Category: Personal development

Personal development is the pursuit of self-improvement and growth to enhance one’s overall well-being and potential.

Articles in this category about

  • personal development (self-improvement),
  • goals,
  • habits,
  • productivity,
  • goal-setting.


Personal development encompasses including

  • emotional,
  • intellectual,
  • physical,
  • social, and
  • spiritual well-being.

It often involves activities for example

  • goal setting,
  • continuous learning,
  • self-reflection, and
  • the cultivation of positive habits to enhance one’s overall quality of life.

Self-development or self-improvement

A self-guided improvement—economically, intellectually, or emotionally—often with a substantial psychological basis.

Many different self-development groups exist. Each with its own focus, techniques, associated beliefs, proponents and in some cases, leaders.

Learning from shared experiences

Long-time members sharing experiences. These groups help themselves by learning and identifying problems can exemplify self-help. Self-help groups more as peer-to-peer or mutual-support groups.

Positive psychology

Some psychologists advocate positive psychology, and explicitly embrace an empirical self-help philosophy.

“The role of positive psychology is to become a bridge between the ivory tower and the main street—between the rigor of academe and the fun of the self-help movement.”