Make Personal Development Your Goal

Personal Development

We asked participants the 2014 Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) their thoughts on personal development. Speakers included TV personality Deborah Norville and filmmaker Jason Silva. Watch this short video where they share their ideas:

Learning means trying new things and building on your experience. You could read books on unfamiliar subjects. Watch documentaries on topics you know nothing about. Travel to new places, and find out how other people live. You might even earn a degree online. All it takes is a low tolerance for boredom or routine.

As Jason Silva says: “If you fall into that trap of the monotonous routine, at some point everything that’s always around becomes invisible. And, and you’re no longer awake. As they say, half of us are walking around half asleep most the time. Take up a new language class, take up a new hobby, do something radically new.”

What about you? Share with the Ashford community. What new experiences would you like to try?

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Written by Michael Mussman
Michael is Editor of Forward Thinking, the Ashford University blog.

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