Self Reflection On Personal Development

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1 Introduction
Personal development refers to a set of activities that one can engage in for the purpose of enhancing self-knowledge and identity. It involves talent and potential development, building of human capital as well as employability, improving the quality of life and last but not least playing a role towards the realisation of aspirations and dreams (Rolfe et al, 2001).
It is essential to become a life-long learner if you are to remain effective in an environment that is both global and changing at an exponential rate. Personal growth is essential in the development process. During the course of my studies we as students are required to compile a personal growth essay in order to reflect and add to our personal development. In
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• How can I integrate what I have learned into my life?
An important source of learning in real time is the processes and results of monitoring and evaluation. Bruce Britton explains monitoring and evaluation activities as they are commonly pursued and explores creative ways in which a person can use them for personal learning and self-reflection. He also provides suggestions on how this can be done under nonconductive organisational conditions ( Britton, B., 2005).
This essay will examine my personal self-development in relation to prioritisation, time management and planning skills. The idea of personal development is not only limited to self-development, but also entails formal and informal activities meant to develop others as well. For instance, counselling, teaching, guidance, mentoring, couching and managing as it is required of me as a lecturer and a health and skincare practitioner.
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first by reflection, which is noblest; second by limitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” (Confucius)
2 Sense of
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The subject matter will range from plants and herbs, gardening, massage techniques to romance novels.
Aromatherapy interests me a great deal and was the reasoning for the profession I am in. over the years I have broaden me knowledge and experience and it is a pleasure to apply it to practice and the satisfaction one see and the results it has on a patient/client.
2.2 Strong Side
I am a hard worker, not just as a lecturer and practitioner but also as a student. I am dedicated with each activity or challenge I undertake. My willingness to learn has paid off during the years as I have an immense knowledge and experience in the area as a lecturer and health and skincare practitioner. I am able to adapt which is very important within my field of work and changing environment.
I see myself as an ambitious person and that was one of the reasons for me to further my studies at the University of Johannesburg. As an assessor and examiner I feature splendidly in the assessor and moderators domain and am an asset for my organisation.
2.3 Weak Side
I am unable to prioritise and end up doing a lot of things but at the end of the day I have actually achieved nothing and it feels as if I end up with more tasks than I started

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