Are you looking for personal development tips that have the power to transform your life?
The personal development industry has been massively growing during the last decade and more and more people are gaining access to this infinite amount of life-changing knowledge.
However, even though striving to become a better version of oneself is certainly praiseworthy, it’s useless unless one have the right tools and strategies at disposal.
Unfortunately, when it comes to getting results, few people are masters at it.
Let’s explore 27 personal development tips to change your life and get the results you’ve always wanted.
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1/ Invest In Yourself
This is the core principle that will make the difference as to whether or not you are going to succeed at anything in life.
Most people approach this principle the wrong way. Not only do they think only in terms of money, but they especially do it wrong.
More often than not, when it comes to investing in a book or a training program, people get reluctant to invest even in the cheapest program – let alone more expensive products.
What many people don’t realize is the hidden benefit of investing: it’s an investment that will not yield results right away, but will be profitable in the future.
In my case, I’ve spent thousands of dollars in my education (courses, audio programs, books..) for the sole purpose of becoming a better version of myself and which has tremendously benefited me.
Not only do you exchange time (which you can’t make more of) for money (which you can always make more of) by investing in yourself, you also experience much faster and considerable growth without having to make the mistakes that could either cost you a lot of money, or energy.
Investing in your education is the smartest move you could ever make – no one will ever be able to take that knowledge from you. Don’t hesitate to spend as much money as possible and expend your horizon of possibilities.
2/ Stretch Yourself
The most basic concept in self-development is that of the comfort zone, which is what you have and are comfortable with.
However, what you do want is outside of this circle of comfort. Your mission, thus, is to step outside of it as much as possible to be able to grasp the desired outcome.
The most common challenge people face in that situation stems actually from ourselves: the brain.
Unfortunately, (and fortunately), our brains have biologically been wired to keep us safe, and so will always try to look out for potential threats.
In our case, the brain will do its best to prevent you from getting outside of that comfort zone, which it considers dangerous.
Of course, speaking in front of an audience is nowhere as dangerous as hunting vicious animals thousands of years ago, but as we evolved, so did our brains.
Each time you feel the fear, always remember that it’s not true ; it’s only what your brain thinks is true.
3/ Master Your Time
Time is the only resource we can’t create, it is finite. After all, our days are numbered.
As such, we need to make the best use of it. Mastering your time is essential if you want to add self-improvement in your busy schedule.
The most common excuse, independently of age, race, gender or nationality is: ‘’I don’t have time.’’ Of course you do have time; it’s how you use it that matters.
Have you ever had all the time in your life available to do something, and yet at the end of the day realized you just didn’t accomplish much (if anything?)
It’s not about how much time you have, it’s about how you use it. Master your time, master your life.
4/ Create Your Morning Ritual
Of all the personal development tips I’ve applied in my life, adding a morning ritual has benefited me the most by far. To be completely honest, I have been quite off-track with this goal these past few days: and the difference was astounding.
I feel like something is missing in my life when I don’t do my morning ritual: I feel powerless, unproductive, unresourceful.. my day feels off.
On the other hand, doing my morning ritual allows me to be at my best and get the most out of the day ahead.
A morning ritual can be comprised of just about everything: working out, going for a walk, dancing, reading, reviewing your goals, reciting affirmations.. anything that has the power to change your life in the long-term.
5/ Learn Everyday
Life is about growth ; if you don’t grow, then you die.
Especially if you strive to become a better version of yourself.. you must learn every single day. It doesn’t have to be for a long period of time, but at least learn something new that has the potential to transform your entire life.
As much as I recommend it, you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars in training programs to learn. Reading books or watching some YouTube videos can work too.
However, be very careful as the information is often of better quality/structured in a better way when it’s paid information as opposed to free information that you can find online.
6/ Create Your Environment
When it comes to environment, there are two options: you either proactively and carefully design it to get the most out of it, or you just content yourself with what life has to give you.
Unfortunately, most of the time people choose and settle for the latter.
If you intend to grow and explore your potential as a human being, you shouldn’t let anyone hold you back in your life.
A lot of times, the people who hold us back the most are also those whom we love the most – which makes it hard for people to cut them out of their lives.
By choosing to tolerate this kind of behavior in your life, you’ll never get to your goals because someone will always hold you back.
