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What is Personal Development?

Personal development has been defined in various ways as human life has multiple aspects but it is definitely not restricted to career development or financial conditions. Human personality is not to be measured merely by social status or bank account. It encompasses a lot more than this and everyone defines it in his own way.

Happiness lies in success and success lies in developing oneself according to one’s passion and priorities. Personal development can be broadly categorized in development of physical health, mental and emotional health, financial health, relationships, education, talents and potential and quality of life in general. I have missed out spiritual development because this is altogether a different field and requires a different mindset and priorities. Everyone is not much interested in spiritual development either.

All aspects of life require different kind of effort while some of them are also interrelated. Out of all those, I attach maximum importance to physical, mental and emotional health because this forms the basis. A sick or unhealthy person can obviously not be efficient in his working and performing even daily functions efficiently. A bed-ridden person, no matter how talented he or she might be, cannot compete. By this I do not mean to imply that one should be body-builder, King Kong or a Superman. What I am trying to say is that one should care for personal health without putting it down the list of priorities. Needless to say that you must fix your priorities logically not emotionally because emotions can more often than not lead to incorrect decisions, which might ultimately lead to serious setbacks. Whichever way you choose, it is you who has no fix your own priorities.

Review of lifestyle is equally important and has notable relationship with efficiency and quality of life in general. Given that no two persons are equal in physical and mental capabilities and no body can do everything. No body can be at the top in all the fields. There are human and individual limitations too. Yet, one can at least be clear in his or her aims and give them a try. Personal development needs personal effort and the will to do.

Personal development does not mean just the material gain

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