Personality-Development.org seeks to spread awareness of the processes, challenges, and theories facing all those who seek higher levels of achievement. By discussing concepts from developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, and evolutionary psychology, our aim is to help others understand themselves from a new perspective.

The left menu contains introductions to authors in personality development.

Below, you will find a list of my latest blog posts, where I share my thoughts as a developing performer.

Finally, you will also see links to interviews with people I look up to greatly - peak performers who have high levels of self awareness, and have used this to create success for themselves in many ways.

Performer's Perspective - Sheldon Kreger's Blog

In recent years, technologies have created an endless stream of distractions which can prevent us from accomplishing our goals. Daniel Goleman has written a book on the topic, called Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. This book is an in-depth discussion on the implications of the loss of undistracted attention which is happening to us today.

Goleman recently published a video as an introduction to this topic. IQSquared is a great channel for lectures on many fascinating topics, including personality development.

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Scientists today perform a significant amount of formal research on various meditation techniques. Because the word 'meditation' is used loosely in society to describe many different activities, scientists have to be careful about how they use the term in context of research.

Dr. Fred Travis of Maharishi University of Management has been promoting a unified set of terms to categorize the many meditation techniques which exist today. In fact, he argues that all forms of meditation can be narrowed down to three types. These types are defined based on the techniques used, and these techniques correlate clearly to very specific, and distinguishable neurological responses.

To summarize, Dr. Travis encourages all researchers to utilize these three terms to describe the kind of... Continue Reading

Over the last few weeks, I've been forced to face the fact that I have hit a plateau in a specialized skill I have been developing for many years. The single stroke roll is the most simple way to play a drum - just alternate hits between the right and left hand, one hit at a time. Aside from the practical application on the drum set, drummers today have pushed this drill into an extreme sport. Some drummers are playing more than 1100 strokes in 60 seconds, with the world record sitting just above 1200 strokes.

I've been playing for about 8 years, at this point in time. I made a decision to practice the single stroke roll diligently for the last four months, with the aim of pushing my limit speed ever higher. However, despite the daily practice, I've been stuck in the same speed range as when I started this phase of training about 4 months ago.

Now, I'm not as fast as the top athletes, but my speed is pretty decent. Currently, I'm stuck at about 700 strokes per minute... Continue Reading