Being the very best version of ourselves is a choice. What do you choose?

Being the very best version of ourselves is a choice. What do you choose?

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This week we published Breakthrough the inspirational new personal development book by David C.M. Carter – one of the world’s most renowned and successful mentors.

Previously only accessible to Carter’s handful of exclusive international clients (which include CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs, celebrities, and philanthropists), over the next five days we will be offering you an exclusive look at some of the tried and tested 'breakthrough' secrets featured in the book. These techniques have helped some of the biggest names in entertainment, sport and business reach the top of their game, and now you too can start applying them to your life.

In this first post we will explore what a breakthrough actually is and how achieving personal breakthroughs can help us all reach our true potential and become the very best we can be.

The purpose of life is to be and become the very best version of ourself.

No matter how good your life already is, achieving any of the BREAKTHROUGHs set out in this book will make your life better. Achieving a few of them will make it a whole lot better, and working your way through all of them, well, that’s a lifetime’s journey. I’m still on it and I invite you to join me.

So, what is a BREAKTHROUGH?

Here’s my definition.

A self-directed life change that the changer regards as significant.

Let’s look further at the four crucial elements.

self-directed: Your BREAKTHROUGH is, ultimately, something arising from your own resolve, WillPower, commitment, direction and WayPower. WillPower means the power you find within yourself to find a way to make something happen that you want to happen. WayPower refers to the resources required to give effect to the WHAT, i.e. the HOW.

life change: This is the second crucial element of the definition. A BREAKTHROUGH is something you perceive as changing your life. As far as you’re concerned, it’s momentous.

the changer: This is of course whoever is doing the changing — in this case, YOU!

significant: It’s you and you only who can define what’s meaningful as a BREAKTHROUGH because you are directing it and it makes a difference to you.


All BREAKTHROUGHs involve dreaming a dream and then making it real.

If you decide that you want to lose weight — eat fewer calories than you burn off.

If you decide you want a new job — then give attention to your CV and start applying for work you think you might enjoy.

If you dream of winning Wimbledon — go into training. And buy a racquet!

Your ability to decide what BREAKTHROUGH you want to make, and then to engineer it so that it happens, is the most potent proof you can show other people, the world, and — above all — yourself, that you are the architect of your own life.

So, what are you going to do differently — starting now?

Twitter followers and Facebook fans will also find daily doses of inspiration from the book on the Piatkus Twitter feed and Facebook Fanpage all month or by following @davidcmcarter on Twitter, liking Davidcmcarter on Facebook or joining the DCMC community over at

Breakthrough is available in paperback and as an eBook from all good book retailers now. Click here for more information about the book or listen to the one of the radio interviews with the author below.

David C.M. Carter talks to Ed Stagg for BBC Nottingham

David C.M. Carter talks to Bob Pritchard for Voice America 

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