When you hear the term ‘personal development‘ what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Tony Robbins encouraging people to walk on hot coals?
Jim Rohn telling his audience that they should be writing in a journal daily?
Maybe it’s the latest Facebook ‘guru’ showing you his lambos and all the money he’s made in a month or less?
From legit leaders to snake oil salesmen, personal development and success coaching can conjure up some interesting opinions…Some folks love it, while others think it’s all a scam.
I’ll admit it, I love personal development but it’s not for the reasons you may think.
I don’t believe in the pseudo science where if you ‘think’ about a million bucks hard enough it’ll show up in your hands. I believe in hard work and growing every single day. That’s why my personal blog is called Plus 1 Daily…I’m trying to be better at sunset than I was at sunrise…Every single day!
Is it a guarantee of future success? Nope, not at all but what it does is put you in the arena with the toughest competition you will ever face…
No it’s not the guy or gal on STEEM with 500,000 STEEM Power! It’s not the Facebook guru with all the lambo’s either. And it’s most definitely not Tony Robbins or the late great Jim Rohn…
I read that quote in Tom Peters’ The Excellence Dividend and it gave me the idea for this blog post…
We need to continue to grow each and every day so that we can be the best version of ourselves we can be!
That’s what personal development means for me…Growth!
Every single day and the ability to compete with Jon G. Olson over the past 24 hours….
Can I ‘crush’ my old self?
Do I have the skills acquired over the past 24 hours to be a better version of myself than I was?
That’s my challenge….That’s my goal!
Because if you think of it this way…You are your own biggest competitor. Sure everyone has situations in life we are dealing with, but there is no one holding you back…It’s literally your self talk and attitude that determines how you live the next 24 hours…
That’s such a powerful lesson when you get it and trust me, it took me years to get it. I used to blame the world for situations I faced…It was the government’s fault! The industry I was in sucked! I was blaming my family next! And don’t forget the powers that be, they are holding me back too…
Personal development means being accountable for our own decisions and attitudes but more importantly, allowing us to grow from experiences.
Every single decision you have made in your life has brought you to this point…Right now…Reading this blog!
If you are happy with your life, perfect! Keep crushing it!
If you are not happy, change something!
Personal development allows you to change…Almost instantly!
Fall in love with it too…It might change your life forever 🙂