Personal development differs from formal education as the latter teaches new concepts, but it is only through the internal individual processes of personal development that individuals learn to apply that knowledge and grow. The reason is that personal development consists of actions that increase awareness and identity, develop individual potential and hence improve the quality of life beyond what normal education can do.
It takes the aspirations and vision of an individual and turns it onto reality far more of what can be set of just education. Given this, it is clear that the benefits of personal development coaching are far reaching. Here are some of the benefits:
Personal development empowers individuals
It stops people from being victims by letting others control their lives and their destiny. It moves them away from a life of submission and subsistence, living according to someone else’s schedule, wishes and under someone else’s power into a life of personal achievement and personal control. It not only improves self knowledge, but also improves social abilities, health and lifestyles.
Personal development does not have to be difficult and expensive as formal education.
It can be attained by self study, role play, coaching and mentoring, practical involvement and wider reading, all of which are mainly free, easy and can be done during the time limits to each individuals liking. Although personal development cannot be measured without goal setting and against the attainment of goals, it is as diverse as the individual’s own goals and vision.