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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

What is Personal Development?

In the past 3 years, I’ve read numerous books, listened to endless podcasts and audiobooks, and had countless conversations on the subject of self-improvement.

Most of these mediums provide mindsets and solutions in their own words, but I think I’ve figured out the core of every page, paragraph, and idea on personal development. In incredibly simplistic terms, here’s how I see it:

To achieve a desired level of fulfillment or meaning, requires some level of work or effort. The problem is, most of us either don’t feel like doing this work, or we are confused as to what work exactly needs to be done.

The purpose of personal development is to work around these two issues: to develop habits and tricks which make us get the work done despite not wanting to; and to figure out the proper steps of action needed to get to where we want to be.

This is all much easier said than done. Work is hard, but we can make it easier. All we have to do is show up every day.


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