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Self Development Articles: Saturday Review 05/07/17

This is the week’s final article in the series of summaries of self development articles. You can view all the previous summaries in the series by clicking on this category link.

Self Development Articles: Saturday Review

Today is Saturday,once more! I  will take my usual glance back at the week with a fresh but brief overview of those summaries.  It will be so brief that I will often confine it to picking the “quote of the week.” The Saturday review will also feature a story that illustrates the benefits of self improvement. That story may come from within these pages or somewhere else out there in this wide world of ours.

And, I will pick an inspirational quote for the week starting with the one below.

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On with the show!

Quote of the Week

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I do like that quote taken from Ayodeji’s article. It seems to be a disease of our modern age. I say roll back the clock!

Happy Moment of the Week

That has to be an article I read in the Manila Bulletin under the heading This Security Guard is now a Lawyer. It’s a warm and inspiring story of how one young man studied hard to fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer.

The manila Bulletin adds – “The story further states that while he was working as a security guard, Lawagan attended night classes during his first year at a Law School.

As quoted, Lawagan recalled that it wasn’t easy (attending night classes) since his wife was pregnant then with their daughter, who is now 4 years old.

See you Monday and have a great weekend.

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This is a further post in what has become a series about self development. The idea is that I take an article or perhaps a video or an infographic and summarize what it really means.  I have always been a believer in self development even before it became trendy!

Shucks I even write about self development in my About page! And if you need to know more then please check out my Personal Development page. Self development? Personal Development? C’est la même chose!

If you have a thirst for information like me then I can help. I believe I have found part of the  solution through Blinkist. It is an app that if used properly can be a tremendous aid to self development.

One of the advantages of me going through many hurdles of trying to create and improve myself in my retirement is that I have discovered things that work. Things that aid productivity.

Self Development and Blinkist

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The aim of this series is to summarize to you articles that I believe assist in self development. Damn it! More than that – help you achieve, be a better person.  Blinkist does that too. It will give you a synopsis of excellent books written by experts in their respective fields.

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Formal Education vs Self Development

Indeed, I am a great believer in self development. Formal education can only teach you so much. The rest is up to you. Learning is within the capacity of all. We do it as soon as we leave the womb and it should be a continuous process. You are never too old to learn.

Through my passage in life, I feel qualified to pass on my wisdom about self development. I feel so strongly about it that I intend to eventually offer one to one consultations to help anyone who is prepared to listen. Listening and learning are the easy bits. You as an individual have to implement those lessons. No one can do it except you!

You can be the most intelligent person on earth but without self- awareness and self development then you run the risk of stagnating. Even worse, you could go backwards.

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