How to Create a Personal Development Plan to Change Your Life Forever

Most personal development and success stories are b.s., but they aren’t intended to be.

Being Successful

When you succeed, it’s easy to romanticize the process looking backward. You tend to smooth out the rough edges of your story.

I write personal development books. I’m in the business of giving advice through my experience, but I can only tell you what I’ve done, what I’ve learned, and what I’ve experienced.

You may take the exact same steps I’ve taken and end up in a different place.

You can give the same amount of effort as someone else and not do as well as them.

No successful person rushes to admit how much of a role luck played in their success. They’d rather tell you they knew it would work all along.

Not me. Today, I’m pulling back the curtain and talking about the path that got me here today — you’ll see the effort, trial, tribulation, and luck that comes with being successful.

Looking Backwards

It was 2014. I was 24 years old and lived in a dorm room.

I should’ve had my degree and a nice job by then. The college town I lived in should’ve been a distant location in my rearview mirror.

Instead, I was stuck in that town without the degree, without the job opportunities, and without hope.

All my life I was told how much potential I had, how smart I was, and how successful I’d be. But there I was… a nobody. Throughout my life, I had ups and downs in motivation.

There were times I did well — really well — but I’d always fall into a hole of laziness. I was in the hole again.

How did I get out?

I Genuinely Got Fed Up

Your life won’t change until you say screw this. Inspiration works well enough, but being truly fed up gives you superpowers.

It wasn’t like my life changed instantly, but I recall everything getting better after the day I literally said out loud, “I’m not going to live this way.”

I had just got a job as a manager at a video store. To prepare myself to become a better manager, I started watching videos on YouTube — TED talks, interviews with

successful people, motivational speakers, etc.

I came across Tai Lopez and his videos on his “steps to live a successful life.” He had a bunch of free videos on different personal development products. At the end of the videos, he prompted you to check out his program — 67 Steps to Building Wealth.

going to live this way.”

I had just got a job as a manager at a video store. To prepare myself to become a better manager, I started watching videos on Youtube — TED talks, interviews with

successful people, motivational speakers, etc.

I came across Tai Lopez and his videos on his “steps to live a successful life.” He had a bunch of free videos on different personal development products. At the end of the videos, he prompted you to check out his program — 67 Steps to Building Wealth.

I was lost, stuck, frustrated, and didn’t want to live this way anymore. I decided to put my skepticism aside and do something to change my situation, so I bought the program.

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