What is Self Development?

I was thinking about what we were going to discuss today, since it is Saturday it is time for our Saturday discussion, when I stumbled into a forum and saw someone ask this question.

What is Self Development?

The answer to this question might feel obvious, but what really is Self Development.
I would love to hear what your definition is.

Is it about becoming smarter?
Is it about getting more respect?
More success?
About increasing your mental faculties? You financial power? Your persuasive power or your influence?
To be more spiritual? To connect with something bigger?

Is it all of the above?
Or something completely different?

Please share your insights, I really want to hear what you think.


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2 Responses to What is Self Development?

  1. Timo Kiander says:


    I think that personal development is all about changing your paradigms. Something that we have taken for granted can be changed and because of that, there are lots of new opportunities for us to explore.

    For example, it could the fact that we are procrastinating and not getting anything done. However, when we figure out that there are many ways to improve our productivity, we realize that we can change our outcome if we want.

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Hey Timo,

      Great insight.
      When we change our way of thought a lot happens to us. Our mindset changes and we start seeing new things.

      Everything that happens to us is controlled by the mind and can therefore be changed if you need to change it.

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