mark_twain_11 Twenty years from now


If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

A Personal Development Plan can be equated to a roadmap that one has that helps them attain or achieve goals. It is a life plan for those that truly understand that if one fails to plan, they plan to fail. So how is yours working for you?

Anyone who desires to be whole–spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially, educationally, relationally,  career wise, and in all aspects of life understands the importance of not only having a Personal Development Plan but also working aggressively at it day in and day out to become the person you aspire to be.  So, again I ask, how is yours working for you?

If you, like many people, don’t have one, I encourage you to start today developing your plan. This takes work and often requires visiting on a regular basis to track your progress in developing into the person you see yourself as; the one you know you can become with a lot of faith, work, patience, prayer and tenacity.

Where and How Do I Start?

One of your goals may be to become healthier. Your Personal Development Plan  would first identify where you are health wise by going to your local physician, dentist,  have your eyes examined, a health and nutrition expert, or whoever to help you find out where you currently stand.

Next you would assess where you want and need to go in becoming a healthier you: what exercises you need to do and how often; what your meal plan should look like; whether or not you need to get eyeglasses/contacts or have extensive dental work. All of this is a part of the assessment process.

You would then progress to developing, implementing and continuing your plan to get to your desired level and maintain your newfound health.

The bible tells us to write the vision and make it plain and also that without a vision the people perish. In order to have and maintain a Personal Development Plan, you must have it written down and kept in plain sight as the likelihood of your achieving your goals intensifies by having them written and keeping them before you.

Following similar methods as it relates to any area of your life will get you on the path you seek. By continuing it will ultimately lead to wholeness in all areas of your life.

Take the time to sit down and write out your Personal Development Plan. Don’t look at your spouse, family member, loved ones, friends, or anyone else–this is your plan. As such, it is necessary for you to be self-responsible. Having accountability partners can be good,  and is encouraged, but at the end of the day it is what it is, YOUR Personal Development Plan. So if nobody encourages or supports you as you embark upon your new life, encourage yourself and keep moving forward.

Something to Think About

Let me leave you with this: If not now, when? Who will you place blame on for not becoming the you that you know you were destined to be?  Who or what will you allow to stand in your way? No one can tell you who you were destined to be, no one. At the end of the day, the choice is yours. What will you do with the gift of life you’ve been given? Will you complain about any and everything or will you take steps to be the change you want to see. Everything boils down to choices.


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