Feb, 2020

4 Reasons Why Personal Development is Good for your Career

4 Reasons Why Personal Development is Good for your CareerBecause no one is born perfect, we always seek ways to develop and improve ourselves. Life progresses and we always have to find ways to adapt to changing environments and a variety of circumstances. After all, personal growth and development is crucial not only to our personal lives but it can also give us some personal gains. But what is personal development anyway?

 Personal development is the process of self-improvement so that a person becomes stronger, more confident, and more effective in various areas or aspects of their life. If you think about it, it’s a bit difficult to find the points where personal and professional development meet. However, the reality is that a person’s career success tremendously relies on how he is as an individual as well as the things he can bring to the table.

Here’s why personal development is crucial in helping you get ahead in your career.

It helps build emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence is what enables a person to work harmoniously with other people. It is your ability to deal with colleagues and bosses and handle conflict in a healthy manner. When you have a strong emotional intelligence, it will be easier for you to understand where people are coming from. Expressing yourself becomes easier, too.

This is especially important when you’re in a leadership role. People are more likely to cooperate and commit to a task when they work with a boss who understands them. This will later on result in an increased productivity and other professional gains.

It pushes you out of your comfort zone
People don’t always have the best of both worlds. We all have weaknesses and areas for improvement. But by working on your personal development, you can work and improve on your weaknesses or areas of your job that you don’t really like. You will find yourself exploring areas outside of your comfort zone. With this you will realize that there’s actually so much more you can do, so much more you can accomplish, and so much more you can achieve!

It helps develop your strengths
Besides helping you work on your weaknesses, personal development also helps you sharpen your strengths. Spending more time working on the strengths and skills you already have makes you more effective and even excellent at them. This will help you reach your full potential and achieve ultimate growth.

It boosts your confidence
Self-confidence is one of the keys to career success. A person who is confident about himself, his knowledge and skills, and what he can bring to the table, is less likely to second guess the decisions he makes and the risks he takes. By working on your personal growth, you gain a new skill and develop another area in your life that makes you feel good and makes you believe in yourself even more.

The process of working on your personal growth involves constant learning. It presents the perfect opportunity for you to sharpen your strengths and improve on your weaknesses. Embark on this journey and see how it works wonders on your personal, especially in your career life.


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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.