Category: Personal development

Welcome to the Personal development category on this blog. You are here on this planet for four basic reasons – (1) to create value, (2) to enjoy life, (3) to connect with other people and to (4) learn and grow.

The “learn and grow” part of the mission you have in your life is the duty to become the best version of yourself and leave a positive legacy behind. And the way to become the best version of yourself is to commit to regular personal development and constant improvement.

Personal development is about getting to know yourself, examining your life and your past, understanding your strengths and weaknesses, and then building strong foundations for a happy and successful life in the future. Day by day, you improve different areas of life and your character, and over time that accumulates in great results and accomplishments.

The good news is that improving yourself is a rewarding and fun experience by itself. Well, personal development is far from an easy task, but when you learn to enjoy the path itself and accept your limits, personal development becomes one of the most divine experiences on the planet – because you positively influence your own life, the people around you and maybe even succeed in making a dent in the universe.

There is no greater legacy than changing the world by changing yourself.

This category is a collection of blog posts dedicated to general personal development. The articles below are organized by date published. If you want to just skim the headlines of the articles to find the right one for yourself, go ahead.

But if you want to learn everything about personal development in a systematic step-by-step way, I suggest you go to the Personal development track, where personal development blog posts are grouped logically by different sub-topics of personal development.

Stupid decisions that can ruin your whole life in a second

No matter where you start, with time good choices lead to a better life and bad choices lead to a low quality of life. You make choices constantly, consciously and unconsciously, and they have a great impact on your life. The smarter choices you make, the better the direction your life is headed in. For a happy and successful life, your smart choices must greatly outweigh the bad ones. Neverthless, it's completely human to make a bad choice from time to time. But what you have to avoid at all cost are big stupid decisions. Stupid decisions are decisions with very small potential gains and a possible colossal negative impact on your life. They’re the opposite of smart risks, which are risks with a small downside and a huge upside. With stupid decisions, you can destroy your life in a matter of seconds.

Life is just a dream – not really, but the idea can be useful

In this blog post, I’ll talk about how perceiving life as a dream can be a good mental trick you can use to stay more flexible and creative. The problem is that because life feels very real, you take yourself and the world around you very seriously, including your limiting beliefs, assumptions, convictions and values that you’re emotionally heavily invested in. To free yourself, to open your mind and to play with different ideas, versions of yourself and potential future realities, it sometimes helps to see life as nothing but a dream. The bottom-line question is if your brain works 24/7 and dreams for several hours every night, so why not keep this function working even when you’re awake?

Hour of power – take one hour daily to invest into your future

There is a single investment with the highest potential yield ever. It’s an extremely profitable investment you simply can’t miss out on. The best news in the whole story is that this investment is also reachable to you. Because this investment is you. You, together with your talents and potentials, should always be your number one investment priority. But you become a profitable investment only in one single way – you take at least one hour daily to do something for yourself, for your future. One hour, every single day. Every working day, every weekend, every super busy day, no matter what, you just have to do it.

The proven ways to stop taking things personally

You were just badly insulted. You’re raging inside. You need to talk to somebody immediately. You call your best friend, explain the crappy thing that happened to you, and their wise words to calm you down are: “Just don’t take it personally”. That’s all well and good, but it still hurts. A wise rational statement may help you a little bit, but it’s far from enough. That's because taking things personally is about emotions, not logic. In this article, you will learn how to really stop taking things personally.

Your mind is like a garden that needs a good daily care

Your mind is like a garden and you are the gardener general. Even though nothing lasts forever, you can extend the longevity of things with positive actions, regular maintenance, and constant growth and improvement. Your body and mind are no exceptions to that. With regular maintenance, they both last longer and function better. That’s exactly what you want. If you want to have a beautiful garden, you have to take care of it regularly; on a daily basis. And if you want to have a beautiful mind, you have to take care of it regularly; also on a daily basis. There are several ways how you can take good care of your mind garden: Plant the right seeds and regularly wipe out the weeds, make sure that other people aren’t throwing rotten seeds on your soil and take good care of the soil.