Personal Development is a course designed to increase a student’s success in school, at work, and in their personal life. Each of the lessons in this course provide students with practical insights, stories, discussion questions, and activities designed to enhance self-awareness, boost self-esteem, and help develop the motivation it takes to overcome personal challenges. By participating in course activities and discussions, students build a valuable record of their goals, dreams, skills, interests, and values. Students will also develop the skills necessary to make informed and responsible decisions about their own well-being, as well as the well-being of others. Personal development is a vital part of growth, maturity, success, and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health. Rather than considering personal development to be a selfish act, this course provides students with an opportunity to understand the benefits that it brings to those around them. Upon completing this course, students will understand how to live with intention in everything they do, and how to experience more happiness and fulfillment in their lives. Students enrolled in this course should be given the opportunity to work independently and in small and large group formats. One of the primary goals of each lesson is to build an active dialogue between the student and their peers. This builds a sense of camaraderie and develops a spirit of acceptance, diversity and tolerance of their own and other cultures.