When you think of personal development, what comes to your mind? The dictionary likens the process of personal development to personal change, growth, progress, advancement, and improvement. It’s an evolutionary process toward personal excellence or a state of being outstanding. It’s the opposite of settling for mediocrity.
I invite you to look around. Tell me, which do you see more of, mediocrity or excellence? Now, ask yourself this, “which do I want to be, mediocre or outstanding?”
What are your personal expectations?
It’s not really important what others expect from you. What really matters is what you expect from yourself. Personal development is, after all, a personal pursuit. For some people such a pursuit is just not worth the effort. That’s fine, because life is not a contest.
Others, myself included, expect much more of themselves. For people like us, the whole point of the “school of life,” is to learn how to be the best possible version of ourselves. Not that anyone will actually achieve excellence in the ultimate sense. Rather, it’s the process of continued personal development that we seek. It’s about the journey. Is that how you feel?
Are you on a personal development quest?
Are you constantly looking for ways to make subtle improvements in your life? When you discover some new way to improve your thinking or perception, are you quick to apply what you’ve learned? When you compare where you are today to where you were a year or two ago, can you see improvement?
In all likelihood, that’s exactly the kind of person you are. Why do I say that? Because you’re here. The only reason people read this blog is because they have a progressive attitude toward personal growth. That being the case, I have a question for you. What areas of your life would you like to focus on improving?
Targeting specific areas for improvement
There are several reasons why it’s important to identify a specific areas in your life that you want to focus on improving. First of all, personal development does not happen by accident. In order to improve in some areas of your life, you first need to identify what that area is.
The field of personal development takes in a lot of territory. It’s much easier to make noticeable progress by concentrating your efforts on only a few select areas. A key ingredient to success is focus, which requires that you purposely limit your efforts to these select areas. Once you identify these areas and give them special priority, you automatically prime yourself for success.
Let’s work together toward your personal development
My goal is to help you to quickly transform the quality of your life in the areas that matter most to you. To accomplish that, I need to know what areas are of greatest concern to you personally. I started Advanced Life Skills specifically for this purpose. Obviously, the more input I get from you the easier it is for me to provide the information you need.
It’s easy for me to continue to write articles about subjects that I’m interested in, but there’s no guarantee that I’ll cover the information that matters most to you. I can do keyword research to find subjects that rank well in Google, but that’s not my main objective. My main objective is to add value to your life.
Help me help you!
Today, I am appealing to you to share your greatest concerns, so that I can be of assistance. I really want to focus on the information that’s truly important to you. Advanced Life Skills is founded on the concept of sharing. Sharing is a two-way street. When you take the time to share your concerns with me, it puts me in a much better position to share real world solutions with you.
There are two ways you can do this. One way is to talk about what subjects you would like to see addressed by leaving a comment below. The other way is to use the contact form to send me a private message. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your concerns in a comment, please feel free to contact me directly.
We are a personal development community
We all benefit from a mutual exchange of thoughts and ideas. I want Advanced Life Skills to be a valuable resource for your personal development journey, not just another self-improvement blog. Your feedback, opinions, insights, and expressions mean a great deal to me.
Please accept my invitation to work together, so that we can be a true, interactive, personal development community.
What area of personal development is your top priority?
What kind of personal development articles do you enjoy?
The lines are open and you have my attention!