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Personal Development Articles

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These self improvement articles are offered as reflections for gaining greater insight for your own self development, personal leadership and personal mission development, and ultimately... find yourself living your dreams!

What is Personal Development?

What is personal development all about, and what can you expect as an outcome of cultivating it? Obviously, personal development is about your own growth... personal growth regarding your knowledge, your perspectives, or abilities. And, the term development is used in a positive sense. For example, learning to be peaceful rather than learning to be angry!

Personal Leadership Development

Having a personal leadership development plan provides a roadmap. You will gain self trust and knowledge around your values, beliefs, and highest purpose.

Perfect And Simple Gifts

You know that great feeling you have when you've just received a wonderful gift?

It is exactly the right thing... it's the right color and texture. It resonates with you and matches your life perfectly. Such ideal gifts may well be simple gifts from the heart.

The Power Of Positive Reinforcement

Whether encouraging a friend or partner to reach their goals, or training a dog to sit... positive reinforcement is a key ingredient. Much research has been undertaken, documenting the potent force of positive words when giving feedback.

The Gift Of Giving Feedback

When we are giving feedback we may be giving an appraisal, an assessment, a review, suggestion, and certainly an opinion. Valuable feedback can be any or all of these, and... more. In some ways, it can be what you want it to be.

Metaphor Examples Can Be Fun Little Puzzles

By reviewing these metaphor examples in the list of metaphors, you'll see that they offer a fun little twist to our english language. It is this bit of mind bending that has made them so popular as a Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) tool... they make us think and process information differently.

Sensory Language

Why does sensory language have a comfortable familiarity about it? Partly because we hear it sprinkled throughout daily conversation, and also because it's recognized by us on more levels than just the conscious and logical.

Stages of Love

ou might liken the two primary stages of love to two important seasons of a fruit bearing tree. The first stage of falling in love takes place when the tree is in full blossom. The second stage, staying in love, is when the rich life sustaining fruit is enjoyed.

Practice Random Acts of Kindness

Over the past decade, it was a rarity for me to practice random acts of kindness, and it seemed that I hardly ever heard about it either. It wasn't getting much press.

Recently I looked into it again, and I was very pleased to find that although it may have not been forefront on my radar, it is a vibrant and continually growing practice among many groups and communities today.

Aha Moments

Don't you love an aha moment!?! It's like a delicious sweet morsel that jumps out at you in an otherwise bland bowl of porridge. Guzzzinnggg! A taste sensation pings your taste buds and you get this ripple of delight dancing through your system.

But in this case, your personal insight serves a sweet guzzzinnggg to your brain rather than to your taste buds! It's a dynamic little wake up call triggering deeper self understanding and encouraging your personal growth.

Lucid Dreaming Techniques and Personal Development

Learning lucid dreaming techniques was one of the new things I did in the past year. Prior to that, I had never even heard about lucid dreaming, let alone know how to lucid dream! It's been an interesting and enlightening experience for my personal development, but probably not in a way that you would think.

This Personal Leadership Trait Needs Our Acknowledgment

The telling question as to whether you possess this leadership trait is: 'Are you doing what you want to, every moment of every day?' Well congratulations to those of you who know you are!

Actually, we are all doing exactly what we want to do everyday. The sooner we recognize this, the sooner we will claim the incredible power of this personal leadership trait.

Leadership Quality

It's good that I'm writing this leadership quality article. Or is it 'good'. That could be a value judgment, and far be it from me to judge! Being accepting and non-judgmental is the leadership trait that I'm writing about, so let's not tip those scales just yet.

Law of Giving and Receiving

The law of giving and receiving has got to be one of the most fun and rewarding principles of life! And it is very basic... you don't need a degree, nor do you need any money. If you are alive and kicking, you are ready to practice the law of giving and reap the rich rewards.

Law of Giving and Receiving in Action

Do you ever feel like the law of giving and receiving hints at an almost magical power for positive creation that we are only just scratching the surface of? It's like there is untapped potential for goodness embedded in giving. And that by every act of giving that we perform, we are inviting some as yet unseen goodness to manifest.

