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When you speak of self-development, what do you mean? How do you develop your "self?"

To me, there is a mind-body-spirit connection so I try to address these three areas of my "self."

But what are you personally working towards? Becoming a better human being? Or is it something less existential, such a becoming more skilled in something?

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Originally Posted By: Lori - Marriage
When you speak of self-development, what do you mean? How do you develop your "self?"...

Hi Lori, a simple definition of self development is �moving from where you are now to where you want to be�. The decision to develop your �self� is a pursuit of self-knowledge and self-understanding that lasts a lifetime as the more you study and learn, the more levels you find exist!

Take an apple as an example. At first you see a piece of fruit. As you venture deeper into its �make-up� you see skin, core, seeds, etc. Then each seed can be broken into its constituent molecules, then atoms, then sub-atomic particles, etc. There is, in effect, no end to investigations of that apple as the deeper you go the more you find to study.

Here is an article that may be of interest:
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"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." "Personal development is about desiring and pursuing knowledge" "When you love yourself, you invest in your personal growth and development. You endeavor to be the best that you can be, and you strive to achieve your potential" People define "Personal" in different ways. I prefer the standard BODY-MIND-HEART-SPIRIT parts of mine and deliberately removing badness and adding goodness in each area until i live.

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Originally Posted By: neobian
"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life."

"Personal development is about desiring and pursuing knowledge"

"When you love yourself, you invest in your personal growth and development. You endeavor to be the best that you can be, and you strive to achieve your potential"...
Hi Neobian, thank you for those 3 quotes. (JOY)

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You are welcome !!

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To Joy (self development) Those are some awesome words you have graced us with! Thank you

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I love all of these definitions so far. Self development can have so many meanings, but to really understand it, I think the only way is to start on your own journey of self development and see what you discover!

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To Joy (self development) Those are some awesome words you have graced us with! Thank you
My pleasure! I just feel that this subject is so important to all aspects of one's life - home, work, business, social, etc. (JOY)

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Self Development is the process of building one's own ability to grow by following set of activities, assessments and certain protocols. The power of a human being to develop the environment and world cannot be denied.


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