Close people have the chance to get to know you better. They know what you really care about and what you are passionate about! I want to share with you today one of the things that everyone around me, including the people that aren’t so close to me, know about me. They can all agree that I am all about continuously developing myself.
I have spent a huge amount of time developing new skills and sharpening others. I have spent a lot of time reading, attending workshop, seminars and webinars. I also work with world class coaches that keep on pushing me to keep growing and accomplishing my goals. With this huge amount of time and energy being invested in developing myself, you might ask “why?”.
Let me share with you few reasons.
Developing Yourself is Fun!
There’s a big chance that you might have had a negative experience in learning, specifically when you remember the school or university days. Back then, learning wasn’t so much fun. The learning style wasn’t enjoyable and you might be learning all kind of stuff that you didn’t necessarily care about or need.
But I can assure you that when it comes to learning and developing yourself in places that matter for you, it’s not the same. With the new tools and approaches learning has become fun! Developing yourself today is a mix between your feedback and your deep engagement with the new material. It’s a beautiful and rewarding experience! You feel an emotional satisfaction when you discover something new or learn a new way of doing things. Let us not forget the beautiful impact of an AHA moment that changes everything, or when you learn something new about yourself. We all love to know ourselves better.
Developing Yourself is Essential for Business
Staying valuable in today’s fast-changing world is challenging. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an ambitious employee, if you don’t the take time to develop yourself and stay updated on the newest trends and develop the new essential skills it will become hard for your business or career to grow.
Personally, when I develop myself, I know I can serve my clients better. I know I can offer better value and make a bigger impact in their lives. I know that I am equipped to face the next challenge. And in hard times, because I have developed some skills, I can be focused on seeking answers instead of wasting time complaining. Most people can fall in the trap of blaming circumstances and they only make things worse.
Developing Yourself is Key for Better Relationships
When you get better, everything gets better! That’s why you should always be working on the biggest source of your happiness and satisfaction which is “you” and the relationships around you. When we stop growing and start blaming and complaining, we fill our relationships with bitterness and sorrow. We might even reach a point where we start to offend and hurt people around us. We become blinded to solutions and opportunities and only look at the challenges at hand. It makes us feel lonely, sad and miserable.
But when we develop ourselves and seek solutions, we become better people! We start to enjoy everything around us. Then we start nurturing our relationships instead of hurting them. We start to change the lives of people us instead of becoming a burden to them. We simply start to enjoy and be enjoyed by the people around us.
Developing Yourself Makes Your Dreams Come True
It’s saddening to see how many people retire while still having the best of them hidden in their hearts. Everyone has a dream and a mission hidden inside of them. I deeply believe that! Some people might not discover it, while some others might discover and discard their dream and choose to follow an easier path.
Mark Twain said it best when he said: “The most two important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.”. Developing myself has finally connected me to this “why”. And it changed me forever. I know why I wake up each morning and it makes me filled with enthusiasm and excitement. Developing myself opened the door to one of the most important days of my life, so now I can boldly say “I know why I am here!”. And I’m willing to spend the rest of my life making that happen!
We Are Never Late
Developing myself has been fun, extremely rewarding in business and personal life and a key to making my biggest dreams come to life. In case you see more room for developing yourself and feel that there is more in life than you are living now, I’m inviting you on this endless journey. Coaching for example will open doors for you that you never thought possible, reading will nourish your mind and change your life and attending workshops will help you develop the skill that you really need to grow and thrive even in hard times. I encourage you, start today, it’s never too late.