Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Why Behind Personal Development.

What is the point of Personal Development?

Personal Development enables us to become more valuable.

Why is that important you may ask?

It is a fact of life that we don’t get paid or rewarded unless we are providing a service. If that service provides more value we receive a greater reward. The obvious point of reference is work/career. As we get better at what we do we get paid more.

Now that’s not the same as working harder. The key word here is better.

The late great Jim Rohn said “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Make yourself more valuable to the marketplace”.

He understood that what each of us has at this precise moment we have attracted by being the person we have become. In other words, it’s not about the circumstances we have encountered in our lives it is about how we have dealt with them.

If there are areas that we are not happy with or if we want more, then we need to do something different. We can’t change the circumstances BUT we can change ourselves, we can change what we do.

The first step is to let go of blame, excuses and finger pointing. Only when we take full responsibility can we learn how to become more valuable.

“If you will change everything will change for you.

All you have to change is what’s inside …..to have more you simply have to become more.
Don’t wish it was easier….wish you were better.
Don’t wish for less problems….wish for more skills
Don’t wish for less challenge….wish for more wisdom.”

These are simple principles but once you understand them they certainly explain a lot.

Personal Development then is a way of thinking that can enable us to create great things by increasing our value. As we become “better” it will impact our wealth, health and relationships…..rewarding us in a myriad of ways. Ultimately giving us the chance to create true happiness in our lives.

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