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and not to mention Tony Robbins, personal development coach extraordinaire.
In business to keep your competitive edge you have to continue to grow your personal development. Personal development can come with a plan but it should just be a natural part of who you are as a matter of fact you should get to the point where you do not even think of “personal development” as a separate part of your life it should be who you are.
Sometimes it is easier to just stay with the job that offers a safe bet but it will not help you to grow professionally. Challenging yourself regularly by forcing yourself to learn new things and meet new career goals is a great way to improve your person.
By challenging yourself to learn new things and take on career steps that require that you make changes once you succeed and look back you will marvel at the person you have become because of those challenges that were successfully met.
You can choose who and what you expose yourself too. This is a profound thought. When you expose yourself to successful people and watch as they maneuver through their lives you are learning. When you expose yourself to negative thoughts and ideas you are also learning.
Choose carefully what you read and who you spend both your professional and personal time with because those factors play a role in your own personal development.
Keep it together!
Many people in business live too very different lives. They develop and business persona and another persona for home or off hours. The goal is to develop into one rounded person. Maintain the same thought process whether you are at work or at home.
Utilize the same goal outlooks for both your business life and your personal life. In other words if your “positivity” is just for work than you are wasting half your life. Don’t fake it actually live it.
Do It Every Day
Learn and apply one new thing per day. Practice always makes perfect. The more you practice personal development techniques the more they will become who you are. You cannot take all the other steps without practicing.
A lot of people get stuck in their own personal development because they feel they do not have the time. The reality is the key word in “personal development” is personal. You have to do it for yourself, life can swallow you up whole before you know it so make the time every day to improve who you are.