The Best Advice
One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard was from Jim Rohn. He said, “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
That struck me as particularly odd at first, but this simple wisdom stuck with me and became a part of my thinking.
“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Don’t get me wrong. It’s important to work hard on your job. It will help you stand out, get noticed, and advance your career.
But, if you stop there, you’ll miss out. Working on yourself pays far better than a salary. When you work on your own personal development, you start an almost magical process. Your capabilities expand with each new skill and that sets you up for new opportunities that you likely can’t even imagine.
I recently shared this advice during an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, a news organization in Columbus, Ohio and wanted to share it with you.
Take advantage of the magic of personal development, of working harder on yourself than on your job. You’ll be glad you did.
And, I must also mention that my upcoming book, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future, will help you on the personal development journey. I share the nine personal development secrets that the most successful leaders employ.
Order my book today to start your personal development journey.