Self-Esteem and Self Development

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Self development is a concept that has been around for thousands of years and it continues to be a powerful motivating force for millions of people to advance themselves through personal improvement. However, the concept has been viewed through the lens of modern psychology and this can often be misunderstood as being solely a matter of motivation or mental strength. While both are important elements, much more is involved in developing one’s own inner qualities and increasing their confidence and productivity. In this article, we’ll take a look at the many areas of self development, and how they relate to improving one’s life.

Understanding Self-Development

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To understand the concept of self-development, it’s important first to understand what it is. The term “self-development” is actually a synonym for the field of study known as human development, which seeks to describe and explain the processes that shape and develop human personality and abilities. The concept of self development is very broad and covers many different aspects of an individual’s life. It also includes skills, knowledge gaps, attitude towards training and education, and a willingness to take responsibility for their own learning. This last point is important because it highlights one of the key elements of self development: the willingness to take responsibility for one’s own learning.

Various Aspects of Self Development

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In order to understand the various aspects of self development, we first need to consider what they are, in order to better understand the self-development process. There are three main elements to consider, and they are determined by the stage in a persons life at which they begin to develop them. At each stage, they move closer to fulfilling their potential, but some aspects are left to achieve at later stages in life. These 3 elements are called the knowledge gap, self-belief, and self-development goals. Let’s take a closer look at these aspects.

Knowledge Gap 

this is a general indicator of self development. This refers to how much a person knows about a particular subject. Obviously, as you progress through your life, you will gather more knowledge about things in general. This is a general measure of how much “knowing” you have, on average. A self-assessment on this aspect will be useful when trying to improve skills or master new subjects.

Self Belief 

this is an attitude of self worth that you adopt. This is an important aspect of personal growth and self development. A self development scorecard will be useful in determining your level of self belief and overall attitude. This is also useful when trying to improve your abilities in a particular area.

Self Development Skill Enhancement 

This is a specific area of personal development. A lot of people believe that self-development is about improving yourself, but this is not the case here. This is actually the process by which you improve on areas of your life that are vital to achieving your goals and objectives. For example, if you have decided to go for a career in teaching, you will need to hone your communication skills and managerial capabilities in order to help you get into this line of work. Other self development skills that you will need to develop include problem solving, time management and organizational skills. These all help you in achieving your goals.


Self-esteem and self development are closely related to one another. One can be improved without affecting the other. As an example, a person with low self esteem and self development is unlikely to be happy with their jobs. On the other hand, a person with high self esteem who wants to change certain aspects of their lives may find it easier to get their job. But neither of these methods is likely to be successful without the other.

There is one other important factor that ties in with self-development and self-esteem: Habit creation. You can either be a Habitual learner or a Non-habitual exerciser. People who habit create new skills, habits and knowledge through deliberate practice. People who don’t habit create habits and abilities through sheer repetition. So if you want to achieve high levels of self-esteem and self development-and if you want to make your life better-you will need to start practicing these habits.

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