As part of my MBA studies, I had to answer this question: What personal development means to you….. so I thought I share it with you and hear your definitions of it as well.
The scientific definition of personal development is:
“Personal development should be seen as a constant process involving enhancement and development of abilities, skills and knowledge in order for the individual to achieve their full potential. The acquisition of essential skills and knowledge as part of a self-development programme is essential to the professionalism by which work is undertaken and whose resultant job satisfaction will have a positive impact on both the organisation and the individual.
Personal development planning is a structured and supported process, undertaken by an indivisual to reflect upon their learning performance and/or achievement and to plan their personal education and career development”
What I wrote as an answer to this question is:
Personal Development from my point of view means:
1- Everyone should evaluate himself to know his weaknesses and strengths. With the aim to develop on the strengths and work on the weaknesses to improve his skills. In that we should be very honest if we really want to achieve.
Personal development from my point of view means a lot of things:
- Everyone should evaluate himself to know his weaknesses and strengths. With the aim to develop on the strengths and work on the weaknesses to improve his skills. In that we should be very honest if we really want to achieve.
- Everyone should know very well what interests him most and what he is most happy at doing and work on developing a career that is focused on these interest zones.
- It means you should be honest with yourself in knowing what you can and can’t do and what you will and won’t do. And of course understanding the difference between both.
Personal development is a never ending process that a person goes into to keep enhancing his capabilities, attitudes and personal traits to reflect on both his personal life and career. Even in a marriage I believe personal development can help resolve marital issues, because you evaluate your own traits and work on enhancing the parts of you that cause the friction in the relation.
Part of self development is improving your knowledge and education and to believe that education never ends. The more you know, the more you will realize that you need to know more.
Also personal development means to me how you can make yourself adopt to facts of life and to be able to accept them happily. Some people might have certain inabilities or certain family troubles, accepting them and living with them and achieving the most in your life nevertheless is an integral part of self development.