Do you yearn to get better . . . but never seem to get around to doing the simple things that would make you so much better?  Or perhaps every once in a while, you do catch the fire to be all you can be and put in tremendous effort . . .but you can never seem to maintain the momentum for very long.

This is the post for you.

Your self-esteem will skyrocket the moment you commit to a daily process of personal development.  It is incredible to watch yourself becoming a better person today than you were yesterday. And knowing you will do it again tomorrow.  It is by daily striving to improve that we make the most of each day, lead fulfilling, adventurous, awesome lives; and truly come alive.

Have Fun At The Beach!

Have Fun At The Beach!

So how do we get started?  And remain moving forward each day?

The key to making personal development a life-long passion is:  fun!

The key to making personal development a life-long passion is:  fun!

If your self-improvement program includes a lot of items “you should do” or “must do” — you likely won’t stick with it for very long. . . if you ever even begin.  If instead you concentrate on only working on improving yourself (initially, at least) in areas that fascinate you, challenge you, and seem like tons of fun, you don’t have those “must dos” to avoid and you won’t be “should-ding” all over yourself.  😉

To Become . . . Just Have Fun!

To Become . . . Just Have Fun!

Search for self-improvement items that resonate with you.  Migrate to items where you don’t have to force yourself to do them.  Rather, pick from ideas that you cannot wait to begin.  Instead of working to try and push a boulder up a mountain.  Start with the boulder at the top of the mountain and just get it rolling.  Then, you’ll find it is very hard to stop.  Even if you wanted to.  Those are the best habits to develop!

Pretty soon you will look back on your life and see that many of your dreams have come to fruition, and that your life has become infinitely more fulfilling.

Here is my favorite one to get you started ‘thinking out of the box.’  We will be randomly posting more specific ideas for you from time-to-time and will try to remember to link them here.

But don’t forget the most important thing in your personal development program:  Have Fun!

Personal Development Fun Ideas

I read. Therefore I am.

I read. Therefore I am.

Become a Bookworm. Good books are overflowing with great advice and intelligence.  Not only that, but the approach of the author will almost always be different than your.  Just learning the way another sees the world allows you a whole new mindset from which to perceive and move through the world. The more you read, the more points of view you gain in dealing with people, events and situations.  And the best authors not only teach well, but do so in a refreshing and entertaining method that makes reading a lot of fun!

The foundational books of your library should include these, at minimum (in no particular order):

  • Eat That Frog (Brian Tracy)
  • The Republic (Plato)
  • Getting Things Done (David Allen)
  • The Declaration of Independence (Thomas Jefferson, with others esp. Franklin and Adams)
  • The Constitution of the United States of America (James Madison with many others)
  • The Winner Within (Pat Riley)
  • Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
  • The Art of War (Sun Tzu)
  • Galatians, I Corinthians 13, John’s Gospel and First Epistle (Bible)

    Isn't It Time To Read Some Great Books?

    Isn’t It Time To Read Some Great Books?

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Steven Covey)
  • The Go-Giver (Burg and Mann)
  • How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci (Michael Gelb)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  • I Became a Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt (Vince Antonucci)
  • Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
  • Awaken the Giant Within (Anthony Robbins)
  • Why Your Life Sucks (Alan Cohen)
  • Barbarians at the Gate (Bryan Burrough and John Helyar)
  • Flags of Our Fathers (James Bradley)

For more fun personal development ideas, read the second post on this topic, MAKING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FUN!

In Fun,

Scotty b.

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About Scotty b.

J. Scot Blackburn is a California attorney. His friends call him 'Scotty b.' Scot graduated from Pepperdine Law School after earning business degree from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley. Scot runs his own law practice, The Blackburn Law Firm at www.HelpWithMyCase.com. Scotty's interests including reading, football, interpersonal communications, cooking, military history, travelling, golf, and telling near-senseless jokes that only he finds amusing. Scotty's hero is his Grandad, C.C. Blackburn. His favorite movies are The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Few Good Men and The Matrix. His favorite athletes are Roger Staubach, Magic Johnson and Michael "Playmaker" Irvin. Scot's favorite musician is Sebastian Bach (not the German Baroque period composer who shares Scot's initials; but the former Skid Row front man). Scotty created a Board Games Magazine Top 100 Game ("Brain Chain") along with teacher Kris Harter, attorney Alicia Vaz, and graphic designer Roy Ice.

Posted on May 2, 2015, in Book, Fun, Personal Development, Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Great post! Really inspiring and I think more people need to realize that self improvement is an ongoing journey and its fun!!I have dabbled a little in recent year with self-help books. Especially those that are business related since I established my own startup but I found many of them to be very cliche and impractical. A colleague of mine recently gifted me ‘The Magic of Attracting Money’ by Mani Maran (http://www.magicofattractingmoney.com/) and it has absolutely changed my life. I can’t stress enough what a huge inspiration this book has been for me in terms of positive mindset and winning attitude. It makes all the difference and this book just shows You the way in such clever and practical steps. If You read this book and really take on board the wisdom that is being shared, You will be forever thankful to this wonderful author.


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