I recently had the epiphany that personal development is useless. As a professed adherent to constant personal development in my own life, the revelation took me by surprise. I am always looking for ways to better myself, do things more effectively, and am consistently refining my habits and disciplines. But ultimately, personal development is useless because it starts with myself. I am a terribly flawed human being. We all are.
Nothing that comes from us will ever improve ourselves in a significant way. We are building on a flawed foundation (our flawed selves). While personal development may be useless, God-development is where the true answers are found. If we start with perfection, we have something worth building upon.