More often than not, most people make promises to better themselves only to give up a few moments later. We have all seen it in different forms. A promise to start getting in shape every New Year that comes to a full stop within a week; a pledge to save money every payday only to buy the next phone upon its release; or even a vow of "No more junk food" only to eat some at the end of the day.
Self-development is said to begin when a person is ready to grow. One is deemed ready when a certain degree of physical fitness, mental preparedness, and emotional balance has been achieved. Only then will true growth be attainable.
Should one of the three requirements be lacking, any effort towards growth is most probably going to waste. Without physical fitness, there will be no strength to begin. Without mental preparedness, there will be no willpower to keep going. And without emotional balance, there will be no dedication towards growth.
Certainly by now, you might have thought of at least one person who has declared to have self-development in the past but failed to fully commit to it. If you smirked at the thought, don't fret. That does not make you a bad person or anything. It makes you human.
Self-Development is multifaceted.