🤔 Did you read my last post about #skilldevelopment?
Now, that you have found and developed a skill that you are now advanced at, you’ve only taken the first step.
💯 The right skills will make you a living. But real self-knowledge will lead to real ‘wealth’.
And #wealth isn’t just #money. It’s everything. It’s your #relationships and #health, too, and so much more.
Start learning exactly who you are, how you’re motivated, how you perform at your best, how you can optimize your routines, and how to be your best self each and every day.
Although personal development is an excellent pursuit, most self-help books, speakers, and programs forget one critical component.
It’s PERSONAL development, not general development.
🙄 Not everyone needs to chant affirmations, journal for 45 minutes, or wake up early.
Figure out what works for you, and then run with it.
Specifically, you need to figure out:
1️⃣ When your magic time is (e.g. what time of day you do your best work) and then protect that time with your life.
2️⃣ How are you most motivated? Do you get motivated by money? By fear of failure? By the prospect of success? By having people look up to you? By impressing people you look up to? There’s no wrong answer. Figure out how you’re motivated and go all in on it.
3️⃣ What your strengths and weaknesses are.
4️⃣ What your current “work capacity” is (e.g. the amount of time you can work in a day without allowing the quality of your work to suffer). Once you’ve figured out your current capacity, you’ll want to apply the principle of progressive overload to slowly build your work ethic muscle.
5️⃣ How you can optimize your environment to ensure success. What can you do on a daily basis that will help make success automatic? (e.g. putting a calendar on the wall and putting a red x on every day that you work a certain number of hours and attempting to never break the chain).
When you know yourself, you can conquer any challenge.
But if you don’t understand who you are and how you operate, you’ll never be able to achieve the wealth that you truly desire.
Are you investing in yourself? Let me know how. 👇
#livebydesign #mindset #kaizen #ikigai #success