6.Your number one asset
There is a lot of talk today about investments and getting ahead. In the world of finance., there is much debate about what the best investments are. And while it is important to watch your money and plan how you shall invest it, there is a much greater investment available to you: the investment of time and effort into your own personal development
The knowledge and skills you can gain in your life are your number one asset.
The people who make the greatest gains in life are those who spend time each day, week, month and year investing in their personal development. They spend time reading, learning, gaining new skills and improving themselves from the inside out. Developing yourself mentally is much like building your muscles and becoming physically fit. If you are consistent in your approach, the results start to come. You may not gain much in the short-term but over the longer term the results are noticeable and valuable. Many people who are keen to begin a course of personal and professional development wonder what they should study first.
Here is a list of ways to start to move yourself ahead:
1) Study your language. Learn to speak, read and write correctly. Each
week try to learn a new word to add to your vocabulary. Words are
tools, and the more you have at your disposal, the more effectively you
can communicate and think.
2) Study your profession. After your language, the best way to move
yourself ahead is to study your own profession. Take time to read as
much as you can about your company, type of business, the overall
industry and the future trends. Discover the skills and 'tricks of the
trade' that best people in your industry use. By studying consistently
each year for five years, you can become an expert and move to the
top of your field.
3) Study communication & people skills. You ability to get along with
different types of people will greatly enhance your success in work, no
matter what the industry. By taking time to learn how to relate, listen
and communicate, you will find yourself more popular and more able to
get what you want from your life.
By reading this article, you are one of the precious few who have discovered the miracle of personal development. If you maintain the habit of continual reading, learning and improvement of your skills, you shall find that soon enough you are making more money, friends and gaining more freedom in your life.
To be continued….