As humans, we tend to overthink our own abilities and leave results to chance. We dream of what we can become but do little to be that person we see in the future. Personal development is a lifelong process of going from where you are to where you want to be. Whether you like it or not, you are responsible for writing your own story.
Imagine you crushed those self-limiting beliefs and worked on increasing your human capital. What difference could this make to your lifestyle?
In March 2016, I made my first $200 online. Few months later, I was making between $300 – $450 a month, and I felt like I wasn’t getting the best results for my efforts. So, I took it upon myself to join some online communities and found out that I’ve been negotiating my worth poorly. I searched for the best tips on how to overcome sales objections and tripled my earnings the following month. That, my friend, changed my whole story. What if I gave in and accepted that it can’t get any better?
If you are at a crossroad and feel like you aren’t reaching your full potential, this post will talk about why you should focus on personal development.
Why should you focus on personal development?
I’m sure you must have heard the phrase “Be your own boss”. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is not about seeing yourself as an entity governed by a “boss”. The goal is to put yourself in a position where you set new goals on your own terms, without any external influence. There’s no yardstick to what you can achieve and you do not seek validations before starting a project on yourself!
Every recruiter’s choice
Now more than ever, the job market is competitive. In a world where a pandemic can force a mass layoff, it’s appropriate to assume that it’s now about the survival of the fittest. What sets you apart from your colleagues? Why should you be hired or retained? Identify the skills you need to stand out and set new goals to learn them.
Boosts your confidence
Do you identify yourself to be replaceable at work? Perhaps you aren’t confident in your own abilities? By acquiring new skills, you can build your self-confidence quickly. It’s a cause and effect relationship that occurs before you even know it. Self-confidence is a byproduct of working hard to be a better version of yourself. When you are confident in what you do or how you do it, results will follow.
From experience, there is a thin line between what’s clear and what’s not. The more you discover about yourself, the clearer your life goals become. In fact, working hard to get better without any hidden motivation has positioned me for better opportunities than I could have possibly imagined. If you are at a point where you are looking to scale your business, get that promotion or make more money, there’s never a perfect time to start focusing on personal development and developing your skills.
Discomfort to greatness
For some of us, the pressure we put on ourselves to get better is what push us to greatness. When you constantly yearn to get better and take actions, your dreams become reality in no time.
Get started today!
There you have it – 5 reasons you should focus on personal development. If you are looking to develop your skills or improve your career prospects, the secret is to simply get started now.