Being ‘personal’ will mean different things to different people, and it covers a wide range of problems and emotions. For this section, ‘personal’ simply means all matters relating to one’s self [you], including personal problems and personalised improvement!
We are not agony aunts, nor uncles for that matter, and we do not purport to have a magic cure that points you in the right direction on every issue.
Even so, the long experience of life itself allows for some well tried remedies to regular problems. Many will have experiences that they will no doubt want to share. Some will have answers based upon their own experiences.
Often, a small problem can develop into a stressful situation if not ‘swiftly’ dealt with. We are building a database of wide ranging issues, with some ideas on how to find solutions to personal problems.
Handling Self Improvement
In fact, personal does not simply mean problems! Development of the ‘self’ is also a very important aspect, and it is essentially personal to you.
So, how can you deal with the aspects of self improvement? Motivation, positive attitudes, getting rid of personal lack of confidence, all require some action of a personal nature.
Common sense usually plays an important part in solving personal problems. Nothing beats communication, for without communication, many problems will never get sorted. So, go ahead and communicate if and when it becomes possible.
Some of our main headings for this section on personal problems and seeking help will include:
- Personal Training and Personal Trainers
- Personal Career advice and Guidance
- Improving Your Life – Getting Ahead
- Personal Effectiveness and Developing your own Personal Effectiveness – at work and in relationships!
- Personal Contract – make a contract with yourself and hold yourself accountable! Make a personal Statement of intent!
- Health and personal care products – Birthdays, employments and the like all present problems when trying to choose a present of a personal nature.
- Personal Security – becoming an important issue in today’s life. Personal alarms effectiveness
- Illnesses and personal injury. Claims and ways forward
- Personal Identity Theft
- Personal awareness. Until you are aware, you cannot help yourself!
- Personal dating and decorum – how to find that elusive partner
Nothing will ensure success in life more than a good sound personal base. Confidence, by itself, is not enough. But, without confidence, many aspects of your personal life will be more difficult – if not impossible – to improve.
Personal skills training is not some fancy term. Yet, some personal trainers often use it to extreme. There is much you can do to train yourself in personal skills that reduces the need for professional advice about life.
Getting your foot on the first rung of the ladder is normally the first step – so to speak. But, you will never get to the top, or even halfway, without taking that first step forward and upward.
The great thing is, that most skills developed for personal life, are automatically transferred into all other aspects of your life. They include friendship development, relationship success, and of course the gateway to financial life (e.g. career success).
Setbacks – and we all have them – are the basics of learning! For example, how many setbacks did Edison have before that wretched electric light bulb finally worked?
Many, and he learned from every one. He persevered and finally changed the way we all live! Maybe your own personal success story will not be as awe inspiring to others. But, it could well be for you! And in this section, it is the ‘You’ the personal ‘You’ that we will concentrate and focus on.
Improving Your Life: Getting Ahead
There are two basic ways in which you can go about improving your life. You can simply do nothing and see what happens. Or, you can do things that help to improve your life.
Doing nothing works for many people and the end result can sometimes be better that taking an active role in trying to better your life.
Both approaches have risks attached to them. But, the risks attached to actively trying to get ahead are generally more manageable than the risks encountered when doing nothing about possible advancement.
Actively doing things to better your life should be part of your overall life plan, which should also have a stop gap risk assessment built into it. If you think you can plan a way forward for anything in life, with nothing going wrong, you will be in for some unpleasant surprises. To paraphrase a popular saying, “some bad things will happen”.
Whereas, the rewards for doing nothing about anything can also be great – if unpredictable. These particular risks may be greater and often more uncontrollable.
Sitting around safe in the knowledge that an ancient relative will leave you a small fortune in the event of their passing away can be a risky proposition. The main risk is that they could well out-live you. There is little you can do about that. Another, and maybe traumatic outcome, could be that their Last Will and Testament changed in favour of the local dogs home. Hey, it happens!
So whether you are going to take action to better your life, or carry on as normal and see what happens, there are risks. It is far better to plan and have a backup in place. Certainly, a ‘plan B’ and maybe, a ‘plan C’ is the best solution.