What exactly is “development”?  Why should it matter to you?

Development means a lot of things to many different people.  There are plenty of technical definitions of development, however, to understand what it truly means, take some time to reflect on the concept.  Some words that come to my mind when I think of development are:  growth, learning, and advancement.  It's all about continuous improvement — whether its personal or professional growth, learning something about yourself (and learning from others), or advancing and moving your life forward.