When you think of personal development, what comes to your mind? The dictionary likens the process of personal development to personal change, growth, progress, advancement, and improvement. It’s an evolutionary process toward personal excellence or a state of being outstanding. In other words, it is the opposite of settling for mediocrity. It is not really important what others expect from you. What really matters is what you expect from yourself. Personal development is, after all, a personal pursuit – it is the path to achieving the best possible version of oneself.