Personal Growth Plan- Repost


The following came to me a few years ago from my friend Jeff Higuera and I knew I had to share it with our readers. There are many of us who want to be better but, wanting to be better and having a plan for self improvement are two different things. Jeff has a plan and was kind enough to let me share it with you.

Six years ago, I made a commitment to becoming one of the best at what I do. I knew in order to do that I would have to learn the skills and become fundamentally grounded in my Spiritual Life, Personal Life, and Professional Life. There has been nothing that has been more impactful to my career, my family, my relationships, and my finances. Below I share with you my spiritual, personal and professional growth plan:

-Spiritual Development:
-15-30 minutes reading the Bible each day
-Read 1 Spiritual Growth book per month.
-Attend Church each week (I’m not gonna lie, I haven’t been really consistent at this one over the past year)

-Build and/or continue a relationship with a Spiritual Mentor each year
-Record and write down, in a systematic fashion, the most important lessons I’ve learned.

-Personal Development (Leadership/Teamwork/Business): 
-30 minutes every other day reading/reflecting/listening or watching personal development material).
-Read 1 Personal Development book per month.
-One audio lesson per month.
-Build a relationship with at least one highly influential leader each year.
-Record and write down, in a systematic fashion, the most important lessons I’ve learned from the material.

-Professional Development (Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Etc.): 
-30 Minutes every other day reading/reflecting/listening or watching professional development material
-Read 1 article per week
-Build a relationship with at least one highly influential leader in the field of fitness each year.
-Watch 1 video per month
-Go to one conference per year
-Record and write down, in a systematic fashion, the most important lessons and concepts I’ve learned from the material.

Ask yourself, what would happen if I lost my job today? What would happen if I were no longer needed on my team? Would my past commitment to preparation and to getting better at what I do leave me fearful about my job security? Or B) Would my preparation and commitment to personal growth leave me fearless and ready to move on to bigger and better things?

Jeff’s success is not an accident. No ones is. One of my favorite coaches, Mike Jarvis, used to say ‘plan your work and work your plan”. I’m sure he stole it somewhere as we all do but, it couldn’t be more true

3 Responses to “Personal Growth Plan- Repost”

  1. Coach Boyle,

    This post’s could have not come at a better time. Thank you.

  2. Dave Trevino Says:

    Great post. It gives us a framework to start with. These development topics hold true in any profession.

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