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  • Mar
    b4contact asked:

    I define personal development in this case when the work you do is something that helps you grow as a professional and individual.
    Working for money is normally when someone works something that is not necessary what you like but helps you to get your economic goals.

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  • Mar
    Liam McCauley asked:

    Personal development and growth are important paths to becoming more successful in every area of life. A business, a career and a personal life can all be made more successful and more fulfilling with some personal improvements. No matter what a person’s success level, there are always improvements that can result in a happier and more productive life.

    Personal Development Goals

    One of the fundamental steps of personal development is setting goals. Some people find any goals and goal stages helpful to keep them on track for success. Other people prefer to make several larger goals to strive toward in order to avoid feeling too constricted by more numerous, smaller goals. Some people choose both, making a series of smaller goals that lead to an overall larger achievement.

    Improve Self Motivation by Using Affirmations

    Telling yourself something that you want to believe or to make happen is a positive affirmation that can be used to improve your self motivation. Much of our self determination and motivation comes simply from how we feel about ourselves and our abilities. Repeating personal affirmations can help to instill that self confidence.

    To decide on the best affirmations to use, think about the skills and abilities you need to perform many of the business tasks that are helpful to your career. If you believe that you aren’t good at any of these skills, create an affirmation to improve your confidence. Repeat the affirmation several times a day until you believe that they are true.

    With better self confidence, the excuses that can hamper motivation will become fewer and further between. Many problems with self motivation often stem from simply having too little confidence that the tasks can actually be completed well. Believing that you have the abilities needed means there is no reason to put off attempting to complete the needed tasks.

    Paths to Empowerment

    For anyone who is seeking to improve self confidence and motivation, there is no one way to find the empowerment desired. People need to evaluate their long-term and short-term goals and think about how they could best become empowered. For some people, seeing some initial successes is the only thing that will make them feel empowered. For others, having the self confidence to tackle anything they want to do is the best path.

    To find out what your best path to empowerment is, think about your personal development goals and how you motivate yourself. The things that make you feel good, confident and strong are the things that help empower you to do your best. Using those paths to empowerment can help you to achieve your personal development goals. And with goals achieved, self confidence continues to grow and allow the achievement of bigger goals.

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  • Mar
    Dwayne Gilbert asked:

    The final element we need to discuss in this series is the element of void. Void really has no traits of it’s own except for one, freedom. Void is the ability to adapt and use what means are necessary to get the results we are shooting for. Void is about a freedom that very few people ever begin to realize in their lives, and I hope that this will help open your eyes to the potential that is out there for you to realize freedom in all areas of your life for yourself.

    Void is about freedom. I heard a great teacher use this example once. If you only have one option for any given situation, you are a robot. Machines and robots do one thing, and one thing only. This is not freedom. If you only have two options for any given situation then you have a dilemma. This or that. If you have three or more options for any given situation you begin to approach freedom. Options, and having as many of them as possible, is what freedom is all about. Take food in our society for example. There is never an issue when it comes to food in America because we have so many options. Only when money is tight and we only have two things in our refrigerator and don’t want either of them do we feel limited. If you had your choice of absolutely anything right now, regardless of what it was, in any area of your life, would that not feel like true freedom? Learning to understand and apply the concepts of these different elements begins to give you options for dealing with anything in life as well as getting anything. That, is true freedom. Freedom is not given to us by laws or by another person, it is given to us by ourselves.

    The ability to know which element is appropriate for any given situation to get the best results is crucial when it comes to applying these strategies. The better you get at shifting from one strategy to another the better the results you will begin to get in your life. This also applies to bringing these elements into ourselves and using those energies to get the results we want. The problem is that most people come from only one option. Take this for example. When most people get mad, they use one of four basic responses. They clam up and stand their ground. They will become completely apologetic and try to sooth the situation. They will attack what is being said relentlessly until you back down. Or they will withdraw and snap back with what they think is a logical response.

    Now these are all negative ways of dealing with anger or a stressful situation based on the four elements, but what if you were able to pick and choose the positive response from any one of the four elements. What if you could firmly hold your ground and with a clam, cool, collected tone look someone right in the eye and tell them that right now is not the time and it has to wait. Maybe you could listen very carefully to what is being presented looking for the weaknesses in the presentation and then attack those weaknesses. A fire response would be to instantly turn on the energy and let the person know that this very moment is not the moment they are going to win and if they want to continue then fine, but you recommend they let it be until another time. An appropriate wind response would be to show compassion for their side of the story. Listen closely and with complete understanding. When they have shifted toward a more positive emotional state, then you can carefully and very tactfully present your side of the story and discuss why they feel the way they do.

    Learning to give yourself options opens up a world of opportunity. Just the four ways of responding above could open a whole new world for you when used in the right circumstances. There are times and people that each of the above responses are appropriate where another response would only make the matter worse. Learn to recognize these times and which one works best where, and you will begin to discover what real balance and freedom are. After all, a positive balance from a position of freedom and options is one of the most liberating places anyone can get to.

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