Self-awarenessCultivating an understanding of your nature with a process of introspection. For example, spending time thinking quietly without obsessing about problems and opportunities.
Self-knowledgeAttempting to see an unbiased view of what you are like. This may include elements such as your thoughts, emotions, motivations and behavior. real world results. For example, a jogger who begins to time their runs to see how they are progressing over time. independently of results. For example, a salesperson who asks their peers to critique their pitch to a client. knowledge including facts, theories and cultural types of knowledge such as the knowledge gained by reading a work of literature.
Spirituality & ReligionObservance of religion and pursuit of spiritual goals such as learning to be more humble.
PracticePracticing to develop tacit knowledge. For example, practicing guitar in lessons, alone and in sessions with other musicians. talent. For example, a world class athlete who is working to identify and address tiny faults in their performance to reach the top of their sport.
RevolutionAn individual who is talented enough in a particular domain to break the rules to lead a new way forward. For example, a computer scientist who introduces a programming language based on a new paradigm.
FailurePersonal development isn't always about moving from success to success. In many cases, steps forward are gained by learning from a series of failures without losing enthusiasm.
Values & IntegrityIdentifying your values and developing the discipline to live up to those values. For example, an individual who tries to treat people as they would like to be treated. This may be difficult to realize and requires constant attention to one's behavior.
ChangeImproving yourself by changing the world. For example, a student who organizes outings to clean shorelines of plastic and other marine debris.
Identity & Self-esteemLearning to identify with other people and developing your self-esteem. For example, an individual who builds self-confidence by sailing. With this comes a sense of fellowship with other sailors.
Friends & FamilyDeveloping stronger social bonds with friends and family. For example, a parent who spends more time with their children.
CommunityGaining more connections and experiences with the community in which you live such as a retiree who volunteers to care for a community garden working alongside other residents of their neighborhood.culture to gain an appreciation of it. For example, a student who begins to read large quantities of French literature.
Health & FitnessSteps to improve your health and fitness such as exercise and healthy food.lifestyle changes to improve your overall happiness. For example, moving to an area with a quiet natural setting. Alternatively, a noisy urban setting may improve quality of life depending on your goals.
Self-FulfillmentRealizing your greatest potentials or at least trying in order to feel that you have made something of life.
|Overview: Personal Development|
The process of improving as a person, professional and student.