The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth: Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina

I’ve been fortunate enough to get a copy of the transformational book, Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina.

Steve Pavlina, for those of you who don’t know, is a personal development coach, author, and creator of one of the web’s most popular personal development sites,

This web site is visited by viewers in more than 150 countries, and has grown to success solely from word of mouth from inspired readers.

Pavlina’s Smart People book offers a deeper look into personal development blended with his unique style as a professional life coach.

Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Story

Steve Pavlina PicPavlina came into the world of personal development by “accident” or fate, whichever you tend to believe.

While in his late teens and a student at University of Berkeley, Pavlina was faced with a dim future. He sat in jail pondering the path his life was taking and where it would ultimately bring him – jail seemed to be the conclusion.

After an oversight allowed him to avoid a longer jail term Pavlina decided to take a long, hard look at his life. After years of pondering, researching, and critically thinking he developed an approach to life that would bring him to realize and achieve his full potential and live a life of his dreams.

He now reveals how he turned his life from jailbird to creator and author of the most popular online personal development web site and he offers the same transformation to you – if you’re willing to get honest and do the work.

Discover 13 Chapters of Eye-Opening, Transformational Principles

In his groundbreaking personal development book, Personal Development for Smart People, Steve Pavlina leads you on a journey to discover your true calling and fulfill your deepest desires.

This book leads you systematically to reveal your own deep personal truths and then guides you in clear steps to begin to live the life you truly want.

Personal Development for Smart People is a 13 chapter, 257 page (hardback version) guide that will open doors of possibilities for those willing to look deep within and do some hard work.

An Honest, Open Approach to Personal Development

Backcover excerptPavlina tells the reader from the get go that this isn’t for the meek or lazy.

Hard work, self discipline, and the willingness to look at your life from a new perspective are essential for the type of personal development that leads to life transformation.

This is a refreshing position from an author of a self help book. It’s open and honest; not many people today seem interested in doing any real soul searching, or hard work so when Pavlina lets you know immediately that’s what’s in store it’s clear his goal is to really help others achieve ultimate personal fulfillment – not just sell books.

Personal Development for Smart People teaches the seven universal principles, that Pavlina believes, are the root of all true happiness and success.

Two chapters are dedicated to each of these principles; first explaining them and another chapter applying them in your life.

Seven Universal, Timeless Principles

The foundation of all growth as described by Pavlina is:

  • Truth
  • Love
  • Power
  • Oneness
  • Authority
  • Courage
  • Intelligence

Seven Connected PrinciplesThese seven interrelated universal principles are keys for propelling or halting all real growth.

The first three principles are the core principles. The next four build from combinations of the core principles and can be used for development in all areas of life; habits, career, relationships, health, spirituality–any part of your life you want to transform to align with your vision, and dreams.

Pavlina uses clear, easy to understand language accompanied by his own personal, real life examples to illustrate each principle and allow you to see how it applies in your own life.

Personal Development for Smart People is a comprehensive program that teaches you these seven universal principles which are at the root of all growth and he helps you learn how to align yourself with these principles and apply them to your own life.

Simply Explained, Powerful Theory Comes Alive

Growing IdeasThis simple and powerful guide offers easy to grasp text, exercises, and applications for you to use to begin your journey on the road of true happiness and deep fulfillment.

I love that Pavlina takes you step by step so the reader really “gets” it. You don’t have to immediately know a solution or even your goal; just start by taking an honest inventory to discover whether or not you’re living a truly fulfilled life today.

The reader should be prepared to look deep and confront the uncomfortable. Later in the book Pavlina enlightens you on creating your vision and taking the steps to live that vision.

The book is sequential and orderly in its approach to teaching the seven universal principles for personal development and how to apply them to your life.

Proven Theory and Practical Application

Unlike other self help books, Personal Development, offers you proven theory for personal development (by Pavlina himself) and practical application in daily life.

With exercises designed to help you take an open, honest look at your life and begin the transformation process, Personal Development offers the opportunity for real change to a reader who’s willing to be honest, open, and as I said before, willing to do some hard work.

Pavlina Smart People Book CoverTherefore, this book isn’t for those who want a quick fix (is there really a quick fix anyhow?) but is for anyone who wants to live a truly fulfilled life–no matter what steps they must take to get there.

I highly recommend Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina for anyone interested in growing and learning how to become more authentic and successful. The outlined information offers timeless principles when once learned offer you the personal power to enrich your life for years to come.

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  1. Making the Best Better Team says:

    His story is an inspiration and his book is for people who want to make their life much better, people who strive to make things even better!

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