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Why Continuous Personal Development is Critical To Your Success

To Have More Than You’ve Got, Become More Than You Are!

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons:  inspiration or desperation.  Well, the late Jim Rohn aimed for the inspiration, always emphasizing the importance of taking responsibility for self-improvement and showing people how to reach for bigger, better lives.

Who inspired him?  His mentor, Earl Shoaff, told him this:  “If you want to be wealthy and happy, learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”  And so began Jim Rohn’s belief in the importance of self-improvement.  In his classic book, “7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness,” Jim Rohn wrote an essay entitled “The Miracle of Personal Development” in which he explains why working on yourself is a never-ending pursuit:

Ever since Mr. Shoaff woke me up with that statement, I worked hard on my own personal growth, and I must admit that this was the most challenging assignment of all.  But understand, this business of personal development lasts a lifetime.

You see, what you become is far more important than what you get.  The important question to ask on the job is not, “What am I getting?”  Instead, you should ask, “Who am I becoming?”

Getting and becoming are so closely intertwined– what you become directly influences what you get.  Think of it this way:  Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person you are right now.

I’ve also found that income rarely exceeds personal development.  Sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but unless you learn to handle the responsibilities that come with it, it will usually shrink back to the amount you can handle.

If someone hands you a million dollars, you’d better hurry up and become a millionaire with a millionaire mindset.  Otherwise, you may end up with empty pockets again.  This is exactly what happens with many lottery winners. They don’t know how to manage all of the new-found wealth and within a short few years, they are broke once again! Sad!

A very rich man once said, “If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets it was before.” You must develop a different mindset. . .”The Mindset of a Millionaire.”

It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.  So here’s the great axiom of life:  To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.”

This is where you should focus most of your attention.  Otherwise, you just might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which is:  Unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got.”- Jim Rohn

Reprinted from www.success.com

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I would further add that, personal development must be a continuous process throughout your lifetime. It is very much like eating food or drinking water.  It is what keeps the individual alive.  As soon as you stop the process for living, that is when you start the process for dying.

I have come across many individuals who have stagnated in their personal development.  They’re like the walking dead.  They’re already dead. . .they just haven’t been buried yet!

Continue to invest in yourself!  Continue becoming. . .

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To your success,

David C. Figueroa- Success Coach

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About the Author David C Figueroa

David C Figueroa is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience teaching personal development. An awesome success coach, and internet marketer. Now retired, he has refocused his goals into helping network marketers grow their businesses online.

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