2015 – The Year of Personal Development

How did you develop as a person in 2014? Do you think you developed at all? I think we are developing as people every minute of every day, some of us notice it and some of us don’t. Some people are trying to develop consciously while for some of you it’s happening without you trying.

I think in order to take control of your life and your world you need to start making conscious development. You need to be able to understand when you are developing and how you are developing. Can you list 5 ways in which you developed or 5 things that you did, that you think developed you as a person in 2014? This list will be different for most people and could feature anything, which you think helped you develop.

Here is mine in no particular order:

1. I got married.
2. I lived a married life.
3. I travelled.
4. I started this blog.
5. I volunteered.

I think these 5 things made me a better person. I think they improved my people skills, my adaptability and helped me really think about my place in the world and the impact I want to have on it. They were a reminder of my passion for putting other people first and helping others.

There are things we can learn and gain from nearly every situation in life that we may find ourselves in. If there are things we want to learn, experience we want to gain or skills we want to acquire we need to put ourselves in positions to get those things.

How do you want to develop as a person in 2015? What are you going to do to gain those developments? Instead of making a list looking back lets make a list looking forward for 2015 and go out and achieve those developments.

Is there a new place you want to live in? Is it a new job you’re after? Do you want to be noticed? Do you want to be better with people? Do you want to get better at a sport? Whatever it is make sure to find out what developments you need to make first, make them and then go after what it is you want to achieve. Even if you don’t end up achieving what you set out to do, the developments you gain and the want to make conscious developments will improve you as a person and set yourself up for future success.

Change Your World

So how is 2015 treating you so far? Did you make any resolutions? If you did – Have you kept to them?

The start of the year is always a tricky time. It is a time where anything is possible to achieve for the year ahead. It’s a time of coming back to work or school after a rest for many so it can take a little while to get back to firing on all cylinders but already you are being forced to think about plans for the year.

I have been thinking about this first blog of the year over the Christmas break, originally I was thinking it would be “Change the World” but on reflection I think the mission for this year should be “Change Your World.”

Thinking about the possibilities for the year ahead can be overwhelming as there are just so many, like if you were to try and think of a way to change the world, it would be overwhelming. On the other hand I believe changing your world is very possible and if lots of people did it we could change the world together.

Your world is something you are very familiar with. Your world is the people you interact with, the issues that affect your daily life and the places in the world that you live in and that you go to. Your world is easily defined and should be something that you could find a way to influence positively.

The great thing about our worlds is that they all overlap with each other in some way. There are many people affected by the same things that you are, many people living in the same area as you and many people that are friends with or work with the same people that are in your world.

You can be a world changer by making your world a better place. By making your world a better place you can make it better for someone else too and you can make their world better at the same time. I am going to make it my mission this year to change my world for the better. I am going to look at my world, think of ways that I can make a difference then go out and do it. If you want to improve your life and the ones of those around you then you need to change your world.

I want 2015 to be the year where your world was changed for the better. So lets get to it people.