Knowing Yourself First for Personal Development

Knowing Yourself First for Personal Development

Hello! Welcome to our next blog article on Personal Development

Earlier, we talked about how to develop your personality. This time we would like to emphasize the necessity of knowing yourself first for personal development. What are the areas on which you can work on?



What are the Areas of Personal Development?

Personal Development plays a major role to shape the future of our life. Even spending little of our time in these areas will be highly fruitful.

It’s often said that Self-Investment is the best investment you can make in your life, and rightly so.

Self – Conscious

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Everything you want to happen begins from you. 

When you reach deep inside yourself, you will understand what you are craving for. We frequently want to explore our outside world without even knowing the hidden treasures within ourselves.

We have certain goals and objectives in our life, don’t we?

Everyone wants to achieve success. But, we forget the realization of our existence, we forget our roles and our way of becoming satisfied with life. 

If you are thinking the same, then you are not far away from discovering your inner potential.

Sometimes, even I don’t understand why life is hitting me so badly?

Only to realize later that I wasn’t fully aware of the situation. It’s uncertain when ups and downs come into our lives. However, it’s in our hands how to play the dice that can savor a better future in such a situation.


How often do you reflect empathy for others?

The more you try to understand others’ problems, the more you realize the value of that specific problem to you. 

Someday or the other, we could confront the similar situations others have faced. 

You may question, but why should I bother helping others?

You will be astonished by the changes you have brought into you. Understanding others’ situations will allow you to solve the problems, which were creating an imbalance in your life.

Our efforts to enhance these two skills gradually upgrade into the new level of personal development. If done so, other areas of personal art can also be understood easily. We can find the meaning in our lives, life directing us to the other areas of development.


How will you Benefit from Personal Development? 

Well, that should be our major concern. 

The grand benefit you will have is finding your purpose. Developing personal skills will not only make you determine your goals, but it also raises your self-esteem and motivation who you want to be and what you have done to achieve life goals. 

The aspects which you fear the most will eventually become the ones that will help you with your development.

Why am I saying this?

Once you discover yourself, you will also get to know what’s making you fear so most. This thinking provokes the action, which requires to defeat your fear. 

But still,

Why don’t I see any changes?

After all, you are growing. The only reason you don’t see any changes in you is that you haven’t maintained the habit of tracking yourself.

The day you set your goals on the paper and turn it daily with the aim of growing, you will uncover the drastic change in yourself someday.

But the fact is that you haven’t started yet and you are unaware of your achievement. 

Start by today and observe what you have gained so far. You will be glad in doing this. 


How do Books Influence Personal Development?

In this technological world, why should books matter to us?

Why not engage practically in the field rather than spending time reading books?

Even the 4th Richest Person in the World spends around 80% of his day reading books. Yup, you guessed it. It’s Warren Buffet.

As per my experience as well, whatever the initiative I have taken in my life, it’s all through the destination provided by books. It actually forges to unravel the successful methods of personal development.  Books show how great people dealt with difficult times. Even more, when deeply engaged, we become part of the story in the books that synchronize us about the depth of making our lives better.

Reading books helps to improve our vocabulary. Also to that, it guides us with different small steps, building self-confidence in us. 

Among all the books I have read, there are some books I would recommend to you. These will assist you with sustaining the power of your personal skills.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  • Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill


Are we Addicted to Personal Development?

Firstly, I would request you to ask yourself. Is caring for yourself an addiction?

We continuously try to improve our behavior and skills. We want to remain productive. When we care and appreciate what we are doing, it’s not an addiction. It’s our desire to flourish our personality, our willingness to stand with the change and our way to discover ourselves. 

A lot of times, we try to behave according to the surrounding, don’t we?

In such situations, how often do we ask, Is this what I really want to become? 

If I am not wrong, we rarely do. We should encounter to ask ourselves, 

Am I happy with what I am doing?

Do I place my priorities on activities that don’t have a positive influence on me? 

These types of questions make us track our habits and develop the skills accordingly. 

We ought to be able to distinguish the needs of ours and view our life in different parameters. 

So, let’s embark on our journey of exploring ourselves. Let’s develop our personal skills that can benefit all of us in the long run.  

