“The more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you’re capable of being. Never stop learning.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” ~ William Saroyan
“Working on a weakness within a strength zone will always produce positive results. Working on a weakness outside of the strength zone will not.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“No matter if you’re just starting out or if you are at the peak of your career, the more you work in your strength zone, the more successful you will be.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!” ~ Christian D. Larson
“If you would lift me up you must
be on higher ground.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Focusing on growing yourself is NOT a selfish intention. If you are truly going to help people to the best of your ability, you need to first make sure that your abilities are at their best.
This is where the real value of personal development lies and demonstrates why it should be prioritized first.
People who spend time developing themselves are able to connect more concepts, apply more knowledge, and reference more life experiences which, in turn, translates into more tools available for helping.
For example, if you got a life threatening illness and needed serious medical help, you wouldn’t want to go to just any doctor – you would want to go to the best doctor money could buy.
And what would that best doctor have that the other doctors wouldn’t…?
Well, they would likely have a firm grasp on their personal beliefs and patient protocols, specialized knowledge in their given field, substantial experience through years of practice, a well balanced lifestyle that would allow them to think clearly and critically in high pressure situations, and possibly even a well-known reputation from book publications or speeches or patient case studies.
In essence, they would be the best money could buy because of how much value they have added to themselves through their personal development.
There is always something that you could work to improve. Always. The personal development journey never ends. Every day is an exciting new beginning… Capitalize on it!
Keep moving forward my friends. And remember that putting yourself first, in terms of personal development, can be one of the most selfless things you can do.
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With the way your lifestyle is right now, how much time do you spend on your physical development? How much time do you spend on your mental development? And how about your spiritual development? Which area seems to lacking and needs more attention? How can you arrange your time with your current schedule to allow more time to be spent in that area? What action could you take that would best improve that area in the time that you budgeted? When is the soonest you can start?
“We’re all imperfect and we all have needs. The weak usually do not ask for help, so they stay weak. If we recognize that we are imperfect, we will ask for help and we will pray for the guidance necessary to bring positive results to whatever we are doing.” ~ John Wooden
“Time lost is time lost. It’s gone forever. Some people tell themselves that they will work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what they did not do today. People should always do their best. If they work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best.” ~ John Wooden
“Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.” ~ John Wooden
“Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.” ~ John Wooden