The Chinese say, “Continue to learn in the journey of life.” When we continually advance our intellectual and personal development we also invite these powerful benefits.
1-Personal Development helps to keep our mind sharp. Research has shown that the beneficial effects of life-long learning on the brain are many including improving memory, especially as we grow older. Just like our body requires exercise to stay fit, our brain requires exercise to remain healthy. The best way to improve your memory, keep your mind sharp and developing reasoning and cognitive skills is to continually learn something new.
2-Personal Development invites us to gain confidence by taking on the challenge of stepping out of our comfort zone or routine by learning something new. As we continually strive to learn, we become more confident in our ability to learn and to share the information with others. We are then able to gain confidence in our selves, who we are and what we have to offer.
3-Personal Development helps to develop our interpersonal skills. Learning new things occur both while learning independently as well as learning with others that share our same interests. The opportunity to socialize with others while learning can help improve our interpersonal skills. When we are learning, we are engaged in life. Sharing what we know with others enhance our relationships.
4-Personal Development furthers our career opportunities and aspirations. Continuous learning enhances the skills we already have and provides the opportunity to learn a new skill or trade, improving your chances of career growth and advancement. The more you know about your company, the industry, and current events, the more valuable your skills are to any organization.
5-Personal Development increases our ability to communicate by sharpening the skills of reading, listening and writing. These skills are essential to our ability to communicate. Communication is such a vital part of our daily lives. By enhancing these skills, we improve our ability to communicate effectively in our personal and business lives.
Life- long learning opens many doors in our lives. This section of your LifeVision covers both intellectual and personal development.Intellectual Development is the specific things we want to learn in this life. Include in your LifeVision specific academic achievements you would like to accomplish. For example: Graduating from college, obtaining an Advanced degree or a certification are just a few. Learning a foreign language, how to run technical programs on the computer or studying from a compiled reading list are other ideas.
Personal Development is the spice of life. The other sections of the LifeVision are the structure of which we build our lives upon, but personal development and improvement are like the icing on the cake. This is one of the most enjoyable sections of your LifeVision. Here is where we make plans to learn a new instrument, take voice lessons, and learn to paint or draw, write poetry, or enter a photography contest. In this area we can choose to become more organized, learn to speak in public, expand your vocabulary. The possibilities are unlimited. Let your imagination run wild as you open new doors to discover your authentic self.