It is so easy to get caught up in day-to-day work, bills and family life. Among all this noise it is easy to forget about personal development and what our long term goals really are. If you are in this situation, take the time to sit down and think about your short term and long term goals. What are your goals and how are the goals tracking?
Asking yourself the above questions is important in order to continue accelerating your personal growth and to avoid getting stuck in a rut.
There are plenty of fantastic ways to ensure you are accelerating your personal growth in your chosen career. Continuous learning and education is vital to improving your personal growth and your job prospects.
Ways to accelerate your personal growth include:
If you are considering increasing your skills you might look into further studies within your profession such as completing your Masters or PhD. This can be time-consuming but can also lead to more job possibilities and/or promotion opportunities.
Short courses can be a great way to pursue something new, give yourself a new angle or boost your current position. Short Courses also provide flexibility to learn in a formal environment if completing a Masters or PhD does not suit your current commitments.
There are also other professional skills, aside from education, to consider when accelerating your personal growth. You may have been developing these skills at school, university, through your social activities and/or at work. These constantly developing skills are known as interpersonal skills, soft skills or work-related skills. There are hundreds of skills which are categorised under this area. A few of the most popular interpersonal skills are communication, team work, time management, leadership and problem solving.
Professional development is also a core coaching module of NotedCareers career management programs.
Goal setting around your career is important. Setting career objectives is the first step to draw up an effective career strategy, hence, a targeted job search strategy. When creating career objectives setting both long term and short term objectives is important. The objectives should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely.
Setting attainable goals with a realistic time frame is a good place to start and you might also consider some professional career planning.
Setting your goals might be easy but neglecting and forgetting about the goals is also easy. Reviewing your goals regularly will help you stay motivated and on-task to achieve your goals.
Keeping a record of your goals, your achievements, your timeline as well as your adjusted goals is a good habit. A good practice will start with keeping a record of your job applications to review your progress and be well-prepared at any time.
Avoid Stagnation, Take Action
Once you feel yourself falling into a rut of unhappiness you are probably having very little personal growth. Stagnation can make your career and personal life feel dull or meaningless. When this happens, get planning again and be motivated to make a change that will help you move upwards, rather than staying in the same place.
You can accelerate your personal growth in a variety of ways to ensure you are always on your way up. It can be hard to do this on your own but thankfully, you can seek advice on accelerating your personal growth with NotedCareers. Based in Melbourne, we offer career management services to ensure you are motivated to upskill or move onto a new career entirely.
Start fast-tracking your personal growth today. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.