[Research Paper] Making the Change to Discover the New and Improved Qualities in You
by Vernida Johnson
Master Personal Development Coach, UCI
Personal development on many levels can help improve the inner being. When people feel good about themselves, they are able to reach new height in their lives. Personal development will help a person to be more confident, acknowledge self-awareness, achieve personal goals and will help them to take an overall look at their inner being to help promote self-satisfaction.
What is personal development? Personal development is defined as a lifelong process. It’s a way for people to access their skills and qualities, consider and set goals to make life changes in order to realize and maximize their true potential. There are many problems that a personal development plan can solve. People may want to better themselves by improving self-confidence, self-esteem, building confidence, obtaining goals and the list goes on.
How can a personal development plan help people better themselves? Everyone has their own perception of how they want to develop themselves. Each developmental plan is specifically designed for people on an individual basis because each person has different expectations. Personal development will help a person grow into a happier human being because they will have set goals and boundaries that they can implement into their life for self-satisfaction. Personal development will help people regarding self-improvement and they will be able to concentrate in the areas of their life that will help them to reach goals and obtain wanted desires in life.
It is stated in an article written by August Turak titled “What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development” is that personal development is assumed to be done to achieve success as in a career. Personal development is all about the person. When a person feels like there is something that is preventing them from growth, self-improvement or just enhancing certain areas in their lives, they began to seek solutions. They start to explore ways of becoming a better person. Personal development can began as early as the age of 6 but as the person gets older, that is when the challenges of self being get intense and it becomes important in our lives. When a person is trying to develop a personal development plan for self-improvement, they need to utilize the following steps.
- Come into the plan with a positive mindset. Having a positive mindset will keep you encouraged and motivated. It will also help you to stay focused on what matters most to you and staying strong enough to not let nothing get in your way.
- Know the specifics of what you want to develop within yourself. Identify what it is that your desire. Know specifics of these desires. Don’t just state what you want but also state why you want it. Once you state the desire, you need to know what you will do with it. Knowing the specific will help you lay the foundation of your plan.
- Once your plan is in place, began to work on it every day. No matter how busy you are, remember that you never get too busy to work on yourself, your plan or your goals. Even if it is little as 5 to 15 minutes, at least you worked on it and you moved a few steps closer to success.
It is stated that coaching services can help a person’s career direction and development or for personal fulfillment or life change.  Coaching can help in many aspects of a person’s life whether it is professional or personal. Coaching teaches self-awareness and it helps people reach goals that they may have thought was impossible to reach. Vernida Johnson’s Life Coaching Services will help you reach your goals by assessing what your desires are in life and help to guide and encourage you to be successful in those goals. We will be with you every step of the way on your journey. Through our coaching techniques, we will help you identify what you want to achieve and support you in every way to be a success.
Some people may feel that you need a lot of money to have a coach. That is not a true fact. Many times, if you do not have the full amount, you can make payments in installments. Some may believe that a coach gives advice to the client and that is not true. A coach is there to motivate, encourage and help guide you to your destiny. With the guidance of a coach, you will find that it is possible to reach your goals and your dreams.
There are many things that may get in the way of you being successful in a coaching program. Time, work, children, finance, daily distractions, patience and more. The biggest limitation I feel could be you. If there is something that you truly want, you will climb the highest mountain to get it, to succeed and excel at it. Nothing can or will stop you if you are serious about the matter.
Personal development can help achieve many things in life because it starts with the core source and that is the person. It is a plan that is structured to develop and enhance the qualities of a person and to improve on self-worth. Personal development is not only to help with careers but it also helps in personal lives. It touches every aspect of your life. The steps given in this report if used daily will help you to identify your inner most desires of self-improvement and become very successful in achieving your goals.
 “What is Personal Development” Skills You Need. Retrieved December 1, 2014
 “What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development”, Turak, August
 “Life Coaching and Personal Coaching” Business Balls. Retrieved December 1, 2014