Too many people think that professional development is all about what happens in the office or in the classroom or at conferences and seminars. In actuality, like anything else, it begins at home. You’ve got to travel. You’ve got to make sure you’re eating right, exercising, praying/meditating, cleaning, reading, and organizing what you can in your life. All in all, you’ve got to make yourself feel like your profession has a direct correlation on your happiness. You can’t just go to work to pay bills and hate life. If you do, you will hate your job. And that is a fact. So take care of yourself. It’s a major component of your professional and personal development.
Make professional development a priority.