What is Personal Development?

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Personal Development should be part of live of every person in the world. Sadly, a lots of people thinks, they don´t have to improve, they are satisfied with what they have, and then, complain about what they don´t have. So I think, Personal Development should be duty of every person, who wants to succeed in any area of life. For me, when I try to be better today, then I was yesterday, I feel Great, and I want more people to feel as great as I did, when I learn something new.
 

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Personal Development to me is about Self Satisfaction. You need be satisfied from the inner for it to show on the outer. It is about discovering things within yourself that needs improvement or overcoming the fear to develope what's already there in order to grow and flourish. There is always room in our lives for Personal Development. I could go on but I'll stop there.
 

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For my point of view Personal Development implies distinctive things to various individuals. Eventually personal development is tied in with concentrating on creating or refining your aptitudes, capacities, demeanor, and mindfulness for individual objective. As a classification Personal development covers different territories of human movement and can be connected to business and money related development. Socially Personal improvement can be connected to enhancing social relationship, with companion's family or associates, accomplices, representatives.
 

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"Be your best self, work your whole life on it. And when you die, you leave the best version of yourself behind."

This is a quote that I have posted today on my personal profile here on this forum, and I believe that personal development is all about to get the best out of your self. We all have talents, and we need to search for who we really want to be >>> the best version of yourself!

FREE Report Reveals: "7 SECRETS TO CREATING YOUR BEST LIFE POSSIBLE"
 

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I love to Champion Success in others all day long because I believe we all have great potential within us to achieve greatly in life. Yet so many are drifting through life like "A wandering generality and not like a meaningful specific" - Zig Ziggler. But it is my mission to Inspire, Motivate and Educate the masses in the art of Personal Transformation and one of my ebook will get you out of the blocks fast as you learn the Power of Execution! If you want this resource and much more I am here to help you.
 
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I wrote an article about how important goal setting is, not so much for reaching the goal itself, but to strive towards something and being on a journey in a certain direction. Surely, you can find joy in reaching a goal, but I've never had that long-lasting fulfillment from reaching any of my goals so far. I always set new ones and start chasing after them. That's why I started to focus on the journey and enjoying this as much as possible.
The thrill of the chase. Addictive at times.
 

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The thrill of the chase. Addictive at times.
It sure is. I believe it's good to have goals to "chase" after, as of how I mentioned that, haha. As long as you've got some positive and impactful things to chase after, I believe it can be a good addictive thing, IF it doesn't neglect the most important area's in life, such as your relationships (family, friends, & partner) and of course your health & vitality.

What are your 2 cents on that? Have you got something you chase after yourself?
 

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Hello Mick

At the moment......I'm chasing employment due to a bad decision at my last job. The loss of security has been and is, something good and bad. Lots of soul searching.

Beyond that making the effort of keeping myself mentally and physically fit for employment.

What do I chase after now? In the past it was putting together a huge and in depth mental representation of the universe and the life forms in it. Trying to understand the mechanics of reality, chasing women and trying to get rich. I'm 51 now and years ago I understood that to exist in this universe we're in as human beings, is something special. It's wonderful to be human, to be what we are because we have been blessed by millions of years of natural selection with a body advanced enough for us to create so much of what we see around us and have a brain complex enough to understand the building blocks of reality to the point where we have become the dominant and vastly more technologically advanced animal on the planet.

Savoring and understanding how special my existence is as well as all sentient beings was something that grew out of my quest beginning as a child to put together that grand mental picture of the universe. My quest to understand the universe beginning with the interactions of the quantum fields all the way out to the human experience and beyond......learning of stars collapsing, the fabric of space time being curved by matter
and wondering why as many of us do...... why are we here. What was here before the universe.

What do I chase after? Of course always I seek to try and control my behavior and mold it to be conducive to my struggle to live comfortably and appreciate my life as human being. The goals you struggle and strive for can change with age. Some are there until you die, others you cast to the side as your mental eye evolves.

Right now I'm trying to get that magic spark of emotion and realization that I had when I was in my early 20's when I saw human life without riches, power and objects as being a grand thing. That was enough. You can come to that moment of enlightenment but then slowly lose it if you aren't careful. You lose it through the rat race, through not having those around you that see the same thing.
 

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Hi V,

That's an amazingly indepth summary of your journey and I loved reading this, especially this part:
It's wonderful to be human, to be what we are because we have been blessed by millions of years of natural selection with a body advanced enough for us to create so much of what we see around us and have a brain complex enough to understand the building blocks of reality to the point where we have become the dominant and vastly more technologically advanced animal on the planet.
I also do believe that's it's important to stay grateful for the fact that we are so lucky that out of everything we could've been, we turned out to be humans.

I love your journey of discovering the meaning of life and the deeper sense of the meaning of this universe. This on its own is a journey of a lifetime and I believe that this journey on its own will change depending on what life stage you're in.

If you don't mind me asking; what is the biggest take away from your past experiences and search for the deeper meaning of life? And what would be something you would tell your 20 years younger self?

I'm curious about this because I'm seeking to broaden my perspective and not only through books and YouTube.

Best regards,
Mick
 

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If you don't mind me asking; what is the biggest take away from your past experiences and search for the deeper meaning of life? And what would be something you would tell your 20 years younger self?
What I would tell him. Don't get caught up in drugs and alcohol, be more diligent in saving and investing your money and don't lose sight of the fact that life all by its self is a special thing and there's no need to get caught up in acquiring this and that to make you happy. Hell there's a lot I would tell that younger self.
Concentrate on being financially independent instead of chasing women and daydreaming. Lol.

