I’m a strong believer that personal development is the best investment you could ever make.
The reason is really simple.
Improving yourself proactively, working on your awareness, improving your skills and knowledge about how you can get to the edge of your potential, all of that is an investment into the greatest asset you’ll always have: Yourself.
I know from my own experience that this is true.
And I know it from the fact that almost every financially successful person started out with a transformation to become the person who is then able to achieve that kind of success.
I noticed that I’m pretty close to living my dream right now. I have the woman and family of my dreams, I do what I love, I earn enough, I live where I want to live. And all in all I’m feeling pretty good.
It wasn’t always like this, especially not when I was a teenager. So I made quite some transformation in my life.
And I’m thankful for that. Because I know that there is only one constant in our universe. And that is change.
When you know your personal strengths you create more clarity for your life. You know on which abilities you should focus on to make a difference with your personal abilities.
But what if many people have the strengths that you have? What if many people are creative, empathic, analytic or outspoken? Of course you can use your individual set of strengths and the right idea, find your voice and make a difference.
But a very interesting and different question is this:
Which of your personal strengths is really rare? Or even unique?
Is Self-Help Actually Helping You?
If you answered no, it’s okay.
There’s a huge problem with self-help.
It’s not real.
That means it’s not realistic and certain aspects of self-help actually borders on being lies, straight up.
Or have you wondered why, after reading up on so self-help that you still don’t feel like a better person?
That’s where the problems come in.
I’m going to be a father very soon. It will be two girls – so you can imagine how excited I am.
I took some time to reflect and think about how I would like to be as a father. What kind of advice can I give to my kids to help them in their life? What insights did I make, sometimes painfully, sometimes with joy, that I want to pass on to my kids?
Think about it…
If you have kids (or want to have kids), what one lesson would want them to learn from you?
Sometimes when you are in a small rut you need some push and inspiration that will force you to get back to real personal growth. If you are lacking motivation or inspiration, don’t fall into the trap of complacency and not doing. This won’t work for long. Nothing worthwhile has ever been achieved by doing nothing or by hovering in this hole of “knowing everything”.
I know, comfortable ways out of the comfort zone sounds a bit like a paradox, but I want to emphasize that you don’t have to start bungee-jumping in order to get out of your comfort zone. It’s not that melodramatic and it’s not that clever either. What you want to do is create a well-balanced life where you learn and grow continuously being on the border of your comfort zone. Here a 5 ways that can help you to achieve exactly that.
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