failures and embarrassments. If you are not careful these can shut you down and imprison you with your own self-defeating thoughts and feelings.

As part of your Personal Development Plan you should try to write down everything you can think of, past or present that leaves you with any one of those feelings.

Make a list of everything you ever tried but did not succeed at. Try to think of anything that brings up any unsettling feelings and write them down.

Don’t brush this off, take it seriously, you may not see how this can be of any benefit right now, but just trust me this will all come together in the end.

Actually that is a bad choice of words because in essence there really is no end.

This is a Personal Development Plan for life and the notes you are taking right now will be added to over time.

I’ve always said that personal development is not a destination, it is a journey, a life-long journey.

The sad fact, is that most people allow their inner fears, embarrassments and self-defeating thoughts and feelings to bring their Personal Development Plan to a dead halt.

They allow these inner weaknesses to grow even stronger by refusing to face them head-on.

When you bottle these feelings up and try to bury them as though they never existed all you are really doing is giving more strength to them.

In most cases fear, failure and embarrassment is only in the mind of the beholder.

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.

Henry Ford

Everything happens for a reason and there will always be times when you meant for one thing to happen but something totally different comes of the situation or circumstance.

It’s in these times that you have to have the resolve to accept that things don’t always turn out as expected.

Rather than locking yourself in your own cage of fears and wallowing in sorrow over past griefs, embarrassment and failures, treat them as your instructors and they will become your building blocks for both your Personal Development Plan and success.

Personal Development Plan For Success And Happiness A Positive Attitude

Maintaining a positive attitude plays an essential role in any type of Personal Development Plan.

Positive thinking will give strength to all your other efforts when it comes to self-improvement.

Your attitude, positive or negative is directly influenced by the way you talk to yourself and about yourself.

When you think about it I bet you will find that you probably treat yourself worse than anyone else has ever treated you.

We all have a tendency to be harder on and expect more out of ourselves than we do of others.

The next step in your Personal Development Plan is to begin to treat yourself as good or better than you would treat others. Be kind to yourself.

You have to become more aware of your inner dialogue. To nurture a positive attitude you must first nurture yourself.

The Greatest Discovery Of My Generation Is That A Human Being Can Alter His Life By Altering His Attitude.

William James

So where do you start?

The first step to improving your attitude is to improve your inner dialogue.

Your self-image is formed by the conversations you have with yourself, consciously or subconsciously.

To improve your inner dialogue you must first be aware of the things you say to yourself and about yourself. This is easier then you might think. You can do it right now, this instant.

You should have your Personal Development Plan notebook right in front of you so go ahead and write down exactly what you are saying to yourself right now.

You should get into the habit of stopping to think about what you are thinking about.

At different times throughout your day try to catch yourself thinking and keep a small notepad with you so you can take note of your thoughts/inner dialogue.

The benefits of nurturing a positive attitude are limitless so whatever effort you put into developing a positive mindset is going to pay-off for the rest of your life.

A positive mental attitude is one that expects the most favorable outcome of every situation or circumstance.

By adding positive thinking to your Personal Development Plan you will find yourself anticipating happiness and success and that is exactly what you will find.

Positive Self-Expectancy Is The Cornerstone of The Foundation For Success!

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With a positive attitude minor set-backs will always remain as just that, “Minor!”

With Positive Self-Expectancy reaching your destination of success and happiness will be a sure thing.

You can control the outcome of every situation or circumstance throughout your personal development plan so long as you have a clear and positive expectations.

Winners Make A Habit Of Manufacturing Their Own Positive Expectations In Advance Of The Event.

Brian Tracy

Positive Thinking is a powerful tool within your Personal Development Plan and it can help you to achieve your greatest goals, dreams and desires. Start Positive Thinking Today!

Summary For Your Personal Development Plan For Success And Happiness!

Taking 100% Responsibility For Your Life!

No excuses, no exceptions, no passing off the blame onto anyone, past present or future. It’s your life and you get to choose how to live it.

Create A Clear And Vivid Image of What Success And Happiness Is To You!

If you can visualize your perception of what success and happiness would be for you then reaching those destinations is a sure thing.

I did not delve to far into the power of visualization in this article mostly because it’s a bit too long as it is but by no means should it be overlooked.

Using your ability to create positive mental images will kick your Personal Development Plan into overdrive.

I talked about the importance of taking control of your thoughts and feelings and how that alone can help you tackle your fears and doubts, well mental imagery can help you achieve exactly that.

You can change your thoughts, feelings, actions and beliefs by changing your mental images.

Your imagination is working in your life everyday whether you like it or not so why not put your creative imagination to work.

The Power Of Imagination Makes Us Infinite!

Your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between real or imagined experiences so if you visualize yourself doing something specific your mind will accept that as your reality and in time it will become your reality.

Creative Visualization yet another powerful tool to put to use in your Personal Development Plan for success and happiness.

Awakening Your Self-Awareness

You have to work at becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings as well as your beliefs and actions.

Self-improvement begins with you first understanding why you are where you are in life, right now.

Breaking Free of Your Fear And Doubts!

You will no longer be a victim of your past. You now have the tools to overcome all your past fears, failures, embarrassments and grief.

You will bring an end to all those self-defeating thoughts and feelings and replace them with positive, productive thinking.

Love Thy Self! Nurturing A Positive Attitude!

The final tool in your new Personal Development Plan, a positive mental attitude that is fed and nurtured with positive thinking.

You are going to work on taking charge of your self-talk, that little voice in your head that can be kind or cruel.

Again you will awaken your self-awareness and you make note of daily inner dialogue. You will use those notes to help you turn your inner dialogue into a credit in your life and not a critic.

There you have it, the most powerful set of tools for self-improvement, personal growth and a successful Personal Development Plan.

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Hi, my name is Howard G. Platt 111 and my site Positive Thinking For Personal Development is my passion! About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable medical disorder which challenges me everyday of my life. Positive Thinking gives me the strength to persevere. I try to use my story to inspire and help others to live up to their full potential in life. I know that my calling in life is to serve others and to help those in need. God Bless!


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1 Sherlene January 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next post thanks once again.

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2 Howard Platt May 25, 2013

Your welcome Sherlene! Now that I am back I plan to really bring some life back to the site.

Thank you!
Howard

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