Personal development is a hot topic these days. With many people giving up on the same old same old and pursuing a better life, the supply of “how to” manuals on personal development can be overwhelming.
But before you dive in to the sea of personal development plans, there’s something very important you must consider—you!
There is no one personal development plan that fits everyone.
I can’t even begin to tell you the number of people who incorrectly believe they know themselves.
As a personal growth coach and a Christian counselor I’ve seen thousands of people and not one in my many years of practice actually knew herself well enough to build a solid foundation to live her dream life.
That’s why all of my sessions with my clients begin with a series of personality and temperament tests to help determine who they are, how they think, how they’re wired, how they communicate, what motivates them, and how they process information.
So before you set out to develop new habits, set new goals or develop a new plan, consider these three crucial areas to your success:
I could go on but you see how different each of us can be. You may be trying hard to be the next Tony Robbins when in fact you were more gifted to be the next Beethoven.
Once you have a solid understand of these key factors, then and only then can you begin to build your dream on a solid foundation. Otherwise you will likely be building on sinking sands because every new fad or technique that comes out will shift your foundation until it becomes so unstable that it can’t stand.