Personal Development for Smart People – A User Manual for Positive Change and Conscious Living

I’ve been reading a new book by Steve Pavlina titled Personal Development for Smart People. Steve’s blog and his forums for discussing issues relating to personal growth at are among the most popular destinations for growth conscious people on the Internet. Steve lives the life he writes about in his online presence and in this book.

As a teenager Steve began his journey of conscious pursuit of personal growth while sitting in a jail cell charged with felony theft. While there he made the connection between his thoughts, emotions and behaviors and the situation he found himself in and resolved to change. This book is the story of the principles he discovered and used in his trip from that personal bottom to a position of personal mastery.

This book is both a philosophical treatise and a practical guide to consciously living and improving your life. There are clear statements of principals and why they work in achieving a better life and life experience. The fundamental principles he writes of in the book are Truth, Love, Power, Oneness, Authority, Courage and Intelligence.

Steve expands and explains these core principles in a clear and understandable way. After reading the first half of the book where these principles are introduced the reader will have an intuitive knowledge about these principles and how they are pertinent to his or her own life.

The second half of the book is titled practical application and is exactly what the title suggests, a practical, realistic, and functional guide to using the principles explained in the first part of the book. The chapters in this portion of the book are Habits, Career, Money, Health, Relationships and spirituality.

A reader who wishes to make positive change in his or her life will discover practical tools in this book, which if practiced and incorporated into daily life will enable them to make the positive change they desire to produce in their lives.

From sitting in jail as a teenager to becoming the creator of one of the most visited self help blogs on the Internet to writing a masterful book to explain universal principles of personal development Steve has walked the path he writes about in his blog, book and that he speaks about in his public appearances. Steve Pavlina has often said he is happiest when he is able to provide value and is able to observe others living consciously and choosing lives which have meaning to them.

I hope you will buy the book and discover the useful and potentially life changing truths within. I have included a link at the bottom of this article which you may use to buy the book and even read other reviews of Personal Development for Smart People. If you have an interest in discussing the book and the principles contained within I suggest that you read Steve’s blog and participate in his online discussion forums.

I recommend this book to anyone who desires living a life of conscious choice.

Steve’s blog is here.  
Steve’s Forums are here.