Developing A Personal Growth Plan (4) - Jim Reklis

ACT

Here is the last in my series on personal growth. If you haven’t read the other three, I recommend you go back and read them to get the full picture.

Assessment asks “where am I?”, alignment, “where am I going?”, and action asks, “how will I get there?”

You may have noticed that a gap was created between your assessment and alignment, where you are now and where you hope to be. The third and critical step is creating an action plan to bridge this gap. Think of it as a road map to get you from your current location to your desired destination.

Think for a moment on why

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Developing A Personal Growth Plan (3) - Jim Reklis

ALIGN

Welcome to part 3 of my previous posts on developing your own personal growth plan. We have moved from assessment to alignment.

If assessment asks the question, “Where am I?” alignment asks, “Where am I going?”

Alignment is about vision, a preferred future in the areas you assessed and relies on your deeply held values, beliefs, and convictions. Another way to think of alignment is as a compass, it points you in the true direction you want to move toward.

As a Christian you draw from Scripture as a revelation of God’s

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Developing a Personal Growth Plan (2) - Jim Reklis

ASSESS

Where to begin

If you have never attempted this before you might be asking, “Where do you start when developing a personal growth plan?”

There is no single way, but a wise person stated that you cannot move forward into the future without a clear understanding of where you are in the present.

This is true in your personal growth.

So I begin with

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Developing A Personal Growth Plan (1) - Jim Reklis

Hopefully, you are excited about the possibilities of potential significant change in your life. If not, perhaps you are not considering your life from God’s perspective. He sees your future as a continuing process of change for the better.

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil.1:6.

God’s purpose for every Christ follower is

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My Purpose Statement - D.O.S.E. (4)

D.O.S.E. is all about having vision, making it happen, and then reaping its reward. The reward is energy, and a sense of purpose.

Writing down everything is a large part of gaining clarity for how to apply D.O.S.E. in your life. And it should all be tied to vision.

In my last post I stressed how important it is to

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