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What is Personal Development
and Why Should You Care?


Many people today are asking, “What is personal development?” Find out why it's so popular and why knowing the answer can lead you to more success and happiness...

What is Personal Development?

Personal development is the “evolution of an individual into someone who is optimizing his capabilities, aware of his inner self, and, thus, able to become whole.”

Simply put, it is enriching yourself for your own good.  It can range from creating the discipline to stick to your budget...

To a total overhaul of your personality and behavior.

It is having the ability to ask youself, “What can I change to improve my life?” Then complimenting that thinking with action...

It is altering your perspective so you take control of your life, bit by bit...

Devising a plan to consistently turn around the “negative” events in your life each day so that you will have gained more knowledge, understanding and compassion by the end of the day for yourself and others...

And it is the key to realizing your dreams and desires!

What is Personal Development?
Why Are People Asking?

1.    People see positive effects of others.

Many people ask, “What is Personal Development?” because they see the positive effects their friends have after realizing the importance of personal development and implementing it in their lives.

Take a moment and think of someone you know who's usually happy, confident and successful?

What does that person do on a daily basis to develop himself or herself?  Is it exercise?  Doing affirmations?  Or just seeing the world from a “sunny point of view?”

Whatever it is, odds are that person is practicing some form of personal development or positive thinking, whether you know what it is or not.

2.   People want to know if it's real.

People ask “What is personal development?” because they're skepitcal about its effectiveness...

There are a lot of studies done about personal development.  In fact, today's research on personal development has shown that in goal setting, having a balanced life, improving confidence and making more money, 25% - 62% of people who committed to personal development have had tangible improvements in their lives.

If you're new to personal development and want to know more about the personal development process in general, you can download my free PDF personal development workbook which gives you detailed instructions on how to get started with your new life plan.

It also gives you a full personal development template that you can fill in for yourself as you follow my example.

Just click here to download the workbook (or right-click for PCs) and the PDF will download instantly.

What is Personal Development?
Why Is It So Important Today?

With so many stresses on us today, it's easier now than ever before to fall into the “abyss” of negative thinking, being stuck and overall being unhappy.

Personal development gives you consistent encouragement to “face” your daily demands and work steadily on getting the most from your (one and only) life.

Ultimately, personal development allows you to take control of your life and aim it at fulfilling your potential in all aspects of your life.

And, if you're wondering where positive thinking fits...

Personal development always includes positive thinking because it is through positive thoughts that you create ideas, feelings and actions that contribute to growth, and thus success!

When your mind is filled with positive thoughts, you easily look forward to happiness, health and victory.

What is Personal Development?
Self Assessment and Taking Action

If you want to know “where you stand” in the world of personal development, personal development tests are a good way to quickly evaluate your life, attitude and habits and to start identifying how to take action.

And remember to download this free PDF workbook to get started on your personal development journey...

And enjoy the ride!

Check out these other personal development articles:

Importance of Personal Development: Does it Really Make a Difference?
 Recognizing the importance of personal development can lead you to success or failure in life.  Here are two examples where you can decide for yourself if...

Research on Personal Development:  What is it Showing and Why Does it Matter?  Research on personal development is gaining momentum due to popularity, but what is it showing?  Here you'll find statistical evidence proving that...

Personal Development Tests: What Areas Need Improvement?  Personal development tests help you find which aspects of your attitude need more attention and adjustment.  Here is a simple test...

Personal Development Topics:  The Top Seven

Tons of personal development topics exist today.  Here are the seven topics that set you on a positive path, no matter what phase of life you're in right now.


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