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Hello, and welcome to Week Four.
As you know, we are focused on Personal Development.
In Month One, here are the four main components of Personal Development:
1. The Invitation: We looked at the possibilities and challenged you to accept the invitation to join together on this unique journey of self-development and discovery where you’ll set and reach higher goals, go for your dreams, change certain unpleasant things about yourself and make a significant difference in the lives of others.
2. The Plan: Last week we talked about the plan. All good things in life are upstream, but the natural flow of life is that downward, negative pull. To combat that downward pull, you need a plan, a map to help you reach your desired destination. We talked about the plan and considered the keys to creating and following a successful plan.
3. Association and Influence: We are affected by everything around us, including what we read, what we watch, who we talk with and who we spend time with. It all plays a part in how we view our world, our relationships, our opportunities but mostly ourselves. Last week we discussed the importance of our associations and the influence they have.
4. Learning and Education: over the next year will involve personal development, becoming a student and learning. This is the foundation: one of the basics or fundamentals to becoming more, to having more and to doing more, and we’ll cover this key aspect in this week’s edition.
Bonus Point: Personal Development is about having a celebration; creating your own unique, only-you-deserve-it-because-you-did-it, one-of-a-kind celebration!
This week, we will be discussing Point Four, Learning and Education.
Learning is the foundation for all success in life. It is where true success begins. Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process begins. If you want to produce change in your life, if you want to write your own future and destiny, then it begins with educating yourself as to what successful people have done and how they have done it. Learning is our way of peering into history and seeing what makes a successful life in all areas.
I was taught that a formal education will make you a living, but self-education will make you a fortune. Most people want to achieve wealth. And I would guess that all of you who are reading this are looking to achieve wealth and the blessings and opportunities it can bring. Since this is the case, apply yourself to self-education, as you are already doing in this blog! Take it seriously. Follow the plan diligently. Formal education isn’t bad. In fact, it is good and can be important and valuable. But self-education is where all the possibilities of wealth arise! That is where your entire world opens up and your dreams begin to take shape, and you begin to live the destiny you were created for!
The beauty of learning is that it provides answers to life’s questions. If you have a question about something, look for the answer! Learning is also good for course correction. Oftentimes in life, many people get off in the wrong direction. That’s okay, as long as when they have the opportunity for learning, they allow it to correct the path they are on. The more you educate yourself, the smarter you will work: and the more successful you will be!
Learn and grow! If you step up the self-education curve, you will come up with more answers than you ever would have thought possible. You will put yourself in a place where achievement will be natural and you will be able to help not only yourself but others as well, and that is what life is really all about!
Until next week, let’s do something remarkable!