Instead, pick the persons whom you know will support you along the way and make your journey easier. Hell, improving ourselves and overcoming our fears/problems is already hard enough, you really don’t need extra weight on your shoulders!
7/ Master Your Mindset
There is only one thing more important than your mindset in your life, and that’s your health.
Everything else can be easily created as long as you have those two things: health to live, and mindset to be happy, and attract people into your life which will inevitably change your relationships and finances.
Mastering your mindset is mission-critical as it’s what is going to determine whether you are going to win or lose.
Do you get back up after you hit the ground hard, or do you stay down? How do you feel when that happens? What do you do when you feel like doing nothing in your life? Are you driven solely by instant gratification, which will hold you back?
How do you react when things don’t go your way? Some people react very badly and it can destroy their lives. The ability to reframe any bad event into an empowering meaning has changed my life.
There are so many factors that has the power to destroy your life that it’s crucial that you master your mindset and emotions to understand and overcome those problems.
8/ Take Massive Action
As easy as it sounds, it’s often not and requires a lot of discipline/understanding of human nature. There are so many limiting beliefs that can prevent us from taking action.
You can learn as much as you want, but knowledge will never lead to wisdom. You need to implement what you learn in the real word, see what works and what doesn’t.
A lot of people know what to do but don’t do what they know; that’s why they don’t succeed.
Information will only change your life once it’s applied: implement these personal development tips!
9/ Be More Grateful
Life is about sharing and giving to others. To that end, no state is more powerful than that of being grateful.
When you become grateful, you forget about what you’re naturally wired to think about: you. This is very important as (most) people aren’t as interested in you as they are in themselves.
Gratefulness opens so many doors that it would be foolish not to use this power!
Furthermore, accessing gratefulness is as easy as pie! Forget all the difficult techniques, just think about anything you have in your life that you could be grateful for.
A lot of people misunderstand how this works: it’s not about having a big TV screen and a PlayStation 4 and being grateful for it, it’s about being grateful for everything – even the little things.
Do you have functioning legs? I assume the answer is yes, otherwise think about another body part. Be grateful for having them! So many people lose their ability to walk that it could happen to you too one day: until (if) that happens, be grateful for it!
10/ Love Yourself First
Lack of love or self-esteem can lead to some disastrous problems. Before you love others, love yourself!
I once heard the wise saying, ‘’Sometimes in life, you have to be incredibly selfish in order to be incredibly generous.’’. It couldn’t be more true. Think about yourself first by improving yourself, and once you get in a position of abundance, help as many people as you can.
For instance, if your goal is to help the poor, then first don’t become one of them.
Love yourself, love your life.
11/ Love Other People
Needless to say, the world doesn’t revolve around you ; neither does it around one individual. We need other people to meet our needs, whether it be our need for food, love or sex. Of course, it’s even more true in today’s world with services whose purpose is to make our lives easier.
I find it extremely difficult for people who have negative associations with other people: after all, they can’t win at the game of life on their own!
Oftentimes, our interactions with other people are dictated by the beliefs we have about them : if you believe that every people are crooks waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of you, then you’ll never fully trust or love other people because you’ll always have that thought in the back of your mind.
This is why you need to love yourself first: you have to overcome you own limitations before you can hope to open to others.
12/ Master Reframing
Have you ever had an experience where something happened out of the blue and completely changed the way you feel? How did you cope with it?
Reframing is the ability to look at an event but from a different perspective ; the ability to ‘’reframe’’.
Let’s be honest: events don’t have any meaning except the ones we give them. You could lose your legs and let it devastate you and your life, or you could have the belief that everything happens for a reason and that god decided to save you because you still have a purpose to fulfill.
Easier said than done, right? Reframing is not always easy because we’ve conditioned ourselves to behave in a certain way when a certain event happens, but if you can have enough self-awareness, it’s going to change the way you feel in a big way.
The main questions I ask myself to reframe an event are:
- What else could this mean?
- How can I use this in my life?
- What can I learn from this?
13/ Be Crystal Clear About What You Want
There is nothing more difficult than to achieve a goal that you’re not clear about. Think about it: how can you get to the destination if you don’t know the destination?
Being crystal clear often means knowing exactly what you want. In short, you should know your target.
