With the new year almost here, it’s a good time to make an updated personal development plan. A personal development plan is a simple way to define what you’d like to do on a regular basis across personal, family, professional, and community categories.
Here are some example categories and items for a 3 Year Personal Development Plan:
Workout 2x per week
Meditate 2x per week
20 tennis matches per year
10 rounds of golf per year
2 cool sporting events per year
Financial savings (size defined for each year)
Spouse date night every week
Dinner as a family 5x per week
Quarterly week-long vacation
Company size (size defined for each year)
Read one book per month
1 workshop/learning event per quarter
2 conferences per year
6 trips per year
Donate $X per year
2 non-profit boards
Volunteer X hours per month
This format provides structure and personal accountability that is fairly broad while well defined. If you don’t have a personal development plan, I’d recommend making one using this format.
What else? What are some more thoughts on a personal development plan?