Analisa Widyaningrum: Inspiring Positivity

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Cita Arsita Farani

Young and inspiring, Analisa Widyaningrum is a psychologist, author, and practitioner at Jogja International Hospital and Al Azhar School Yogyakarta, she is also a speaker in many education and development classes. She founded the Analisa Personality Development Center (APDC) based in Yogyakarta and which revolves around intensive classes, in house training, counseling, capacity building and personality development, to handle a wide range of clients, from individuals aiming to improve themselves and institutions requiring specialized classes to companies seeking HR consultations.

With InClover, Analisa shares her motivations, personal outlook on self-development, and the power of positivity.

Can you tell us why and how you founded APDC? What was your motivation in developing it?

⇒ At first I planned on setting up APDC when I reached 40 years old but Allah planned it differently. Instead, I founded APDC in 2015 when I was 26 years old. My motivation at the time was how personality seemed very important to supporting our careers, hence, we have to continuously develop ourselves to become better.

Tell us more about the Classes available at APDC.

We have a lot of classes at APDC. For Master Classes and Sharing Session Classes, the themes are usually by request such as parenting, education and business. We also have classes for Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Career Preparation, Interest and Talent, all available to the public and open once a month.

What kind of innovations or specialties make APDC stand out from other self-development centers?

APDC is always ready for change and innovation. We strive to keep up with the latest developments, be they technological or human resources. In short, we’re up to date and open minded.

 ≈ In your opinion, what is the key to positive self-development?

Be the best version of you. I mean, we have to know ourselves first, we have to discover our strengths and accept our weaknesses. Only then can we share positive energy and become someone useful.

Can you tell us about yourself? How do you stay focused and positive in daily life? What is your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is trying to always be positive with everyone as I find that not everyone likes me. That’s when I realized that we can’t force everyone to like us. From then, I knew that I had to stay focused on my goals. It is not easy, but we have to stick to responding in a neutral way.

What do you think of the phrase “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body”?

Everything comes from our mind. If we always think negatively, our daily life will feel harder to go through and we will feel unhappy. Why is positive thinking important? Because that will allow us to achieve something better. It will help solving existing problems and make our days better. When we do this, our bodies will automatically become healthier.

Note: The interview has been edited for clarity.