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What is self-development? Why should you do it? and 5 ways to start your self-development journey today.

The words self-development are thrown around a lot and it can become confusing as to what it means and how to do it.

Self-development all starts with the deep desire to become a better version of yourself.

It can range from going for a short walk each day, all the way up to climbing Mount Everest.

This makes self-development accessible to everyone who wishes to get more from their life.

My journey started with wanting to learn new things. I listened to and watched people who were experienced in different fields like fitness, philosophy, and motivational speaking.

Then I just did what I thought might improve my life.

What was once a hobby, then turned into a passion and is now a part of every day for me.

Self-development is making me more capable, not only in my work but also in my relationships and regarding my health. They are a mandatory part of my existence.

My current self-development challenges are:

  • 100 burpees every day as fast as I can (Check the thumbnail for my fastest time).
  • Cold plunge every day for 3 minutes.
  • Posting my journey on social media every day. Check out my Instagram

I’m doing these to develop consistency and practise doing hard things, because I know that is what has held me back in the past.

Self-development can make you see who you really are. When you push yourself to an extreme, who do you become?

When you take a brutal gym class that pushes you so hard you have sweat dripping from your eyelashes…

That’s when you meet the person you are capable of becoming.

The sad thing is, most people never find that person. They remain comfortable for their whole life, which makes growth nearly impossible.

Doing difficult challenges is a stage I have reached and am so grateful that I have. However, everyone must start somewhere.

Here are 5 different ways you can start today:

  • Go for a short walk every morning.
  • Read 10 pages of a book and implement what you read.
  • Start a journal and assess your thoughts.
  • Join a community to meet new people.
  • Learn a new skill you can leverage.

My advice would be to start small and become consistent. Then advance to the tougher challenges.

However, if you’re confident that you can do hard things for a long time, definitely go for it! 

If you like the sound of throwing yourself into something but aren’t sure what, we have a free course which will teach anyone the skill of playing poker and give information on what learning poker can do for your life.

We also have a growing community of people trying to improve at life, just like you.

I'll see you inside,

Cheers, 
​Corey