In life, you should expect challenges and setbacks. In fact, setbacks should be the things to propel us towards achieving success. It always feels good to overcome thus do not panic when faced with life obstacles. Instead counter life challenges with tact and determination and you will attain personal development.
The problem with most people, they look at the risks involved instead of identifying opportunities. If you are in business, as you consider the threats that come with a certain business opportunity also take time to spot the chances of succeeding. Life is all about the choices you make thus choose wisely and do not fear to fail. The worst thing you can do in life is to give up.
A principle I have come to discover in life is planting. Nature has been designed to reward whosoever invests his time and resources wisely. There is no way you can work hard and smart and fail to get positive results. The problem with us is that we give up so soon when maybe our break through was just about to happen.
Once you succeed, remember to give back to society. This is also a principle of planting; give and it shall be given back to you several times over. Do not be selfish; realize that once you achieve success, you need to look back and pick someone up; you just never know what the future holds.
Personal development is a process that requires patience and dedication. People who have achieved success in life have one secret which is, not giving up even when the odds seem to be against them. All they have is passion to make it in whatever they set to do thus they end up attaining self improvement.