Your Growth is Your Greatest Gain
If you wanted to invest in the most successful outcome or find the highest rate of return, it would be the investment you make in YOU. It wouldn’t be the deal a friend told you about over lunch or a hot ticker-tape flashing across the bottom of a screen. Nor would it be something you found in a graph, from a report or by scouring the internet. The best investment that you will ever make is the investment you make in yourself.
How much you put in is how much you get out, yet many of us spend countless hours betting on a fictitious ‘sure thing.’ I can assure you, the only sure thing is you! You have the potential to create massive results in your life — and the way to do it is through investing all you have in your own personal growth.
Yet what is personal growth? Is it a few minutes of meditating? Or reading the latest book? Is it following a healthy diet or making sure there is incense burning in the room? A lot of us do ‘personal growth’ activities but don’t dive into the growth that makes the massive change. We do the surface stuff, the easy stuff, and then wonder why we aren’t getting results.
Jim Rohn said, “Work harder on yourself than you do your job.” Yet he also said, “Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life.These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation. And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can.”
His words are a reminder that once we decide to live our lives in the grandest of ways, we then have to work on ourselves full out! Not think about it or consider it, but fully immerse ourselves in the pursuit of improving, up-leveling, inspiring, and teaching ourselves to be all that we truly can be.
This month, Spark Success isn’t about the short gain but the long gain — the one that comes from shifting your attention onto you. On every page, you will find tools and ideas to support you in moving from what is out there to what is inside of you. The focus is on what you can do to increase your output, improve your KPI’s, and accelerate your results by looking inward and working on what you find there. It’s going to be inclusive, introspective, and incredibly fun because working on oneself is a magical process that always yields outstanding results. Put aside any other distractions this month and sharpen your willingness to dive into the business of working on you!
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