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.

When everything collapses in life

There is no person in this world who doesn’t experience a complete collapse in their life every once in a while. My career path is still fresh, and yet I’ve seen up close the ruin of the most stable corporations, breakups of the most stable relationships, collapse of markets, failed projects, career standstills, running in place in face of unimaginable efforts, mental and emotional cages, risks that didn’t pan out, and so on. Collapses as a form of severe failure and breakdown are a part of life, we can’t avoid them; especially not those of us who are truly living life, taking risks and constantly trying new things.

From proactive and reactive behavior to superproactivity

Being reactive means that you don’t take any initiative or make strategic decisions in life, you just go where life kicks you; and then you react to what happens to you, sometimes with positive, but more often with negative feelings. On the other hand, the main idea of being proactive is that you ask yourself what’s likely to happen and you act accordingly to get the best possible outcome. You act before a situation becomes a source of frustration or crisis. Superproactivity means taking full and complete responsibility for your life, including the areas where you expect nature, love, government, church or whoever to take care of things instead of you. You take responsibility for your own life in the hardest areas ever.

A thin line between good and bad quality of life

There is a thin line in life - not only between love and hate, as the most known saying goes, but also in many other aspects that determine your happiness and quality of life at its core. In order to live the best life possible, you want to be on the right side of these thin lines - on the right side of a thin line between courage and stupidity, being a good person and buying attention with kindness, being greedy and protecting your material assets, mindfulness and self-castration, assertiveness and aggressiveness, love and hate, being a genius and insane.

How to develop an abundance mindset

If you want to be happy and successful in life, you must have an abundance mindset; otherwise you may catch yourself in a vicious greed-based competition or in (symbolical) self-castration and procrastination – both making you unhappy. The abundance mindset consists of the three crucial elements: (1) Seeing all the possibilities the world has to offer in order to create, connect, grow and enjoy, (2) knowing that you deserve love and prosperity, and (3) realizing that if you’d experience only plentitude in life, it would be boring as hell and you wouldn’t appreciate anything you have at all. The opposite of

Why you will never find happiness in life

If you’re reading this article you’re probably not a super happy person; or maybe you think you should be happier in life than you actually are. I assume you already read dozens of articles listing “top ten things you should do” in life to be happier, and they surprisingly didn’t work. Probably you haven’t even tried those ten things, because you intuitively know they don’t work. Well, let’s build up a case here, see why these things don’t work, with a ray of hope at the end of the blog post for how you may actually find your own piece of