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Top Five Self Development Websites

Updated on April 23, 2019
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Sharon has a passion for reading non-fiction books and writing about what she learns from her research and her experiences.

Inspiration is Just a Stones Throw Away

Self Improvement Websites

Personal growth websites, books and blogs are an addiction of mine. I especially like to subscribe to a feed of inspiration.

Reading motivational and inspirational words on a regular basis is very rewarding and it certainly gives me that extra push to get myself going. This habit can assist you to can change your mindset. I know real change is not this easy however it is a good habit to read inspirational writing in a world full of negativity.

Personal growth and development is our partner as we move through life. It keeps us learning and expanding our horizons. This in turn keeps us young and vibrant by keeping your mind active and inspired. So don't just read, put what you read into action!

We often get stuck in the same old routine of everyday living and procrastinate on our goals and aspirations because there is always tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes really. The only guarantee you have is in the moment because the next thing you know, years have passed and all that stuff you wanted to is still stuff you want to do. Don't let your time run out. Get the advice you need to realize your true self, enjoy the lifestyle you have always dreamed of or just be happy!

Living happy and healthy and reaching the goals you set for yourself is much easier with the support of regular reminders and advice delivered straight to your email inbox. A simple mouse click away. Here are the top five personal growth and development websites that keep me going.

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The Journey of Positivity

Positive Thoughts

Personal Growth

The Positivity Blog

The Positivity Blog is the first blog I started to follow many years ago. Written by Henrik Edberg it is a site full of practical articles all about simplifying life and increasing your capacity for happiness. He has a focus on improving your social skills and generally driving your productivity; it is self development goodness at your fingertips!

This blog started me my journey for more satisfaction in my life; those times when you just feel that something is missing. I've learned that you must start looking within yourself to really begin to understand the whys and hows of happiness.

Henrik gives easy advice and guidance in his posts; they just make sense and often lead me to new insights. A pleasure to read in an easy format. The Positivity Blog is like a long time good friend to me.

There is freedom in the clouds
There is freedom in the clouds | Source

Find the Freedom to do What You Love

Lifestyle Freedom

Wake Up Cloud

Wake Up Cloud is a blog by Henri Juntilla. Henri is passionate about helping people who are seeking their true path and he is particularly focused on developing online businesses. He relates his success story that began back in 2009. A lengthy and easy to read index takes you to all the previous blogs containing loads of valuable (and free!) information that will get you started on a new path.

Do What You Love

A great resource for anyone who is still trying to figure out how to make a living from doing what they love. Even if you don't know what your passion is Henri will guide you.

I just recently read Henri's book, "Do What You Love", it is a very easy read and really drives home the points we need to remember in our daily lives. Our thoughts determine our world and this book has helped me considerably in realizing most of my stress is self generated and really doesn't exist in reality.

Daily Words of Wisdom

Writing can be cathartic
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A Daily Dose of Motivation

Daily Inspiration

Brian Kim

Every morning I wake up with Brian Kim. Well, not literally, but figuratively. Each day in my inbox is Brian's M.I.T. of the day. (Motivational Inspirational Thought). These thoughts are the perfect inspiration that I use to reach my goal that day.

Some of these insights end up enlarged, cut, pasted and attached to my bulletin board at work. An everyday reminder to focus, succeed and persevere. Brian's advice is solid and practical. He is a passionate writer and believes in guiding people to reach their full potential through sound definitive advice. His articles cover many topics and are full of nuggets of wisdom.

Let Positive Thoughts Prevail

The glass is always half full
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Positive Words

Positive Thoughts

Positively Positive

Positively Positive is an inspirational website that has soooooo much to offer in terms of motivation. It is a great site to visit just to feed your soul. There are many contributors who submit their writing to this website and yes, you can too! There are criteria to be met as submissions must inspire self development through positivity, just check out the rules on the submission page.

You can pick and choose what you want to (or need to) read as topics are categorized. There are quotes, videos, articles all designed to promote your growth and personal development. Of course, you can sign up to have updates sent directly to your inbox. There are some big name writers here who have stories to tell and advice to give. I love this site as it feeds the mind with positivity and in a world filled with negativity we need more sites like this.

The Buddha Knows

Follow the wisdom of Buddha
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Happy Buddha

Food for Your Soul

Tiny Buddha

Tiny Buddha is another site filled with inspiration and positivity. The site was founded by Lori Duschene. In addition to Lori's blog, there are contributors from all other the world who write on a wide range of topics providing solutions and guidance for living happy and healthy.

The platform is "simple wisdom" for our turbulent times.

There are various life categories depending on your needs and even a bookstore full of books on self development and personal growth. You can subscribe to daily wisdom and updates. Tiny Buddha is like an oasis in the storm of every day life.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Sharon Bellissimo


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