Not only do I enjoy helping others live better lives, I’m kind of a self-help nut myself. When others are reading romance novels and mysteries, I prefer to snuggle up with a book focusing on personal or professional development. Case in point: the book on my end table right now is The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey.
I’m not too far into the book yet, but I have learned that I need to do better with trusting myself to make the right choices. I’m not sure how this will play out professionally, but it has already helped me make healthier food and exercise decisions. Since I’ve made a promise to myself to do better in these areas, I need to take actions that help my increase my self-trust in these areas. So far, so good.
If you look at some of the most successful people–not just in business, but also in life in general–many of them have this incessant drive to always be learning. They are constantly seeking new information to keep from becoming stagnant.
I’ve always admired these people, for many reasons. One, they find the time to learn when the rest of us are wondering how we can fit more into our day. Two, they have this inquisitive nature that ultimately results in higher levels of creativity and innovation, which happen to be two areas where I feel I lack.
That’s why I’ve set a goal to, every day, read one chapter in a book and take one learning module online. The first one is easy because I have about 6-7 books sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be read. I’m good to go there.
For my second goal, I am in the midst of a one-year membership to Masterclass, an online platform full of a variety of topics ranging from how to write more effectively to how to apply makeup. Plus, I’ve purchased two online training programs that, although I’ve started both, I have yet to finish either. One is designed to teach me how to be a better cook (I’m sure my hubby will appreciate that one!) and the other is on photography. These are two topics that I enjoy and feel provide me with a lot of inspiration.
If you want to join me by creating your own daily self-growth goal, I’d love to have ya! Let’s raise our own personal bars together. Let’s build our grit and become the best versions of ourselves possible. We got this!
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