With another year passing by, you probably have that sinking feeling again: everyone around you is experiencing personal development, except you. The idea is everywhere you look—on social media, in your family circle, within your friend group, and even amongst your coworkers. You notice people growing and changing before your eyes. These changes take the form of a new diet fad, a “spiritual awakening”, a newfound love for meditation, or better health habits. They all chalk it up to personal development…but what exactly does that mean?
The ultimate goal of personal development is to show that you are becoming a better person. It can even be stated that your own life is a journey of personal development. Our society has created an entire industry that promotes these principles of self-growth. However, most people yearn so much for the “key factor” or “secret ingredient” to a more prosperous and abundant life that they are willing to give both time and money to gimmicks that simply end up being empty promises.