You should know your goal so much so that even if someone were to wake you up in the night, you would be able to tell them exactly what you want.
14/ Build Your Confidence And Never Give Up
No matter what you’re planning to use self-improvement for, there will always be external challenges and inner conflicts you’ll have to deal with… That’s why you need to make a conscious effort to build your confidence about what you’re learning: it works!
Oftentimes, we get discouraged easily when we don’t get the results we want fast enough. Let me tell you one thing: if you do give up, you won’t get the results at all.
Building confidence is critical in any aspect of life, and the best way to do it is to reflect on past experiences. What are some times when you did something great and you thought, ‘’wow, this really works!’’? Write as much things down as possible.
15/ Give More
Giving has so much benefits: not only does it change the way you feel but it also can improve your relationships with other people, which can in return, change your entire life!
I’m not talking about fake giving to get something in return. Rather, I’m talking about true giving: giving to make people’s lives better without any other secret scheme hoping that you would get rewarded for it.
When it comes to giving, I also found that the amount doesn’t matter. I once got tremendous joy from giving a few dollars to a homeless person on the street just because of the way they smiled at me.
Some people feel reluctant at the idea of giving because they feel a sense of loss: they think that they’re losing something, when in fact they’re gaining something.
16/ Master Happiness
Although most people don’t have any clue about this, happiness is a skill you can practice, and improve.
When it comes to happiness, there is the misconception that it is something outside of our control and that something great should happen in order for us to feel that way.
Let’s face it, if you really wanted to feel happy, could you? Of course! All you have to do is to focus on something that makes you feel that way. We all have at least a few memories we treasure more than the others because they make us feel incredibly good.
There are so many ways to control the way we feel and bring out happiness more often that it is a whole skill to master, but it is definitely worth it. Consume as many resources as you can about this, because this is one aspect of life that can transform your entire life just by changing it.
17/ Smile More
Believe it or not, I once thought that smiling was a bad thing. In fact, I would do my best to stop smiling as much as possible.
One of my key characteristic as an individual is that I smile all the time when I look at somebody in the eyes, and for some reason there was a time where I would always fight against this.
It’s not until I realized the power of smiling that I stopped my vain struggle. Smiling not only makes me feel good, but it also usually wind up making other people feel good.
Recent studies suggests that smiling does indeed make people feel happier. It’s an incredibly powerful tool that everyone can utilize without restriction.
18/ Learn How To Learn
One of the most important thing in life is growth ; without it, we die. Not only that, but learning the proper way to learn is also critical. After all, if you’re going to spend time learning, you might as well as maximize your efficiency!
Unfortunately, when it comes to learning we have been conditioned by the school system to believe that learning is all about textbooks. I always hated that way of learning, and sure enough, it translated into the results I got.
As for me, learning that way isn’t fun enough. My brain has a very hard time learning this way. Conversely, makings things fun also make things easier for me!
Does it mean that you should learn the same way? Of course not. You should find what suits you best.
There are 3 mains types of people: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
People who are visual learn best by visualizing or looking at diagrams. Auditory people find it easier to learn by hearing information. Lastly, kinesthetic people hate theory and love practice: they learn better by actually doing things rather than learning how to do things.
Which type are you? It’s important that you find what is your type of learning so that you can make the best of your learning sessions.
19/ Exercise More
As a personal development tip, everybody knows this but it can’t be stressed enough: exercise! Our bodies aren’t made to sit all day, although that’s what most people do.
As long as you exercise at least 150 minutes a week (aerobic activity), you should be all right.
20/ Love Your Life
It sounds very simple and yet many people aren’t doing this.
Simply taking time to settle down, breathe and just loving your life can be incredibly beneficial to your health, productivity and overall quality of life.
How would people treat you differently if you completely loved your life? Everyone can tell in a moment if a person likes their life or not, and we all want to spend time with someone who makes us feel good.
For some people it might prove to be harder than others depending on your situation, but the bottom line is: love your life to take your life to another level.
21/ Be More Curious
Previously, I talked about how I liked to learn while having fun. This tip follows the same concept: be curious about every form of art there is and you’ll be shocked to know that you can actually learn a lot!
You do not necessarily need to pick up a self-help book or watch a Tony Robbins seminar to learn about life, sometimes the biggest and most important lessons of life can be learned through movies or fiction books!
