Personal Development

Personal development insights, ideas and information to ponder, reflect upon and consider as you enter a new day. Thoughts to add to your interest and pursuit of a better lifestyle and reaching your goals in the short-term, and the long-term. What do you consider personal development?

Hopefully it includes that it is a really positive force for steering you to a better place in life through understanding, education, and some hard work. If it is a dream you have, an idea you want to see arise, a destination you want to reach, articles and content categorized as “personal development” on thereinsoflife.com will strive to provide you with the insight and partner with you on their achievement.

Take what works, leave behind that which doesn’t. It’s there for your consideration. Maybe it’s how to resolve the question of, pursuing education when you are up in years —- is it meaningful? Is it worth it? Maybe it’s starting a business when you have a family to raise? Is it worth the attempt? Maybe it’s a language to learn? And, you are asking yourself which language, and why should I? Whatever areas of growth you want to achieve, the “personal development” category of thereinsoflife.com is where you can reference articles that hope to help you get there. In closing, and to help be clear, personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.

Personal Development

Each Morning Is A New Start

Our lives have many twists and turns.  Not every day is pleasant, and sometimes there is conflict.  For a brief time, I was raised in the 19th Ward of Rochester, New York.  It was the late 60’s.  Integration was at the surface of discussion all through the U.S.A., but where I grew up, WE WERE INTEGRATED.  No partiality […]

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Personal Development

Rebound from Discouragement. Get Your Life Back

There are many “voices” that keep us down and out in this world.  Negative feedback, failures (which, really, are merely setbacks and learning experiences), bad relationships, bad choices, bad attitude.  However, there is one area that covers them all—and if we can just overcome it—-then we are on a path to success, and, realizing our […]

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Personal Development

Do You Carry An “Albatross?”

In the seven part poem, “The Rhime of The Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the main character, the Mariner, is forced by his companions to wear a dead albatross around his neck, after having shot it with a crossbow.    His companions thought it bad luck that he shot it, when it had brought them all good luck.  The theme of “having an […]

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Personal Development

Individuality In a Group Dynamics Society

Do you have any problems in maintaining your individuality in a world of groups?    You know the groups…the entertainment celebrities…the sports figures…the billionaires…the politicians…even the news anchors.  These are the people that life focuses on every day. What are they doing?…what are they posting?…what are they saying?  If you don’t have a Wikipedia profile, you’re no […]

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Personal Development

Living in the present

There are so many distractions in these present times. Even if there wasn’t a pandemic, the amount of noise in a person’s life on any given day is extreme.   Our thoughts and eyes dart to and fro’, trying to ascertain the moment in time we’re in, and what we should be focused on.  Therein lies the challenge […]

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Personal Development

Handling Uncertainty

Life is not granted to us with advanced notice of what’s to come.    We live life knowing that each day is a new one and can be lived enjoyably, with purpose and progress.    Others have their own ideals of what makes a life and their expectations for a new day, new week, new month and new year.  What is common […]

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Personal Development

Poetry As Therapy

The days of knowing poetry and famous poets seems to have gone the way of posts, messages, comments, emails, friends, likes, etc.  It just isn’t something society gives attention to like it used to.    A present-day preoccupation with chatting, watching the best subscription television, posting, and swiping has become the routine.  I encourage you to […]

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Personal Development

You Can’t Force Things, So Don’t Try

So much in life we want to expedite. An appointment, a bill payment, a workday, a conflict. The only thing we don’t seem to want to rush is a vacation. But because we live in a world of 8 billion people and our lives are intertwined with people each and every day, and we are […]

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Personal Development

Decisions Can Be Made “At a Time of Your Choosing”

Did you ever notice how the pace of society forces you into making a decision according to its timing?    We find ourselves in situations where we just don’t say “stop”, but rather go with the flow, as though we’re obligated to commit to a decision.  Maybe it’s a sales transaction, maybe it’s a choice regarding […]

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Personal Development

A new year…A new cadence in life

Being thankful for making it through the previous year should be a good frame of reference for carrying on into the new year.   Tomorrow is not a day we are ever promised. Have you noticed that with a new year, the momentum, the cadence of your life comes to a grinding halt?  And, you’re actually […]

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