Topic 2: Why is it important?

Engaging in self-development is an essential feature of transformational learning. It is a way to become more aware of yourself, your own behaviour, choices, goals, and strategies. Abraham Maslow suggests that all individuals have an in-built need for personal development and self-fulfilment which occurs through a process called self-actualisation. It refers to the natural need to reach full potential as a unique human being. Self-actualized people have an acceptance of who they are despite their faults and limitations, and experience to drive to be creative in all aspects of their lives. Engaging in self-development is also likely to have a positive impact on professional development due to the improvement of hard and soft skills, expanding knowledge and growing self-awareness.