Tag Archives: Beliefs

Goal setting guidelines – running shoes optional

In previous posts I’ve shared frameworks, models and concepts around goal setting. I have another process-oriented framework to share in this post. This utilises elements of other concepts and adds to them. As I’ve said in previous posts, there is … Continue reading

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Goals: 10 principles of effective goal setting

I’ve previously summarised the research into goal setting. This post serves as a reminder and pulls out the key elements of that research into a bullet-point list. I hope it serves as a useful prompt in your busy lives. Here … Continue reading

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Positive Affirmations – A foundation personal development tool

In my post describing the Four Plus Three personal development framework, I indicated that one of my favoured personal development techniques is the use of positive affirmations. In this post I will discuss their benefits, the pitfalls many fall into … Continue reading

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The Four-Plus-Three Personal Development Framework

In this post I will describe the framework I developed some years ago to help me better understand personal development. I wanted to visualise the stages of personal development and some of the factors impacting the journey. Needing to create … Continue reading

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Developing a reflective practice – the route to self-awareness through dialogue

Academics in the social sciences often speak of the need to develop a reflective practice. In this post I discuss my thoughts on what it is to be a reflective practitioner and how dialogue plays its part. I will then … Continue reading

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What is Personal Development?

I think it is important to ask this question. The thinking that unfolds below may help you focus on why you are on the journey you are on and whether it is the right one for you right now. I … Continue reading

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Life Purpose – predetermined or predisposed?

I’m wary of using the phrase ‘life purpose’ because it is often assumed to be somehow divinely or genetically predetermined. Genetic predetermination actually holds some credibility for me, but more of that in a minute. Let’s first look at divine … Continue reading

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