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Personal growth: The inner rewards of in-depth knowledge August 31, 2017

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Personal Development Potential.
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In the internal work we do towards achieving our personal development potential, there can be great satisfaction in having full command over one aspect of our studies.

We often achieve significant mastery in the work we do to earn a living. We become experts in our vocation.

But because of the seemingly endless/alternate approaches to personal success and the overall complexity of the general topic of self-improvement, it can sometimes seem that we are putting in a lot of effort, but not making much progress towards achieving our goals.

We might say that all of our work “makes us a better person” but we still seek something more definitive and concrete.

Carl Jung in writing about psychology said:

“Our profession is such that one has to deal with many subjects. But this gives one the feeling of being an amateur in all things. That is why I wanted to study at least one area thoroughly down to its roots – and that (area) was alchemy.”

Perhaps we should each choose one area of personal development to investigate and study it more thoroughly.

Doing so might help us reach a new level of fulfilment in our journey.

— Dennis Mellersh