Mobile apps for personal development
It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing, and today’s guest post is from Rusty Brett – Enjoy!
It’s no secret that personal growth and development is easier said than done. Like setting a New Year’s resolution, setting goals for self-improvement is easy — it’s the execution where most people run into issues. Incorporating personal growth into your lifestyle requires effort and perseverance, but the ROI is worth it.
Where did this personal development trend come from?
Personal learning has transformed industries – from business to healthcare – in the last decade. With the proliferation of search engines and the popularity of social media, there’s no question people have been placing a priority on self-development. Technological advancements have led to the widespread availability of knowledge, which has enhanced elements of self-development in all industries. When we zero in on personal development as it relates to technology, we can see trends pointing to more personal growth involving technological integration, social sharing, and mobile applications.
In the 21st century, technology has become part of our lives and society. New technologies have allowed more efficiency and productivity while also allowing for more enjoyment. We use our mobile devices to track our health, pay bills and store schedules and contacts. There are endless uses for these devices, and they vary from person to person. The introduction of Apply Pay shows there is no sign of technological integration going away.
Social media platforms have allowed us to become more aware of others. Social media users are sharing aspects of their lives including self-improvement, which becomes a positive form of peer pressure that we see every day.
In terms of personal growth, social media serve as a supportive and motivational role. For instance, many people learn about new workouts from Instagram and then feel motivated to try them out at the gym. When people see healthy recipes shared on Pinterest, it changes what they choose to make for their meals that week. And plenty of LinkedIn users read up on industry trends and learn from other professionals through the platform. In addition, LinkedIn can be gratifying for users when they get promoted, endorsed for skills or congratulated on a new job. As addictively entertaining as social media is, the time spent on it can be beneficial for personal development.