By definition, art is very subjective and can mean a lot of different things to different people. Find your own masterpiece, and learn the lessons that you think can tremendously benefit your life.
Disclaimer: think twice before adopting any new way of life. As an exemple, I once wrote an article about The Godfather movie which is one of my favorite movies of all times in which I talked about what I learned in this movie, especially from the opening scene: don’t be selfish, give to others what they want and maybe you’ll get what you want.
In short, I learned a very positive lesson from this movie.
However, just like any piece of art, you could interpret literally anything you want. Could one think that the lesson from this movie is that you need to get rid of people in order to get what you want (as said in the movie ‘’I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse’’ before pointing a gun to someone’s head)? Sure.
One could also create an entirely different meaning from the same sentence: ‘’I’ll add so much value to this person’s life that he won’t want to refuse.’’ Much less scary, right?
Before you learn anything from a movie, a book or a TV show.. always ask yourself this question: ‘’Is it going to empower me and make my life better?’’
22/ Model Others
You could do your best and try to make your own carbonara using your imagination only… or you could just ask to a chef to show you exactly what ingredients you need to have and how to cook it perfectly – which is cheaper, faster and more effective?
Unfortunately, many people let their ego get in the way and try to reinvent the wheel when there is a better alternative.
Watch out for who you’re learning from: you want to learn from the people who have experience and results. If your goal is to be a millionaire, then learn from somebody who has made a million dollars or more.
Modeling is extremely powerful if you learn from the right people.
23/ Live In Abundance
Human beings continually experience what they think life is. It’s not only true about positivity and negativity, but also about abundance and scarcity.
There are primarily two ways to live your life when it comes to finances and resources : you either live in fear that what you have, you’re going to lose or you live believing that there are plenty of resources for everyone out there.
Some people believe that by being scarce, they are protecting themselves from loss, but it’s actually the opposite: they are limiting themselves. There are so much opportunities out there that could change one’s life, if only they were willing to let go of their fear and embrace it.
For instance, many people are holding on to money way too tightly fearing that by opening their hand, they are going to lose it. However, this is the opposite: what they’re truly doing is preventing themselves from more money to come their way.
When you live in scarcity, you experience scarcity no matter where you go. It’s up to you to choose whether you want to live rich or poor.
24/ Implement What You Learn
Many people are guilty of not doing this. Truth be told, I once was guilty of it too.
When it comes to knowledge, a lot of people ‘know what to do, but don’t do what they know’. Even if you had the best resources, mentors and environment in the world, it still wouldn’t be enough for you to succeed if you didn’t implement what you learned.
What good does it do if you learn how to make a million dollars or how to date the opposite sex if you don’t go out there and apply the information?
25/ Eat Healthy Food
Your success in life first and foremost comes down to your health, before anything else.
If you become severely ill and die, you will never accomplish anything. Eating healthy is very important as it is going to fuel your body for the rest of the day and give you maximum energy.
Health should always be your first priority as it’s the foundation of anything in your life – even your life itself. Without health, you have nothing.
26/ Embrace Problems
You don’t have to jump around and yell ‘’I love my life and all my problems!’’ To embrace problems. Instead, embracing problems is about accepting that problems are a part of life and a way to grow.
Many people become obsessed by their problems and get crushed by them. It doesn’t have to be that way.
I always like to view problems as a RPG-game. If you meet a level 6 problem and you are yourself level 6, then chances are you will overcome it if you put in the work.
Conversely, if you’re facing a level 10 problem when you are yourself level 6, your chances of succeeding are few. Of course, the more you overcome problems, and the more you will level up: that’s part of the game of life!
When you can do that, life will feel way easier.
27/ Fail A Lot
Does the idea of failing seem appealing to you? If you’re like most people, then the answer should most likely be no.
For some reason, many people associate pain with failure as if it was a big deal, when it’s not. When you think about it, that’s actually thinking short-term: the pain is short-term, but there is pleasure long-term.
Failure is inevitable to experience growth: it’s not only true for physical muscles growth, but also for your mental muscle.
The more you fail, the more you will grow.
These were the 27 personal development tips to change your life!
Did you find some tips you could benefit from by applying them right now into your life? Apply these personal development tips as soon as possible!
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