Make a Strong Personal Development Plan (PDP)

We Do Not Always Think Thoroughly, Continuously, and in a Structured Manner About Our Life and Goals, Let’s Change That!

Adrian Nenu 😺
Long-Term Perspective

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“First say to yourself what would you be; and then do what you need to do.” — Epictetus

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What is PDP?

A personal development plan allows you to consider where you are in life professionally and personally, review which direction you’re heading, compared to where you would like to be heading, and last, but not least, what is currently your longer-term target.

A PDP is a living thing, changing even on a weekly basis, and certainly month by month, growing alongside you.

It is the business plan of your personal self.

How To Get Started?

This can be as simple as considering where you would like to be within the next 5 years: buy a house, start a company, finish a Master’s or achieve a certain amount of savings.

Then you should dig deeper, and make your PDP multi-dimensional. Expand into where you would like to be in terms of career, education, family, financials, network, diversity of experience, new hobbies, and living…

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Adrian Nenu 😺
Long-Term Perspective

Software Engineer @ Google. Photographer and writer on engineering, personal reflection, and creativity - nenuadrian.com.