Personal development is a lifelong process of knowing yourself and your potential to live in a better way.
This Coronavirus Pandemic shouldn’t be an obstacle in developing your personal skills.
As our thinking changes as we get older, we have to make sure it’s on the right track.
It is the only way to accept failures and reinforce ourselves.
So, let’s dive into the different stages of life and how you could develop yourself during them.
- The Learning Phase: Before Your 20s
- Time to Explore: Your 20s
- Busy Busy Busy: Your 30s
- Planning for Your Retirement: Your 40s
- Sharing With Care: Your 50s
- Living With Fullest: During 60s and After
The Learning Phase: Before Your 20s
Are you excited to explore Personal Development steps?
Cheers! You are on the right track to commence a successful trip.
When we are in school, our daily circle lies within friends, relatives, and family. We are busy with schooling, playing with friends, and enjoying ourselves.
As this is the starting phase in your life, you have to make it strong.
“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
START exploring the inner person behind YOU. Yes, there are lots to come into your life. And these become reasons for you to know who you are. If you don’t know who you are, you probably won’t know about other people as well.
So, keep on Investing In Yourself.
How often do you prefer reading books?
Not often? Then, start reading books. When you are reading books, you are not only learning what the author has to say. You are reading their experiences with every turn of the page. You get to know about the obstacles the author had faced and how they dealt with them.
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
Top Books Recommendation:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Visualize yourself accomplishing life goals. Yes, it is true. When you design your goals from an early age, you’re definitely going to make it happen.
Establishing good relations with friends is the other platform for your personal development. So keep your friend circle fresh and living.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Time to Explore: Your 20s
This age period is where you get a chance to imply what you have learned from an early age.
It’s the most energetic and dynamic period but also a vulnerable one where lots of thoughts strike the mind.
Many fall for what is commonly known as the ‘Millennials Problem’.
Did you miss out on the personal development topic before your 20?
No worries! You still have a lot of time to catch on, and this is the perfect platform to start.
You are already in a state of self-awareness. What you need to do is to bring your goals into life by working on it.
In this age group, we face lots of rush and stress, don’t we?
In such a time of adversity, try to find ways to relieve your stresses. I have found myself relieved from difficulties by keeping a journal and writing gratitudes every day.
Furthermore, I currently started mapping my goal as suggested in the book Goal Mapping by Brian Mayne. In Goal Mapping, I draw goals into a certain template. Then I divide it into subdivisions with my reason to achieve these goals.
Bringing my goals into physical paper has brought a profound impact on me.
At this age, you may confront lots of distractions. Some of you are worried about How to Earn Money while some might be trying to fix their broken relationships.
To troubleshoot, you need to be able to find your major strengths and weaknesses. You need to understand your core values.
Create a list of things to do every day but don’t be too strict to yourself.
Before sleeping, review whether you have completed all your tasks. If yes, great! If no, then why no? You may want to keep it as your To-do for tomorrow.
Moreover, write down your daily achievement and tell it to your closest one. After all, “Everything that is not shared is lost”.
The only reason most of us face difficulties is that we don’t bother to understand the problem. Rather, we are becoming the victim and letting us be so.
Let’s learn from the Top Personal development influencers who even in the time of adversity keep themselves positive. The steps they have taken to confront problems are very applicable to us.
Busy Busy Busy: Your 30s
Most of us in this age group start our new family. We are busy finding ways to keep our family prosperous and earn to secure our children’s education.
Likewise, a lot of us are concerned about getting promoted in our company.
In such a hectic time, trying to maintain a perfect balance in professional and personal life may feel exhausting.
So how can we find the time for our personal growth?
It’s completely in our hands to do it. We can reinforce our developmental process.
To name a few, starting the day with exercise, doing regular meditation, visiting our friends, and reading self-help books have a lot to rejuvenate yourself. Alongside, we may consider saving money for future preferences.
What is better than taking initiative by now onwards?
Planning for your Retirement: Your 40s
You have now entered the midlife. A lot of us are thinking about saving up for retirement at this point, aren’t we?
The area where you need to keep balance is in your relationship. Spend your time with people who you love the most and ignore what others have to say. Leave all the worries behind and start every new day with special positive thinking.
But, to ease the living, we need to have some amount of cash. Still don’t have enough money?
You might consider investing as you don’t have to invest more energy in this. Doing research about How to Invest as Per Your Age Group is the first step to flourish from investment.
It’s true that life may not go according to your plan. If so then, why let time go without bringing much impact on our goals?
The only way to endeavor into a prosperous life is to grow your personal skills. You need to understand that all flowers in the garden don’t bloom together.
So, give time to yourself and try to understand the changes.
Sharing With Care: Your 50s
You might be surprised how fast time passes by. The more you share your experiences with people, the more you experience happiness. Sharing your learning helps to establish good relations with people.
Why not make friends of our age and discuss our achievements?
From now onwards, whenever we see people in the park, let’s talk to them and establish a friendly environment.
I remember my grandma saying to me“ It feels like you were born yesterday and now look, you are going to be in your 20s and I am in my old age.”
I used to wonder why she was motivating me all the time. She even told me not to miss the chance in life as the opportunities lie in every corner. I am impressed by her positive attitude to accept whatever comes in her life. Even today, she shares her experience with many people.
You’re eager to share experiences from life with the true spirit of caring people. In that, you could find joy in your living.
So, let’s find happiness in our lives and empower others with a positive mentality.
“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
Living With Fullest: During 60s and After
Unfolding many needs of life, you have manifested the great living of your time.
You have done a lot for the betterment of your society, the betterment of your child’s future, and for the improvement of your personal life as well.
You have traveled through the long journey of life and it’s time for you to enjoy your retirement. But still, some of you might be working in different places. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, just keep yourself happy. It’s not required to prove others, but it is wonderful to improve your mindset.
It does matter for you to maintain your health.
Don’t regret the chances you missed earlier. You have done a great job! Your closed ones are proud of what you have done.
Also, why deteriorate our health worrying about your past?
You can live through the beautiful moment of your past and see ahead of the future to open up a successful path. Forget about what bad happened to you earlier, rejoice the beautiful moment.
That’s how you develop your personal skills which even don’t need much effort.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
Despite differences in age, activities such as regular meditation and exercise play a major role to shape our growth.
I have been Meditating for more than a year. It is helping me to start my day with positive thoughts. Better yet, doing Exercise, and stretching my body has maintained my health.
There is no boundary of age in this. If you haven’t started yet, keep yourself out of the illusion of your age.
It is better to start than not to start at all.
So in which age group does you lie? Are you happy with your current situation? If not, then how would you like to develop yourself?
Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. We’d be glad to hear from you.