When you invest in your personal development you take responsibility for your life, your circumstances and your happiness. You become the agent, the doer, and the effector.
What are some benefits of personal development?
• Become proactive rather than merely reactive.
• Better maintain control of your reactions and emotions.
• Better clarify and define your goals.
• Live life more consciously, purposefully and deliberately.
• Be more focused and centered.
• Acquire more self-awareness, self-trust and self-confidence.
• Enjoy a sense of accomplishment.
Begin today and take time to invest in yourself by developing all aspects of your being: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To be the best you can be is to live life to the fullest, becoming the best version of YOU possible!
R – Reflect on the goals you have achieved. This will help propel you to achieve more.
E – Eliminate goals that are too far out of reach and may be sending you in too many different directions.
A – Analyze your goals to ensure you have a compelling why.
C – Clarify: the more specific you are about your goals the more likely you will be to attain them.
H – Help: Who is providing support and accountability to help ensure you reach your goals?
In Dr. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled, he reminds us life is difficult. And you know what? He’s right. I have my own interoperation and motto: Life is Hard . . . at Best. Life is not a smooth ride. We don’t coast to success. The road to success is uphill all the way. The sooner we accept that, realizing it’s part of life, we can begin to transform our mindset and attitude when we face challenges. This enables us to be better prepared to overcome difficulties and have greater moments of success. By accepting difficulties are a reality of life, we can also enjoy the fruits of our lives as we become whom God intended us to be. Besides, I don’t think we have another choice. So, beginning today, embrace the difficulties of life. I promise you. They will make you bigger, and better.