In order to be properly motivated toward personal development goals, it's important to admit how much you don't know. By accepting your insignificance in the grand scheme of things, you begin to comprehend your ignorance and lack of wisdom. A humble attitude puts you in the right mindset to learn new things and develop as a human being.
If you get extremely angry, do a ten-count before you act. Another technique is to breathe deeply and imagine a peaceful place. Avoid saying anything that could be mean, and try to stay calm.
Are you a heavy alcohol drinker? Are you a smoker, or do you regularly engage in something that is bad for you? Your body can best be described as a temple; make sure you treat it as such. If you're serious about improving your life, it's important to eliminate the habits which cause your body harm. Look at how you are living your life, and check if you're participating in any negative habits that should be eliminated.
When it comes to serious issues, sometimes therapy or professional help might be the best solution. Sometimes it takes a professional, outside perspective to identify the real source of a problem and this cannot be found in self-help books. Beyond the professional expertise, one-on-one therapy offers the opportunity for real communication. A psychiatrist can have a discussion with you, where a book cannot.
We all make mistakes which includes making poor food choices once in a while. Unchecked stress can be very damaging to both your mind and your body. Make an honest effort to live life to the fullest without sweating the small stuff.
Try new things as part of your personal development programme. Trying new things is a way to broaden your horizons. Additionally, you'll understand your limits and improve your abilities. You could end up creating something new, or doing something no one else has done. Don't just copy what others have done, find something original.