Personal development can often lead to tangible results: new friendships, love relationships, careers, better health. The road to those results, however, is inside of us. Therapy, books, podcasts, and even prayer can help inspire us and guide us towards ourselves. The choice to actually recognize that real change is an inside job, however, is entirely on us. Everyone at various points will feel disappointed by life circumstances and other people’s behaviors, however, trying to change our external world in order to change our mood is a fool’s errand. Remember that the road to success and equanimity is an inside job.