What will be your answer to the question "What is self-development?"?
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"Yesterday I was at a birthday party of one of my best friends, who just turned 30. One of the guests asked me what I currently do, so I told him I'm building something in Personal Development …
… which earned me a blank stare from him! As the seconds ran by I could literally see him articulating the question: "What is Personal Development?"
So I was trying to find common ground
by telling him Personal Development is a bit like Self-Help, but more proactive
from my perspective. Just like Self-Improvement
, which he had an understanding for. The fact that he obviously was lacking some real personal development of his own
, got me into elaborating on the topic
more and more, earning more and more interest from him…
A Definition of Personal Development Personal Development is the conscious pursuit of personal growth by expanding self-awareness and knowledge and improving personal skills.
Those skills include my mind, my body, my spirit as well as my level of success in all areas of life, however I may define that. The ultimate goal
of Personal Development for me is to be a self-realized human being. That means living consciously at my full potential and reaching real happiness in my life.
By progression I mean that there are essential steps to take when starting out with Personal Development. I believe that in the process of personal growth there are specific milestones
to reach, and that without tackling these, personal growth is not really possible or at least not complete.
Maybe you are still not convinced that Personal Development is for you and you may still ask "Why?" The reason is simple: Life is just better when we have done work on ourselves
And that includes our mental, physical, emotional, social and financial life. I think it's fair to say: Personal Development makes you happy
You can't really argue with that goal… Task 3
Summarize the text. Be sure to incorporate underlined phrases.
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