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The 5 Step Personal Development Progress Report Guide

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

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Do you know how hard it is to change yourself when you don’t know where to start and what exactly you should do when you aren’t given any directions in your life?

If you said yes, you’re in the right place.

It’s a shame that schools don’t teach you these lessons on life and career. Society expects you to get it right off the bat or ignores you on an offer based on a quality you don’t have when they don’t give you feedback.

I tried to figure out how to change myself and my personality in life for years without anyone guiding me. Luckily for you, I have made it easier to find the direction you want to go to in life while also adding in my personal experiences.

In this guide, I’ll go through this list to help you on your journey, which includes:


The Five Steps That Will Show You How to Analyze Your Personal Development Progress:

1. Personal Analysis

The first step to progress in personal development is to find out the strengths and weaknesses in your personality and skills.

I suggest writing it down with pen and paper (or a digital document with a stylus). Writing things down will likely tell your brain to commit to it, compared to typing it out digitally or simply storing it in your head.

You must accept the current state of your mindset because you will at least know where you currently stand and how far or how much work it will take to achieve the status you want to reach in life.

It is also helpful to reflect on how you were raised and treated as a child through adulthood by crucial figures in your life. Doing that would give you an easier to identify how your personality developed and eventually give you more confidence on how to improve.

In my case, I was very introverted throughout most of my years in college and timid around people. But I had a powerful desire to change my behavior and become a different person.

Furthermore, my introversion and shyness stemmed from my dad's authoritarian parenting style.

He was the type that would point out my problems without giving any encouragement and would harshly criticize me if I did something wrong. It severely affected my confidence and self-esteem in the actions I wanted to take.

Eventually, this topic was brought up with my dad. The entire time, he thought he was encouraging me, as expected from the thoughts of an authoritarian parent.

So, you can probably easily imagine how I interacted with people.

There were times when my behavior would be seen as rude to others without having that intention because my dad taught me that behavior as he scolded or punished me.

Luckily, I had people who would give me feedback about it and were very understanding about my situation.

Other times, people in my life did the opposite. They would bring up my problems and criticize me instead.

If you want to know more about how I dealt with this situation, please continue reading to the end. I will bring up the solutions to this and the influences it can inflict on your life if it's not resolved.


2. Personal Objectives

If you set a plan without a clear goal, it is only a dream. If you set a plan with a clear roadmap and specific deadline, it becomes a goal.

I would go back to your list of personal strengths and weaknesses and evaluate how you'll reach your goal with those qualities.

Is there something specific that needs to be changed to reach your goal?