Are you looking for ways to improve yourself personally or professionally? The real question is – “Do you want to improve your personal or professional life?” If the answer to this question is Yes – then read on.
Personal development varies from person to person. It could be an improvement in your abilities, knowledge, life goals, or even personal characteristics. But how do you know if you’re getting better? How do you know if you’re progressing?
Setting your personal growth goals.
Self-awareness necessitates being genuine and honest with yourself. It entails being aware of your own personality, values, needs, emotions, habits, strengths, and weaknesses. This will help you understand yourself better. Most importantly this will assist you in determining what you truly want to achieve.
We recommend you begin by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals as your primary objective. This abbreviation for the criteria that you should have for each goal that you set.
Specific: It means that objectives should be clear and concise. Goals that are uncertain are difficult to measure and even more difficult to achieve.
Measurable: Your goal can be measured or tracked. They must be definitive with a clear start and end point. This will allow you to see if you’re making progress toward your goal.
Achievable: Is your goal attainable? It can be difficult, but it is doable. If you don’t achieve impossible goals, you’ll be disappointed. It can be easy to talk yourself out of a goal, because they can be daunting. Here’s a suggestion – break your big goal down into small measurable action steps. This will allow you to recognize some measure of achievement along the way.
Relevant: Your goal should be consistent with your overall plans and other life objectives. In line with your life’s mission and vision. Stay on plan and refrain from falling victim to the “Shiny Object Syndrome.” If you want to learn more about The Shiny Object Syndrome click the link to our podcast episode.
Timely: Set a deadline for yourself. Begin by estimating how long it will take if everything goes as planned. Set a specific deadline. Setting a deadline accelerates your progress toward your goal.
4 ways to track your personal growth?
- Develop milestones
Determine the smaller, more manageable steps needed to achieve your larger goal. Consider how you can divide it into smaller steps or tasks. You will be able to look back and easily reflect on what part of your journey is going well and where you need to focus your energy the next time you create milestones.
2. Determine your progress
Keeping track of your progress is the best way to gauge your progress.
Set a calendar invite for checking it. Make a note of every step you take, no matter how minor, so you can see how far you’ve come. You can keep track of your progress by making a to-do list, keeping a journal, or downloading an app.
3. Celebrate small wins
Don’t wait until you’ve completed all of your objectives. Congratulate yourself on even the most minor accomplishments. When you make significant progress, reward yourself with something special.
4. Be accountable
Don’t be disheartened if you find yourself falling behind schedule. The important thing is that you’re working toward your goal. But remember to hold yourself accountable. You can work with a coach or another type of professional accountability partner to help you stay on track. This allows you to continue working toward your goals while receiving support and encouragement. To learn more about our coaching program click here: www.worthyretailu.com/coaching
Remember that there may be hiccups along the way to reaching your objectives. Instead of being afraid, identify the lesson and learn how to overcome it.
Failures and low points are normal, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Just keep working toward your objectives. Own your journey and become the leader you have always wanted to be. You’ve Got This!