Setting Self Development Goals and the Butterfly Effect


Part  8 of the “Goals In Life – Starting The Year On The Right Foot” Series

Before I set my new years resolutions, I like to set some self development goals as part of my starting the year on the right foot routine. I think setting and reaching personal development goals are an important part of why social entrepreneurs and change agents will reach their mission milestones. Our greatest enemy is often our selves and our mind right?

I take my self development very seriously. I have been called the Queen of Personal Development after all. Being a Queen in self development then, I make sure I set my goals for the coming year. Continuing education for both my business and my personal development are part of helping me reach those self development goals.

Scheduling Continuing Education to Reach Your Self Development Goals

I make sure I block the appropriate time off on my calendar for the various education programs I want to do, plus I add the investment it will take for these programs into my financial budget for the year. Take it from me, if you don’t block the time off you may find you aren’t able to take time out for your own education and growth. Also if you don’t budget for your continuing education and growth, you may find you have to miss out on something, or you spend funds on something that isn’t as important to you.

I once sat in a seminar that presented me with an amazing opportunity to be mentored by someone I highly respect and admire. At the time I was not able to even stretch to invest in the program, as I have done for other self development programs I have taken. I remember sitting there in the audience feeling this huge sense of disappointment, regret and poverty. I’d never felt that way before. This was my opportunity to take a quantum leap in my life and I missed the boat. A feeling I vowed never to have again.

Ever since that fateful day I vowed to be more purposeful, mindful and prepared to invest in any continuing education, self development or spiritual awakening programs I wanted to. So I now create my self development goals each year, research the education programs that will help me get there faster, if I don’t already know of any I want to do. And here’s the key, I create the budget and start putting that money aside every week, so my personal development bank account is bursting at the seams. I also make sure I budget for spur of the moment, surprise programs and opportunities.

That way I never have to live with regret.

Changing The World By Setting Self Development Goals

Interestingly enough I set the goal to increase my brain capacity one year, so I was using more of my brain. It was during that year I begin to find out all about the new brain science discoveries. Neural Plasticity became the new buzz phrase in the self development movement and books on the brain became prevalent. All the tools I needed to increase how much of my brain I used were at my finger tips.

In my new book Discover What You Are Here To DoI discuss the idea of The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly effect is the phenomenon of small movements having an impact on larger systems. In the book I postulate that you living on your higher purpose, doing the very thing you were born to do creates the change we all want to see in the world. It’s your Butterfly Effect.

So, could my self development goal setting be the Butterfly Effect that set off a chain reaction that bought about an explosion of discovery in brain science? Possibly, I’d like to think so. 🙂 I do see this phenomenon being demonstrated a number of times. Goals are set, the means are created. That’s why I think it is so important to set self development goals. Not only does it help you achieve your Mission Blueprint – that thing you were born to do, it also contributes indirectly to changing the world and evolving humanity through the Butterfly Effect. Interesting idea to contemplate.

So go forth and set your self development goals, schedule in the personal development education that will get you there, budget your investment in yourself, and change the world for the better, in doing so. 🙂

If stepping up to do what you are here to do, and living your higher purpose are on your wish list for this coming year, I wanted to put my hat in the ring to help you with your training and education on exactly how to make that happen.

This is my reminder that you can still register for Mission Blueprint Secrets Online Bootcamp AND get a free ticket to my Live Event! When you register you’ll also get immediate access to the digital version of Mission Blueprint Secrets so you can start going through the training right away!  In perfect time to help you set your self development goals.