What do you think of when people talk to you matters relating to personal development? Do you politely listen but shut them out in your mind? Or dismiss them that its important to you because you are already happy with yourself? Perhaps you just excuse yourself since you do not want to waste time on such trifle discussion. More often than not, many people will mutter something about they do not need to improve anything or they do not have time for it.
Never mindless, do you understand what does personal development mean? Many people may give you different definition but to me, it’;s a term that means "Learn".
If you can define something then it is more finite, tangible and we can see the parameters. Without a definition, things are subjective and intangible. For me, it means Learn.
In our everyday life, people are always learning about something. In a way, we learn so that we can be better at it and also to do things more efficiently. It does not have to be a formal classroom type lesson, most of the time it’;s hands on learning. At times, self study from books and videos is possible, other times, we should learn from a proper expert. If you are interested in making your own furniture, do not you think learning carpentry skills from a qualified carpenter will accelerate your learning curve and saves you time than doing it yourself?
It is a common perception that once we leave school, we have studied enough. That is actually a wrong thinking. Regardless of what we do, we are constantly learning, whether formally or informally.
In the past 3 weeks, my belief in the importance of personal development deepens. I had managed in internet marketing bootcamp despite some of my other friends’; bad experience. I believe the trainer is qualified because he is successful in what he does. This is a paid bootcamp in a formal learning environment and its for my own personal development. I want to deepen and develop my own internet marketing skills, so learning from an expert accelerated my learning curve.
In pursuing to develop my internet marketing skills, I met new friends who help to encourage and motivate me in my life as well as my internet marketing journey. Also, the event also opened up new opportunities for me to make money and improve my skills to make money online.
These opportunities will not be noticeable to me if I was not determined to consistently study and learn more things. Many people are not willing to pay to learn from others. The price is always an issue and the common complain is, "too expensive!". However, they fail to see the importance of new knowledge and skills or an improved skill. Without such new knowledge and skills, we will not be able to spot potential opportunities. We can lose everything but we will never lose our skills and knowledge in making money.
There is more to personal development than just to improve your well-being. Many people think that personal development is all about getting motivated and positive thinking etc etc. On the contrary, personal development also means to learn more knowledge or skills in addition to what you already know. To sharpen your skills and proficiency or improve your expertise in certain areas. When you put effort in doing these things, your perception will change and you will discover more opportunities opening up to you. Do not expect opportunities to hit you on the head and shout "Here I am!". You have to go look for it.
That being said, I believe that personal development not only improves your well being, it also improves your money making potentials!