Almost all of us go through a formal education up to the age of 17 and many would also enter college or universities for a few more years. Once we begin to work (whether part time or full time), we then encounter a new range of challenges and many a time, we find the need to improve our existing skills or at best acquire additional skills.....
While there are so many types of challenges, we always realize that if we do not embark on developing or equipping ourselves with new or improved skills, we will then face the possibility of not been able to meet new challenges. Hence, the need may very well be there all the time and if we seek to find it, we will soon come across when is the best time to embark on developing oneself. To everyone's surprise, it would have been yesterday, a task that should have been started before today.
Then and again, the end is not today, too. So, if you are already thinking about a personal development program to participate in, please continue to find out more about it and attend it diligently.
For those who are not sure of what to do, then I suggest that thinking about one's future may help to trigger some thoughts or consideration. As an example, if you feel that you are going to retire in a couple of years' time, then thinking about it now may spark some ideas of what you would like to do. Retirement from your existing job may be statutory but many people may not just want to sit at home at age 55 and not do anything whole day long. One may think of taking his current expertise towards sharing with others and hence the focus may be on developing skills that relate to teaching, training and even giving talks related to his expertise.
For those who are much younger, personal development may provide them with a broader range of skills and as such, their working life may have more variations, fun and fulfilling. This is very different from the phrase "a rolling stone gathers no moss". For someone who has a wide range of skills, he would be more adept at surviving any critical career situation. This may mean that there would be more areas to fall back on.
So, have you decided when is your best time for personal development after today?
Written by Stephen Ronee Lau . 5 September 2011
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