The Importance of Personal Development
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Have you noticed how education and success are connected? And I don’t mean academic education here, I mean personal development. Do you think it’s an accident? Why is education so important? Does knowledge guarantee success?
There are many concerns that people may have about personal development. To me, the answers are quite logical. Education is foundation in moving from poverty to wealth. Both poverty and wealth are mindsets. By developing ourselves we develop our mindset as well. That’s the core issue of personal development.
It includes reading books related to personal growth in all areas of life, listening to cds, mp3s, watching videos, attending events, doing what we are learning so that we gain experience. These are all ways of educating ourselves.
Did you ever wonder why so many (let’s say 90-95%) people are not successful, even if they were full of dreams and desires when they were young? Their only education was academic education, elementary school, high school, college and then…they grabbed their diploma, found a job and usually stopped the education process. Or what it worst, they have never started the process. Because, like Robert Kiyosaki says, academic education process is designed to prepare us to be good employees, where on the other hand personal development leads to prepare us for life, financial health and success.
Every successful person would tell you that education never stops, that we are learning whole life. So the fastest way to go & stay broke is to stop educating, stop growing personally. The reason for this is again the mindset. The one who stops educating himself stops developing his mindset, which results in stop moving towards success. And the generic rule of development is that you either move towards or move backwards, there is no such thing as stagnation.
With utilizing personal development there are really no secrets of success. You can learn everything you need to know. If you want to be wealthy, you must learn, what wealthy people know. You must be wealthy person in your mind. It’s the mindset. Then you must do, what wealthy people do. Then you can have what they have. This is the be–do–have rule of development. You see, it all starts with mindset – which can be developed by personal education and development.
One of the greatest benefits of self development is that it improves confidence. I didn’t believe this in the past. How can reading books build up my self-confidence? Well, once I have started the education process I saw the evidence. Let me give you what Jim Rohn says: “If you would read one book a week, it will be 52 in one year. In ten years 520 books. You will fit in into the top 1% people within your field. You will be more motivated, you will have better education. You will become an expert in your field.” If you want to get rich, you must educate yourself.
That’s it for this article, now you have better understanding of the importance of personal development in our lives.