the importance of personal development can lead you to
success or failure in life. It's simply a matter of which
direction you point your brain to make changes.
Here are two examples where you
can decide for yourself if p ersonal
is worth your time and effort, especially when it comes to positive
ANNA AND BEA
Bea are both long time career gals who dream of having their own
businesses. But they have ended up being salesladies in a department
store because of the recession.
ANNA IS ADDICTED
TO BEING POSITIVE
knows the importance
development and spends time
reading positive books,
studying personal development programs, attending seminars and having
support through her ups and
Every day on her way to work,
Anna puts positive energy into herself by reading a motivational book,
doing affirmations or listening to a guided meditation while she's on
Anna goes to work every day with a smile on
her face and she does all her tasks thinking that
everything will lead to her success in the future.
Anna accepts where she is working right now, yet she keeps her eye
faithfully focused toward having her own business some day.
on the other hand, doesn't look at life positively or feel much power
or control over her life. She dwells on how unlucky she is because she
can't seem to build her business.
uses her time complaining about things she can't change.
doesn't take her present job seriously so the customers in the
department store treat her poorly...
belief that she cannot have her own clients...
that she even deserves to have her own business.
a downward spiral!
BEA IS ADDICTED
TO BEING NEGATIVE Years later, if we
look at these
same two examples, we'll find...
has a full and
balanced life with her own business...
While, Bea, sorry to
say, is still at the department store complaining that life doesn't
work for her.
what's the difference?
Anna knows the
Anna takes every little
thing that comes her way as a significant addition to her success in
Anna takes time to educate and improve
herself so she knows the true power of attitude.
since Anna has been very pleasant with people, she hasn't had a hard
time looking for employees and patrons, alike.
however, didn't know the importance of personal development...
Bea didn't take the time to develop a positive attitude or take a
closer look at what was wrong with her life.
stuck in her past and couldn't move forward. Her mental
energy was focused on problems, rather than focused on “how
to fix” things (solutions.)
WHICH ARE YOU.. ANNA OR BEA?
someone like Anna – then, good for you – you've got
a great start.
But if you are like Bea...
can you do?
Take the importance of personal develoment seriously...
Start evaluating your attitude and
Start reflecting on your current life
and find ways to improve it.
Look for ways to see the
positive side of things.
help turning your attitude around.
When you start doing that,
you start recognizing yourself as someone of higher value, greater
capabilities and closer to success.
Your brain is
busy thinking of the good and doesn't have space for the bad.
are motivated and have more reasons to live. Since your spirit is
always up, people around you are attracted to you.
most of all, because everything that surrounds you is positive, you
Personal development helps you
recognize the silver lining in every dark cloud.
it a habit and your body’s system gets addicted to it.
some events in your life hinder you from being positive always, do it
gradually. Improve parts of your life one at a time.
The real importance of personal development is remembering to make it a
habit so your
becomes addicted to being positive
HOW DO YOU START?
Just by recognizing the importance of personal development is a good
start, but taking action to do something to improve your life and GET
ADDICTED TO BEING POSITIVE LIKE ANNA, is your next step.
How do you do that?
A great place to start is by thinking about what you want out of life.
Next, start planning how to get it. This is where a personal
development plan comes in handy.
Here's an article that gives you more information about getting on
track with a personal development plan.
Personal Development Plan: Four Key
Things That Make Your Plan Work!
your personal development plan actually work, instead of just being
pushed back into a drawer, takes certain elements that are key...