What is personal development and why is it so important?

What is personal development and why is it so important?

Personal development is the process of becoming more aware, self-aware, knowledgeable, skilled, confident, creative, productive, effective, efficient, organized, responsible, disciplined, motivated, inspired, innovative, adaptable, resilient, assertive, compassionate, empathetic, ethical, authentic, balanced, healthy, happy, positive, purposeful, secure, spiritual, wise, etc., in yourself and others.