Personal Development: Learning And Adaptation ( 1)


But, you must be willing to learn more. You cannot just stop learning, developing and equipping yourself, simply because the world and immediate environment where you operate continues to evolve and change very rapidly. And, while adaptation to these changes may be good, there is no alternative for your proactive utilisation of the changes to compel positive changes in your sphere of influence and ultimately make them work to your advantage. That is the major aim of personal development. Personal development of course involves significant improvement in your personal awareness and self identity to the point of personal motivation to develop talents and potential, in order to further build your all-round capacity. It is a commitment to continuous personal development that facilitates the realization of dreams and aspirations, as well as enhancement of your quality of life. Imagine what happens to a person that can improve his or her self esteem, personal skills or talents, wealth creation abilities, spiritual development, social abilities, technical competencies, relationships, personal enthusiasm, general optimism etc? Without a doubt, there would be greater personal confidence displayed, as the person manifests the three essentials of a great lifestyle: Joy, Achievement and Fulfillment (JAF). The truth is that every one of us can seek and achieve personal development.

How to plan your personal development at college

Developing your self signals a willingness to take responsibility for your own learning; explore your feelings; understand all that influences you; respond to career changes; welcome changes; and set aside time to reflect and develop Through gaining an awareness of self through personal development planning, you will be in a better position to assess whether there is an appropriate fit between your self and your occupational role. This constitutes an important discovery because sometimes the way we behave in our roles (in academia or work) is preconceived and reflective of how we think we should behave from our perceptions (real or imagined) of others in that role. Rather, what we should be doing is getting to know ourselves and developing our own professional style in relation to our role. The relationship between PDP and the world of work So how does the process of PDP forge a link between academia and the modern-day workplace? The world of work is constantly changing and individuals are expected to be multi-skilled, and approach tasks in a multi-faceted manner. Organisations are demanding employees who are flexible and adaptable. Nowadays, employers expect employees to understand their own performance and to know how to adapt to meet times of increased workload, stressful situations or conditions of change. The crux of the matter is that employees are expected to respond well to change. Whilst some employers offer training and coaching to assist employees, it is more typical for employers to expect employees to come equipped to manage both their own performance and the performance of others.


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