I haven't had a bad life but I'm like everybody else when I look back at the early years and say yes there were a lot of things I would've done differently. Hindsight is easy, foresight is what's tough to develop and use.

I tell people sometimes "I had a good run, if I die tomorrow it is what it is and I can't say I didn't have some really good times".

Oh yes and another thing. I would've been more selective about the people that I ran with back then most definitely.

Be good Mick.
 

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@VEM

Thats some great advice right there. I feel like Im already resonating with a bunch of it. I think in this modern age of social and stuff this becomes a more important message that you said:

don't lose sight of the fact that life all by its self is a special thing and there's no need to get caught up in acquiring this and that to make you happy.
Definitely a good reminder. Im happy you were willing to share this with me and I think its a great amount of lessons. This shows me how were growing throughout our lifetime and that really inspires me.

Thanks for sharing this with me VEM.

All the best to you,
Mick
 

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Personal development is the ultimate manifestation of one's life in core areas such as physical, mind and spirit.
  • Physical - exercise,eat healthy and good sleep
  • Mind - Reading books,attending seminars/conferences, listening to webinars etc
  • Spirit- It doesn't matter your religious status but be kind to people and also remain thankful always
 
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@tomokila

You pretty much summed it up. I only would like to add emotional intelligence as in the sense of self-awareness and your own emotional management.

All the best,
Mick
 

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Thank you for asking this question, as it is wonderful to read and hear everyone's contributions.

For me, personal development is about being the true me. It is about unravelling the conditioning of the past, working with healing the emotional and mental impacts of the past that have a hold on me and restricted me in my expression and valuing of me. Also about reconnecting to the trust, belief and all the amazing qualities that are at the core of me. Accessing the answers I have for me within me.

The process is an internal one then the outside world and what I do is an expression of that.
 

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I'm 17. So, I'm still young and learning so many things as I grow older. I do strive to be more developed and so I agree with this post. Sometimes though, I fail at learning from other's mistakes. I end up going through the same mistake, but I guess that's life sometimes. Luckily, I've met a few people who's helped in my growth. Especially my parents, they've helped me the most.
I love that your parents have helped you, it is not often this is shared, or experienced and especially expressed. Awesome.
 
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Some of you may wonder what is meant by "personal development". Personal development is also referred to as "self improvement", "personal growth", or "self help" however I like this term the best. Personal Development is simply about improving yourself in whatever areas you'd like, which typically means improving or changing skills, attitudes, or beliefs that will help lead to the desired effect. That desired effect could vary, maybe it's just to be more happy, or maybe to make more money, to save or create a relationship, or even get over a fear such as public speaking. If you're one to feel you are already perfect in all ways then this is not for you, however most of us will admit we have room to better ourselves. Some arrive at an interest in personal development only after they get so frustrated with their current situation that they truly open their mind to change.

So why would we listen to someone else for advice? A favorite author/speaker of mine named Brian Tracy said it well: "No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals".

The last thing I'll say about personal development is that it crosses the entire world, all cultures and all religions. We all have the ability and the desire (most of us) to improve, and that can be as simple as learning to communicate more effectively, or more complicated such as learning the techniques of writing well or speaking effectively in front of others.

I welcome your thoughts on this subject, do you strive to better yourself? Have you always been that way or did something trigger it during the course of your life?

identity advancement is an arrangement of techniques which, whenever done appropriately, would enable us to achieve achievement and bliss.
 

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I welcome your thoughts on this subject, do you strive to better yourself? Have you always been that way or did something trigger it during the course of your life?
I had a really good English teacher when I was younger that started a series of epiphanies for me.

I realized that every action matters: whether it be a sad moment or a happy victory. Once I realized that, I found out that I was thinking in a fixed mindset way -- like I was who I was and I could not change or grow. I realized that with each failure and success, I could learn from it and grow.

That led me to believe I can shape myself to become who I need or want to become. [/QUOTE]
 
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Some of you may wonder what is meant by "personal development". Personal development is also referred to as "self improvement", "personal growth", or "self help" however I like this term the best. Personal Development is simply about improving yourself in whatever areas you'd like, which typically means improving or changing skills, attitudes, or beliefs that will help lead to the desired effect. That desired effect could vary, maybe it's just to be more happy, or maybe to make more money, to save or create a relationship, or even get over a fear such as public speaking. If you're one to feel you are already perfect in all ways then this is not for you, however most of us will admit we have room to better ourselves. Some arrive at an interest in personal development only after they get so frustrated with their current situation that they truly open their mind to change.

So why would we listen to someone else for advice? A favorite author/speaker of mine named Brian Tracy said it well: "No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals".

The last thing I'll say about personal development is that it crosses the entire world, all cultures and all religions. We all have the ability and the desire (most of us) to improve, and that can be as simple as learning to communicate more effectively, or more complicated such as learning the techniques of writing well or speaking effectively in front of others.

I welcome your thoughts on this subject, do you strive to better yourself? Have you always been that way or did something trigger it during the course of your life?
Great post! I agree. I think improving ourselves is the one thing we have in common even though we might have different things we want to be and experience.