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Applied Creative Evolution Tip Focus Your Self Improvement Plan With A Personal Manifesto

Our society is becoming more aware of self responsibility. As people look towards self improvement as a method of improving their lives they are taking steps to make things happen. This article looks at writing a personal manifesto to help solidify your self improvement plan. There are additional resource links at the end of this article.

For many people the desire for self improvement is very strong. However for a large portion of those people where to start is the problem. Making the effort and investing the time in writing a personal manifesto will help you move forward on the path to self improvement.

Applied Creative Evolution Personal Manifesto For Self Improvement

Applied Creative Evolution Personal Manifesto For Self Improvement

If you hear the word “manifesto and thoughts of a man with swept back gray hair and a full beard come to mind then you are not alone. This is one of the example of how we have been programmed to associate certain word with specific people or things. That is another conversation for another day. Let’s take a look at how the Oxford American Dictionary defines the work manifesto:

    Man•i•fes•to (noun) – A public declaration of policy and aims, esp. one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.

So while you can see why this word has been associated with political writings, we can use it to improve and focus our journey to self improvement. So let’s look at how to write a personal manifesto even if you have no aspirations to a political career. Here is a list of things that could be accomplished by writing your personal manifesto:

Help you clarify and define your beliefs

Probe your personal motivations for the things you are currently doing and would like to do

Help put into writing your own personal policies

Describe and as a result help create the type of world you would like to live in

Define and put into writing your personal goals

Going through this process is going to help you determine what you truly want out of life. You will avoid the traps of haphazardly allowing things to happen to you and will begin to make things happen for you. Some of the benefits will be:

Improved decision making

Better evaluation of “opportunities”

Enhanced ability to stick to and manage priorities even when “emergencies” arise

Increased ability to accomplish goals

One of the things to bear in mind is this is simply a snapshot of where you are today. You should review your personal manifesto daily but plan to make changes at least annually. As you continue to grow and change so should your personal manifesto. Don’t throw away the old versions but save them somewhere. It will be interesting to look back on the old you and see how you have evolved over time.

This does not have to be a lengthy process. The outline below will help get you started.

I hold the belief that all people ________________ (have for example these qualities and or rights).

I hold the belief that it is important for me to___________ (list the specific things that you should do).

In the world that I live in people treat others____________ (list how you believe we should treat others).

My world looks like this___________________ (In as much detail as possible describe the economy, environment, entertainment etc).

My personal policy towards life is_____________ (list how you feel you should conduct yourself).

I am uniquely me because I have the unique set of abilities to_____________ (do or be what).

My far reaching personal goal is __________________ (you can break it down to smaller parts if that will help clarify).

My ultimate business or career goal is to _____________ (again breaking this down into smaller parts may be helpful).

This might be something that you will want to share with someone or you may want to keep it personal. It is really up to you. It is however sometimes helpful to have someone to help you think through how to accomplish your goals. This can be a mentor, friend, spouse, soul mate or some form of personal coach. If you are daring it can certainly be a way to start an interesting conversation.

Start this process with an open mind. This will enhance the likelihood that you will be able to clarify where you are and where you would like to be. Do not make this an opportunity to get on a soap box. The goal is to look within not push your opinions on others. We are each on a different journey and your journey is probably not the same as someone else. Respect where others are on their journey

Mark Talbot

Mark Talbot has been a coach in the corporate and private world for the past twelve years. Mark has owned and currently owns businesses in the fields of financial services,internet publishing and entertainment. Mark works with other business owners and professional to help them grow both in their business and personal endeavors. Mark is married to author Sharon Denise Talbot. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and live in New Orleans LA

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