The development of self is a pursuit that is extremely hard on oneself. Unlike 'self-help' which largely addresses how to become a success or at least appear to be a success, self-development usually requires sacrifice, humility, and serving others through growing oneself into a well developed adult. Do not confuse the call for self-development as a form of 'success' coaching, but rather a call to betterment of oneself for the betterment of all.
· Self-Control: Showing restraint in action and deed. Controlling your emotions. Speaking and acting in a manner that leads to a desired outcome. Do not allow yourself to just emotionally react to something that might ‘trigger’ you. Don’t allow yourself to lose mental capacity (drunkenness or substance induced)
· Self-Expression: Conducting yourself humbly and with proper etiquette and protocol. Making a concerted effort to bring etiquette and protocol back to your daily life.
· Self-Study of Self: Who are you? Why are you here? How does your mind not only process thought but acknowledges its self-awareness? Who/What created you? What is your place in the story of existence? This will be the most rewarding, and most challenging area of your life which you will never truly master.
· Self-Economics: Going way beyond just the shallow study of capitalism/socialism/Volunteerism and mastering business and economics itself so you can thrive in any economic conditions.
· Self-Defense: The ability to protect oneself can be further developed to protect others. It is recommended that that everyone, regardless of age, sex, physical condition, engage in the practice of self-defense. This goes beyond picking a martial art and should cover a wide array of not only practical martial arts but also includes weapons training, home/business/vehicle security, event preparedness, privacy protection and other topics to protect life and property.
· Self-Sufficiency: Today’s society is too reliant on services and others. Self-sufficiency should be a broad study of topics that empower oneself to do simple tasks such as gardening and auto maintenance but also more complex tasks such as communications and resource gathering.
· Self-Lessness: Make a point of fixing relationships when broken, living in a powerfully humble manner, and of course seeking opportunities to sacrifice time and treasure for the betterment of others.
· Self-Driven: Pursue perfection in all you do, from taking out the trash, responding to correspondence and honing your craft in your profession. Do not accept less than your best effort in work, life, love and leisure.