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Creating Your Personal Development Plan: Journaling Part 1 | GOF63

What are the first steps you need to take to begin a personal development plan? There are all kinds of “gurus” and “life coaches” available today prepared and ready to sell you comprehensive packages to get you started on a personal development path. While most of their stuff is really good, there are some basic steps you can take with a simple pen and pad of paper. Sound to good to be true? If so, then join us on this episode as Dr. Brian Russell and Dr. Jonathan G. Smith sit down to discuss the basics of personal development.

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GOF63 | Creating Your Personal Development Plan: Journaling Part 1

by Dr. Jonathan G. Smith with Dr. Brian Russell | Season 2

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Theology On The Street |What is the difference between fantasy and wisdom? Between wishful thinking and healthy contemplation?

The book of Proverbs answers this question by linking two important ideas together — wisdom and fear.

Passage quoted – Proverbs 1, 4.

Smitty’s Tip of the Week | How To Build A Library

Life-long learning requires life-long reading. But who has the time to read? No one! So how do you make time for this important task? Leverage audio books. Whether its Audible or your local library, find ways to begin reading and reflecting on the work of others.

Feature Presentation | The First Steps You Need To Take In Personal Development

Begin with Journaling. Journaling is the best way to externalize your thoughts and begin reflecting on the things that are bothering you. Here are some quick tips:

1. Journal what you are grateful for and what frustrates you.

2. Make sure you put the date and time on each entry

3. Don’t be afraid of someone else reading it. Own your journal.

4. Google “Journaling Questions” — click here for links.

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About The Author

Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.


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