Why You should Invest in Yourself

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We repeatedly hear how important it is to take care of our bodies through exercise and nutrition. But what about our minds? What about our spirit? These are just as important to care for as our bodily health.

We are precious. We get one shot at this life so let’s make it our best!

Each of us was placed on this earth for a purpose. You are not here on a whim.

You are destined for greatness.

Personal development is an opportunity to realize this.

Through personal development you improve your awareness, develop your potential, and most importantly realize your dreams!

As children we had dreams galore! But then we got older and those dreams were gradually buried into the depths of our subconscious, never to be heard from again. Instead replaced with safe, predictable paths.

The thing is, there are no safe paths in life.

Many have taken the safe and secure route and gotten kicked to the curb through lay offs, unexpected medical issues, or a sudden death.

So really, what do you have to lose by following your dreams? Isn’t it better to live a life of joy pursuing your passions than settling and losing it all?

You were not designed to remain stagnant or settle.

You are definitely not meant to be mediocre!

I’m talking excelling in every area of your life, in every one of your roles, and having fun doing so. Finances, health, spiritual, relationships, parenting, your mind.

So what is personal development exactly?

Personal development comes in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Which means there’s something for everyone!

There are books, podcasts, webinars, and coaches just to name a few. Personally, I love incorporating all into my daily life. For example, I read a bit in the morning and before bed. I listen to podcasts on the commute to work. In the past I’ve utilized coaches to figure out the next direction in my life and to get started writing a novel.

Gaining the knowledge is the first step. It will take you a bit further today than yesterday. But implementing it will have you soaring to your dreams!

Be warned – personal development will challenge you to go outside your comfort zone and push past those barriers. Most often self-created mental barriers. It will force you to face the demons you’ve tried to keep locked up. But when you rise to the challenge, when your inner strength takes those demons head on, you grow and become so much more than you were yesterday.

Personal development is about investing in yourself so that you can manage anything that comes your way in life. No more sitting back hoping things will be different. Instead, you’re grabbing life by the horns and taking charge! You’re making things happen in your life!

It’s a life long commitment but totally worth it.

Because you’re totally worth it.

Start by designing your life the way you want it to be.

As you become more self-aware, you become more focused. You start creating meaningful goals and become clear in how to reach them. You focus on tasks that will bring you closer to achieving those goals. Tasks that don’t bring you closer fall to the wayside.

Sounds great. But how?

What’s one thing that I can do today to have an impact on my life? One thing that will make a difference today?

Easy.

Put yourself first and invest in your best you yet. It doesn’t mean you don’t love those closest to you or that you’re being selfish in a bad way. It means you care for them so much you’re willing to invest in yourself to be your best for them.

  1. Pick an area in your life you’d like to improve.
  2. Find a book, podcast, or video on the topic and set aside 15 minutes daily to increase your knowledge.
  3. Spend 15 minutes daily implementing what you just learned.

It’s that easy.

By doing so you’ll be taking steps to become your best self and setting an example for your children and others to follow to care for themselves.

What are you waiting for?

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