I would argue that, if you’re measuring by this standard, its not personal development you’re striving for. It’s external validation.

Striving for external validation will, indeed, make you miserable.

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small. www.ajkaywriter.com

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small. www.ajkaywriter.com