Sunday, October 30, 2011

Great Rewards come from Working Hard on Your Self

Business leader, Jim Rohn, learned about the miracle of personal growth early in his career. He said, “If you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

Most people put personal growth far down on the priority list, somewhere after big house, travel to exotic places, and achieving high rank/fancy title. Yet no one can achieve long-lived success or wealth without first developing personal insight, wisdom, patience, determination and self knowledge. Actually the most challenging assignment we have in life is personal development, and, guess what, it lasts your entire lifetime.

If material acquisition is your goal, the only way to accomplish it is through personal growth. In other words, the person you become is far more important that what you acquire. The fact is that what you become and what you achieve are magically linked. Consider this, what you have has been magnetized to you by who you are. In other words, income rarely surpasses personal development. If you want more, you must be prepared to handle the responsibility that goes with it. If you’re afraid to make decisions, take a risk, look foolish, or invest time and/or money in your progress, you’ve limited how far you will go. Prerequisite to maintaining or building the magnetism or energy necessary to draw the right people, and opportunity to you and sustain your position is personal development.

Personal growth means understanding and taking responsibility for your needs and behaviors, (no blaming, whining, finger-pointing, running from conflict, or hiding when things get tough). It means accepting that you have a role to play in the Universe, something that you can do better than anyone else, and making it your business to figure out what that is. Discovering your uniqueness and working it for all it’s worth is how it’s done.

Ghandi maintained, “Become the change you desire”. Buddha said, “Your work is to discover your work and give yourself to it.” Jim Rohn states, “Unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got.” In other words, to have more, become more.”