Taking off by yourself, doing the impossible and coming home safely is one of the most rewarding experiences. Pilot training teaches you about yourself and the world we live in.
If there's one article that explains just how much pilot training does for one's development, it is “Because he flies” by David Hirschman. For anyone considering going through pilot training or putting their children through it, I'd highly recommend it.
I have the privilege of holding an Australian private pilot’s licence. I completed pilot training on weekends whilst working full time. I started in April 2013 and it took me 1 year and 9 months to complete. I currently have 200 hours, 70 of which are pilot in command. My aircraft of choice is a Cessna 172. I am currently not recent.
My adventures can be found on YouTube.