Positive Self Talk Helps Create Your Dreams

Practicing positive self talk throughout our day helps to raise our vibration and has the power to dramatically improve our results. The heightened positive vibration first of all feels great. In turn it has a beneficial affect on the cells in our body.

As A Man Thinketh

Do you recognize that phrase? "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he". It is from one of the most popular and widely distributed books in the world isn't it... The Bible, Proverbs 23:7.

James Allen, a writer and philosopher in the early 1900's wrote a whole book based on this phrase. The premise is that man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.

Neuro Emotional Technique

My chiropractor has given me many Neuro Emotional Technique adjustments over the past 15 years. NET is now a natural and logical approach for me if I have a stubborn or oft recurring subluxation or energy block in my body. Without fail, the NET treatment has identified the organ, muscle, or spinal area causing me grief, and assisted me in releasing the old pattern.

True Wealth

Has your true wealth been ravaged by the economy in the past decade. Certainly lot's of people have lost millions of dollars of wealth... how does that relate to real wealth? Some people feel like they have lost everything, and in financial terms maybe they have.

Personal Values Development Elevates Work

Personal values development is an integral part of self development that you can work on anytime, anywhere. In fact, you can work on it all the time and everywhere. The outcome is that you are consciously adding value all the time. The perfect place to start is at work... no matter what it is that you do for financial reward. These tips engage your personal values in your daily life, and add greater meaning to every step as you are building wealth

Personal Values Development Results in True Wealth Creation

How is it that true wealth creation occurs hand in hand with personal values development? You've probably heard it said that 'money has lost it's value'. So, let's find ways to put value back into it, thereby multiplying the value of your wealth and money.


A modern monomyth (Wikipedia definition opens new window) adventure has had terrific impact on my personal development, and it's apparent that it can also serve you. A monomyth is an inspirational story that takes the steps of the hero's journey as depicted by Joseph Campbell

Developing Intuition

When you are developing intuition it's like tuning your personal receiving antennae. Turn it this way and that... check the reception and the messages you are getting. Orient it at the just the right angle for strong clear messages to make their way through. And make sure you re-align it if turmoil and upsets cause the signal to weaken.

Free Personal Development Tools

These free personal development tools offer ideas that require only two things from you: your time and your committment to personal development.

Real Online Jobs Powered With Your Passion

Discover real online jobs that fit your personality and passion, and will make you happy at work. Is your own online website business the answer?

Niche Ideas

The Search It tool I'm going to introduce to you is a great first step to research niche ideas that match your interests. Search It is also much more than this. It's an incredible online brainstorming tool for researching a variety of information pertinent to building a profitable online business from a niche that excites you.

Words of Wisdom

Yep, you can have a personal word of wisdom for the year! And more than just have one, it will help you:gather your focus and more clearly see your next step, feel inspired to take that next step, or be in touch with why you are doing what you are doing

Emtionally Overwhelmed

When you are walking the track of personal development, feeling emotionally overwhelmed at times is one of the potential obstacles. You may feel that there is so much to know, do, or be in life, and sometimes it all seems insurmountable.

The Secret Movie by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret movie by Rhonda Byrne popularized the law of attraction (LOA) in 2006. The dvd was produced in a sort of documentary style, interviewing numerous new age thinkers and tying it all together with inspirational quotes, fitting images and rousing sound effects.

True Short Story Inspires Personal Development

This true short story by Jurek Leon reminds us that the opportunity for personal development is available with every encounter, every moment, with every person, every day. It is always up to us to rise to the challenge... or not.

Applying the Law of Attraction

There was a lot of excitement roused in regard to applying the law of attraction a few years ago due to the popular movie, The Secret. It highlighted a timely message to the world...

Controlling Others

Is it tempting for you to try controlling others, especially if those 'others' are your kids, spouse, or an employee? Some people might even say it even makes sense to control others. If that is you, read this inspirational story by Tim McGrath, and think again...

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