When Personal Development Training Suddenly Makes Your Life Miserable

Has your personal development journey made your life harder? You may be on the learning curve of overload, and you need to stop.


There are thousands of books and programs that promise to “change your life” if you would only buy them.

There’s no doubt some of these programs hold value, but many of them gloss over one of the most important aspects to transformation: not just reading and learning, but taking action.

Most people get overwhelmed in that phase. I’ve been there. I’d start out and then think I didn’t know enough. I’d buy another book or program.

For me, this was a period where one good book lead to six more good books and signing up for one guru’s daily email suddenly turned into 50 daily emails.

The information consumption went into overload, and I had no room to breathe! This was the beginning of transformation paralysis.

It took me months of frustration to realize I had turned the firehose on with personal development, but I wasn’t applying it because I didn’t have time to…

I had eight more books waiting on my nightstand!

The Process is Taking Just One Step at a Time

Although I successfully overcame this struggle, I learned a valuable lesson: Baby steps, bite-sized pieces, and breathing!

Transforming your life actually starts with a breath.

It’s getting your mind still and open to strategizing a plan. Finally it’s taking small, calculated action.

It’s making the mountain of a goal climbable so the dream becomes doable.

“Starting a personal development journey has the ability to transform both your personal and professional life. What most people don’t realize is…it’s a journey…not something you can cram or fast-track your way through.”

  All you need is just 15 minutes a day to implement this simple process. 

Think coffee break, changing out the washer and dryer, or preheating the oven. All these things take about 15 minutes, and that’s all you need to change your life.

Sounds simple…almost too simple.

The smart you wants to overlook that possibility because it just sounds too good to be true. But the truth is…success, abundance, and purpose can all become reality if you’re willing to take small actions towards your goals.

 You wouldn’t plan a cross country trip by getting in your car and randomly driving in any direction. So why do that with your dreams?

If you were going to visit great aunt Etna in Vermont, you’d start mapping out your trip from your home city to her home city. That’s exactly what you need to do to start making your dream a reality.

Where is that first “city” for you?

Personal Development in 15 Minutes

 If your goal, for instance, is to buy your dream home, where would you start? Maybe you want to build it. 

If that’s the case, you could spend just 15 minutes a day looking at floorplans or drawing some of your own. Maybe you spend 15 minutes on the Internet researching lots for sale or local builders.

How much will it cost? Research that and take 15 minutes to brainstorm ways you could make or save the money for a nice down payment.

Do you get the picture?

The Magical Two-Step Process of Transformation

The real magic to this process is two-fold.

First, your small actions every day will eventually add up to your larger goals, and you’ll be closer to making your dream a reality.

The second part to this process is believing it’s actually going to happen.

Dreams Becoming Reality in Just Minutes a Day

That process gives you the power of getting what you want. The more you can feel it, taste it, touch it, or even hear it, the sooner you’ll have it.

So dream it, create your first step, find 15 minutes each day to take action, and before you know it, your dream is real!

I hope this helps, and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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