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Personal development is not a destination. It’s about cultivating contentment around your effort of becoming all you can be.

Hey There!

I’m Stephen O’Bryan, the one behind The Personal Development Project.

My personal development journey has been a long one. I came to a place in life where I knew I needed change, but at the time I wasn’t even sure positive change was possible for me.

To move forward, I went back to something I’ve always loved to do—learn. I started reading as much as I could to learn about how to change.

It was then that I discovered the concept of personal development.

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About #norepwasted

If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, you’ve definitely heard me reference “No Rep Wasted” regularly.

The idea behind #norepwasted comes from the love I’ve developed for the process of improving.

As I’ve worked toward the change I want to see in my own life, I’ve come to realize that there is no personal development destination. It’s an ongoing process of improvement.

While that can feel discouraging, what I really want is to be satisfied with the effort I put in everyday towards improving.

No effort you put into improving is wasted. Even the things that haven’t worked over the years have gotten me closer to finding what does.

#norepwasted applies to your life, not just your workouts.

Different jobs, hobbies, nutrition habits, workouts—the things that didn’t stick are never wasted time as you continually learn more about who you are and what you’ve been made to do.

So get out there, and remember — no rep is wasted!

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while faring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat

— Theodore Roosevelt


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