Personal Development Goals

By Simona Rich

If you are not sure what kind of personal development goals you can set for yourself, here is the list that will help you decide. It contains many examples of self improvement goals in the areas of spirituality, productivity, health, relationships and personal fulfilment.

Personal Development Goals about Spirituality

  • Read 5 spiritual books
  • Meditate
  • Stop eating meat
  • Do A Course in Miracles exercises
  • Learn about universal laws
  • Listen to my intuition
  • Ask the universe for guidance
  • Write the list of things I’m grateful for
  • Love others unconditionally
  • Donate 10% of my income

Personal Development Goals about Productivity

  • Finish a work project in 15 days
  • Develop a more efficient way to check my emails
  • Make 20 sales calls a day
  • Write 5 posts a week
  • Apply 80/20 principle to my work
  • Fully focus on one task at a time
  • Accomplish more in less time
  • Organise all the paperwork to easily find what’s needed
  • Read a productivity book
  • Go to a seminar to increase my productivity

Self Growth Goals about Health

  • Exercise five days a week
  • Eat healthy food
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Meditate
  • Do regular health checks
  • Try alternative healing methods
  • Read health books
  • Start a health journal
  • Lose weight
  • Go to a spa

Personal Development Goals about Relationships

  • Learn to understand others better
  • Find a partner
  • Treat my partner better
  • Visit my family more often
  • Become the person worth a better relationship
  • End my relationship
  • Learn about how to build lasting relationships
  • Help others without asking anything in return
  • Become a valuable to society person
  • Be only around happy people

Self Improvement Goals about Personal Fulfilment

  • Find my life’s purpose
  • Spend more time on my hobbies
  • Find work I truly enjoy
  • Seek inner peace
  • Learn to find a meaning and lesson in every person and situation
  • Try to be present as much as possible
  • Control my emotions
  • Entertain only good thoughts in my mind
  • See only good in others
  • See the perfection of everything in this world

Hopefully this list of personal development goals will give you ideas of what goals you can set for yourself.

If you are still struggling with coming up with personal development goals, here’s what you should do:

1. Go to a place where you won’t be disturbed.

2. Identify the area of your life you would like to change most.

3. Identify the things in that area of life you are least satisfied with.

4. Come up with ways to improve those aspects.

5. Set a definite personal development goal together with a plan of how to achieve it.

Further Advice on Personal Development Goals

Your personal development goal can be anything that improves your personality/body/health in some way. Such self growth goals can include other people or be only about you. However know that if your goals include other people, you cannot affect them directly because every person has a free will. So the best thing to do is to set goals that you can fully control.

For example, if you decide that your self improvement goal is to lose weight, such goal is good because you are the only force that impacts your weight. But if you set a goal for some particular person to like you, you don’t have full control of that goal. Of course, if you improve your personality that person might as well start liking you, but this depends only on that person therefore you cannot guarantee the final result.

Some self growth goals can seem overwhelming – they are the ones that you know would take a long time to achieve or there’s a lot of work involved. If you have such goals, you should make them look more achievable by taking them apart into smaller, more manageable steps.

For example, if you have a goal to earn a large income, you can go about such goal this way:

1. Set a time period for a goal to be achieved (e.g. 12 months).

2. For each month set specific steps you should take to start earning a bit more income.

3. Each month you should aim for the higher income until your desired income is achieved.

Using this method no personal development goal will seem too big to achieve.


One Response to “Personal Development Goals”
  1. Clay says:

    Great idea to share some examples of goals! A lot of people come to me with the willingness to work on self-improvement, but they have no clear idea of the concrete resolutions they could start with.

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