10 Simple Tips for Personal Development

Adrian S. Potter
2 min readJan 26

Improvement doesn’t need to be complicated.

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1. Talk to those people you admire. Ask them for advice on whatever qualities they have that you want to emulate.

2. Spend time creating new, positive habits. These habits will be the foundation of your success.

3. Strengthen your mind and improve your analytic skills. Do word problems, solve puzzles, or play strategy games that require thought.

4. Surround yourself with people who have similar goals as yourself. Or different goals. The point is to be around upbeat people who try to learn and achieve.

5. Tap into new wisdom every day. Read a book. Listen to a motivating audio recording. Watch a positive video.

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6. To get another perspective, ask for feedback from friends and family.

7. When you lose focus, ask yourself, “why?” Once you know this answer, you can improve your strategy.

8. Write to yourself to help overcome any lingering doubts or issues you are still keeping inside.

9. You cannot always avoid difficult people, but you can learn to deal with them. Take some people management training or read books with strategies for this if necessary.

10. Your environment impacts your mood. Set up an inspirational area where you can spend time visualizing and creating.

Continual improvement can make a huge difference in your life. I hope these random tips from my experience inspire you to evolve and grow over time.

Did you enjoy these tips? Which one was your favorite? Do you have a personal development concept that is your go-to tactic? I would love to hear all about it in the comment section.

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Adrian S. Potter — the antisocial extrovert — is an author, engineer, consultant, and public speaker. When he’s not busy silently judging your beer selection or record collection, he writes poetry, short fiction, and articles on various subjects, including creativity, leadership, optimism, and personal growth. Adrian is the winner of the 2022 Lumiere Review Prose Award and the author of Field Guide to the Human Condition (CW Books) and Everything Wrong Feels Right (Portage Press). His next book, And the Monster Swallows You Whole, is forthcoming in May 2023 through Stillhouse Press. Visit Adrian at http://adrianspotter.com/. Say hi. He won’t bite.

Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com