Most personal development plans include an evaluation of current situation, a description of a desired future state, a plan with action items and a schedule to achieve the desired result. The content depends on what the individual is trying to change in his life, according to Self-Improvement-Mentor.com.
Personal development plans are in many settings, according to Palgrave Study Skills. Businesses use these plans to help employees develop skills needed to advance in their careers. Colleges use them to map out a student's path to graduation in a desired major. These plans are also used for personal reasons, such as a desire to lead a healthier lifestyle or to change a particular habit.