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Top Five Self Development Websites

Updated on October 4, 2014

Inspiration is just a stones throw away.....

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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.

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. Yes it does! Keeping your mind active and inspired is good for the soul. 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. This moment now. Next thing you realize 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

It's all about the journey
It's all about the journey | Source

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Personal growth

The Positivity Blog

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

Henrik has written many ebooks and that you can access through his website. There are many to choose from depending on your needs it is well worth the investment.

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

Henrik gives such 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. He also has some ebooks that are well worth the investment. 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!

Wake Up Cloud

Lifestyle Freedom

Wake Up Cloud is a blog by Henri Juntilla. Henri is passionate about people finding their own passion and is particularly focused on developing online businesses. He tells us all about his success story which started in 2009. A lengthy and easy to read index takes you to all the previous blogs containing loads of good and free informaton to get you started and/or improve your blogging. I recently subscribed to Henri's writing tutorial, free lessons delivered straight to your email!

Learn how to start an online business and 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. He really supports your growth and self development.

I just recently read Henri's book, "Do What You Love", it is a very easy read and really drives home 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 generating and really doesn't exist at all in reality. For the price a few dollars this is a very valuable read.

Henri also has a course. The Lifestyle Liberation Academy is a monthly subscription that is very inexpensive. I recently subscribed and so far I am enjoying the experience. Listening to Henri and watching his videos are very calming! He doesn't have a pushy or high selling type style. Very relaxed but encouraging at the same time.

This is perfect for me as I am tired of all the hype in starting online businesses and Henri is a breath of fresh air. He is very genuine. Enhance your online presence with guidance from Wake Up Cloud. or if you know nothing and just want to get started this is a great place to start. Henri is always available to answer your questions and there is an active forum too.

Daily Words of Wisdom

Writing can be cathartic
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A Daily Dose of Motivation with....

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 right on good advice that I can 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. Brian's articles are many and cover many topics. The articles contain inspirational words to get you on the road to achieving your dreams.

Let positive thoughts dominate

The glass is half full and very shiny!
The glass is half full and very shiny! | Source

Positive Words

Positive thoughts gives you.......

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....

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Happy Buddha

food for your soul is waiting.......

Tiny Buddha

Tiny Buddha is another site filled with inspiration and positivity. The site is 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.

The blog has 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.nt times.

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      rray001 lm 3 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens I will be back.

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Nicely assembled collection of self development resources, kudos!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      We all have room for self improvement!

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      Zhana 4 years ago

      I'm a personal development junkie, too, and I've never heard of these sites. Thanks for posting this.

      To answer your question, I'd have to say one of my favourites is Squidoo.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      I read lots of books on self-improvement. My present favourite is Jack Canfield. I liked your lens as I came to know some more. Thanks to you I am going to sign up to Brian Kim as soon as I finish writing this. Thanks again for sharing such helpful info.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Tiny Buddha site :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Zen Habits. I read Leo's blog often. great lens..thank you for sharing

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I like the Tiny Buddha site as well.

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      tjerwin91 4 years ago

      All about self-development and growth. Trying to help others develop their passion and enable people to do what they like and be great at it! Life needs to be about passionate living.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I actually have a self development and growth website - but haven't added anything in a while. I think it's time to get back over there!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Self improvement is a lifelong journey that we can all enjoy. :)

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Nice one

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      vegan3k 5 years ago

      Nice Stuff

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @Thamisgith: I read his M.I.T. every morning and sometimes his advise is just right on, and gives me that extra push! Hope you like it too.

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      Thamisgith 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info. I signed up for Brian Kim's newsletter - so I'll be interested to see how that goes.

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      Personal Development for Smart People is Steve Pavlina's blog. Some of his (very long) articles can be life-changing.

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      WritingForChange 5 years ago

      I love Wake Up Cloud but don't know any of the others. Will definitely be checking them out. Thanks.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Great lens ! Informative. Thanks for sharing.

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      TopFiveBestDeals 5 years ago

      Great list -- some new ones for me -- I'll check them out!

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @leafspirit lm: I hope you enjoy and get as much inspiration from these writers as I do.

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      leafspirit lm 5 years ago

      Tiny Buddha is my favorite. Thanks for these, got two new blogs to subscribe to noww.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Thanks for info. Some inspiration can always help:-)

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I love the inspirational posters that are out there...thanks for sharing this lens!

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      Psychologist 5 years ago

      Nice lens, love the photos, but haven't checked out all the websites yet!