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”        

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have written a similar article about my experience with social media in this coronavirus lockdown. Check it out – My Personal Experience With Social Media In This Coronavirus Lockdown

If you learned something and enjoyed reading this article, then please consider sharing this with your wonderful friends as well. Thank you so much!

Get Your Free eBook Now!

Reshaping your life

This Post Has 45 Comments

  1. Naboi

    Reading books has been the biggest part of my personal development journey. I am a personal development junkie 🙂 Thanks for this…good read!

    1. Pro Investivity

      It’s our pleasure, also thank you very much for taking the time and effort for reading.
      Great to know that reading book has helped you so much in your personal development!

  2. Great post here! It’s really good for basic knowledge of what personal development is. And thanks for the quotes, they really support the thought of the post.

    It’s a good read, indeed.😘

    1. Pro Investivity

      Thank you very much for your kind words!
      I’m glad that you have enjoyed our content.

  3. Divine

    The 7 habits of highly effective people is a must read and it will never get old. I agree with you, the books we read have a major influence in our lives.

    I have come to realize that it doesn’t matter how many books you read per month, if you can’t apply the knowledge you have acquired through your reading, it’s a waste of time.

    Thanks for sharing this insightful post. Love your blog 💕

    1. Pro Investivity

      Absolutely true! I’m glad you too believe 7 Habits is a must read.
      We have to apply what we have learnt, otherwise what’s even the point, as you said.
      Thank you for your warm comment, Divine.

  4. alexbrown

    Insightful and informative article! I especially like your book recommendations, all great reads. Keep it up!

    1. Pro Investivity

      Thank you very much for your warm comment. I’m glad that you liked the book recommendations!

  5. Pingback: How Should You Invest As Per Your Age Group? – Pro Investivity

  6. lunaraeblog

    Really love your blog and your post definitely resonate with me and so glad to of found your blog, will follow now ☺️

    1. Pro Investivity

      Thank you so much for your wonderful words and also for the follow!


    I really like this insightful article! I absolutely agree that empathy plays an important role in self-growth and development. The section on books influencing everyday was also of particular interest to me, but I guess a person must be willing to incorporate what they read into their lives in order to create change. One must first learn how to apply the knowledge you’ve read into reality because only then will you get change. Brilliant article! 🙂

    1. Pro Investivity

      Thank you for going through the article! I appreciate your time and effort!
      Indeed, empathy is such an important aspect for self development, isn’t it?
      True! We must be willing to implement what we have read to maximize the outcome.
      Thank you so much for your insightful comment!

  8. Katarina

    Very nice! I really like this article. 🙂 I absolutely agree that self-Investment is the best investment you can make in your life. I`m very glad that you write articles about this topic because I believe we need more articles like this. This can be very helpful for people to improve the quality of their life. 🙂
    Every word is so true and your writing is so clear, precise and you emphasize what really matters. I also like the book recommendations. I`ve just finished The Greatness Guide from Robin Sharma, and I can find some similar thoughts between that book and your article.
    Brilliant work! 🙂
    I can`t wait to read more of your articles.

    1. Pro Investivity

      Katarina, Thank you for your commentary on this article. 🙂
      Personal development shapes the major growth in our life. Definitely, we need more articles about the topic. Self investment is the one that people should prioritize on.
      I’m so happy that you found this useful.

  9. denisseea

    I like all your posts about personal development. They are right on point and very helpful. Keep going 😊

  10. milleykhan

    Great article and a wonderful book list.
    I really enjoyed reading Man’s Search for Meaning. It was truly a very deep story.

    1. Pro Investivity

      Great. Indeed, that book’s like a piece of a gold. Thank you for your comment 🙂

  11. robertjupathi

    Nice post.
    I tell myself why am I unable to develop myself. I should have understood that this is a very long process, and I shouldn’t expect to see the results right away.

    1. Pro Investivity

      Don’t worry, Robert! It might take time, but you will get there someday, if you give your best 🙂

  12. robinadixit

    Beautiful! Empathy is such an important skill in our life. I’m happy that you have included its explanation.

  13. Excellinglife

    I love your post! Thank you for this.

  14. Riya

    Absolutely great work!
    It is really motivating and your self-investment ideas are excellent!
    Just keep that brilliant work up!!

  15. Anshuman

    Great work bro
    self investment is self improvement.

Leave a Reply