By Arouba Iftikhar

Personal Development

Personal development is a lifelong process. It helps individual to develop talents and potential, to improve awareness, to assess skills and qualities and build human capabilities. It is essential for every person, whatever he or she age is. Personal development is also helpful to enhance skills and personalities in other people.

Different activities that are mentioned in Personal development;

  • Improving self-awareness
  • Improving self-knowledge
  • Improving skills and/or learning new ones
  • Building or renewing self-esteem
  • Developing strengths or talents
  • Improving a career
  • Identifying or improving potential
  • Building employability
  • Enhancing lifestyle, the quality of life and time-management
  • Improving health
  • Improving wealth or social status
  • Fulfilling aspirations
  • Initiating a life enterprise
  • Defining personal development plans
  • Improving social relations or emotional intelligence
  • Develop  motivations and self actualization in individuals.

Why Personal development is Important?

Personal development is essential because it remove your weakness, motivate you to do better , develop your strength and boost your confidence and life goals.

Maslow (1970) suggests that

 “All individuals have an in-built need for personal development which occurs through a process called self-actualisation”.

Self actualization means that the needs or desires to reach full potential as a unique human being. Maslow said that when one or lower level of need is satisfied then person move to the higher needs.

Our basic needs are food, rest, air, water and reproduction etc. These are called physiological needs.

How a person can develop himself ?

I have a strong feelings to do much better in my daily life. About 1 year ago I realized that there was nothing more meaningful than to pursue a life of development and betterment. So I try to do better as I can. For  my self improvement I start teaching in this way I learn different things which I didn’t know and I also improve my self by different ways, not only by teaching but  I also do different things . I’m very passionate about personal growth. Passion is very necessary if anyone have a passion then nothing be impossible.

“Whenever we think we are good, we can be even better”.

Here are some activities which you can do in daily life

Read the articles and Research papers

Make a habbit to read some articles and research papers which are related to you. This will helpful for you like increase your knowledge etc and you will feed your brain for more reading.

Take up a new course

Courses are the best way to gain knowledge and skills. You can also take the online courses through internet at your home. You can also attend seminars and workshops to gain experience.

Create an Inspirational room

A good environment can change your mood and tone. Try to make the inspirational room for yourself .Change your room settings this will inspire you.

Overcome your fear

All of us have fears. Fear of uncertainty, fear of public speaking, fear of risks. All our fears keep us in the same position and prevent us from growing. Daily try to speak in front of mirror and also participate in different function activities.

Do exercise daily

A better for you to start yourself in better physical shape. Exercise will make you healthy, fresh and active. On the other hand Running, walking and jogging are also effective for human beings.

Acknowledge your flaws

Everyone has flaws. What’s most important is to understand them, acknowledge them, and address them.

Quiet a bad habit

No one is fully perfect so try to quiet the bad habits. It is difficult but try, and remember one things all the bad habits are harmful for us like smoking, Nail biting, Oversleeping, Not exercising and Being late.

Avoid negative people

In our surrounding different thinking of people are exist so avoid them. But some places where you can’t avoid, such as at your workplace, or when the person is part of your inner circle of contacts so Learn how to deal with them.

Learn from your friends

Everyone has amazing, funny and good friends but all have different qualities. It’s up to you how we want to tap into them. With all the friends who surround you, they are going to have things you can learn from.

Help other people and show kindness

Try and think about the other people. All have feelings, emotions and self respect. Help and respect the needy people as much as you can but don’t show off.

Learn new Things

Learn new things like new languages, culture and traditional etc because this will be fruitful to adjust you at any place or with any person.

Pick up new hobby

Beyond just your usual favorite hobbies,it will also be productive to pick up new hobbies like pottery, cooking, baking , dancing, gardening ,web designing etc.