Personal Development is a system of identifying skill sets in your life that need to be enhanced or completely developed. It is having a desire to be the best that you can be and taking that desire and putting it into action by seeking education, mentors, resources and tools that will help you build a satisfied and rewarding life.
I prefer to call the challenges, obstacles, side-tracks, and barriers that prevent me from reaching my goals as “unfavorable outcomes”. If you put Merriam-Webster definition [i] of failure “as the lack of success” into perspective, remembering that “success is a journey and NOT a destination”, then you too will be able to accept and embrace unfavorable outcomes in life rather than demise failures. If God grants me more, than I’ll be able to give more of myself to others—and that’s pretty darn peachy!