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What is the benefit of having self development goals?

I've read recently that self development goals are an important part of improving one’s life. It was written that personal development training courses are useful in setting self development goals. What are the perks of establishing self development goals? What are the different sources for me to collect personal development ideas? Are there some websites from where I can collect tips on personal development? Do you know some good online courses which I can pursue along with my studies? How are these courses helpful in my career in future?

Samantha Barber

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Zach Chandler on February 6, 2018

Well, very few people define the term personal development though it is commonly used these days. In simple terms, personal development involves exploring oneself to better understand one’s own abilities, disabilities, and passions, and bring a balance between them by altering what needs to be altered so that one is able to use one’s capabilities in future situations in a better way. Personal development goal involves making a plan regarding what needs to be changed and improved.

Well, there are many benefits of self development goals. Firstly, it gives self-awareness. This self-awareness is the basic requirement for personal development. You will be able to gain a better insight of who you are: your wishes, values, likes, dislikes, and so on. This knowledge can be useful in setting a goal that is more productive. Secondly, a personal development goal offers a feeling of direction since you’re aware of exactly what you want to achieve and the course of action required reaching there. This self direction allows you to channel your energy properly. Thirdly, once you know exactly what you are looking for, you can easily identify which task will give you the best result you expect with the resources you have.

In addition, having a personal development goal gives you more motivation in whatever you do since you know that the task is helping you get closer to your target. Once you know the benefit of what you are doing, you will be more motivated to do it. Some other benefits are more resilience, and better relationships.

There are many courses on personal development to help you, both offline and online. Here is a list of some online courses which will provide you with ideas for personal development. The list I have provided here contains courses from renowned universities which are available entirely online. I think you should start your search from coursera, an online platform offering excellent courses from various universities like University of California, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, McMaster University, and many more. To know more about the courses, you can read this

If you are not satisfied with the list, you can go to edX, another well-reputed online education provider with excellent courses from various universities in its array. Before finalizing, you can also try Udemy, Udacity, Lynda, and General Assembly.

Noel Byrd2 years ago

I took a personal development training course from edX online learning platform. Its name was Career Development: Skills for Success from Fullbridge. In the course, I learned how to inventory my professional skills and interests to build a career roadmap. Moreover, there were lessons on effective communication and collaboration with colleagues, dealing with complex workplace problems, and data visualization. By spending four weeks on this course, I was able to get a certificate from Fullbridge. I don’t know if this course suits your qualification and purpose. Anyway, there are many such courses from Fullbridge offered thorugh edX platform. To know
more about them, you can go here

Later on, I realized that the course was very useful not only as a certificate to show my learning, but as a number of lessons which were useful in real workplace settings. It made me a better and more productive employee. Now, I have the feeling that I am more self-aware and able to function more effectively. Thanks to Fullbridge.

Charles McAlear2 years ago

You can check for a variety of personal development training courses. This online platform fitted to my needs because it focuses on offering skills intended to complement other areas of a person’s expertise and helping one to work on their weaknesses, it is not that you are going back for another degree to learn technical things. My main area of weakness was time and stress management. I could hardly accomplish all the responsibilities as required by my employer. It was very hard for me to balance my personal life and work. After setting self development goals, I can now manage my time properly, and I always feel as if I have more hours after completing all my responsibilities at  work. 

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