Do your daily habits reflect your best self? Do they align with your goals, aspirations, dreams or what you want to improve upon or learn? If they don’t then it’s time to re-evaluate how to make your daily habits reflect YOU!
Let’s talk about personal development. I know it has a bizarre ring to it, like a politically correct way to say, “self-help.” but, what’s wrong with self-help anyway?! Personal development is your mission, your life, it’s who you are and who you are becoming. It’s your SPARK that ignites growth, purpose, creativity and an outlet to get to the places you need to go in life. Whether it be in your career, health, fitness, emotions, family or simply as a way to refresh and re-aspire it’s living your best life as your best you.
Greatness. “If you want it badly enough, and are willing to make some changes in your life to cause it to happen, you too can take over the world… or do anything else you really want to do. Yes, you really can have it all. The only things you’ll need to give up are assumptions, expectations, and the comfort zone that holds you back from greatness.” – Chris Guillebeau from The Art of Non-Conformity
You are not YOUR HABITS! Everyone can change their habits! Yeah, it take a lot and I mean a lot of work and discipline to change but it can be done. You can’t live your dreams by doing the things you’ve always done: Waking up, having coffee, going to work, coming home, eating dinner, watching crappy TV then heading off to bed will get you no where. Which is fine if you’re perfectly happy where you’re at, but if want change, if you have goals, dreams and aspirations then you have to change yourself. That means discipline, hard work, giving up things, confidence, stepping outside of your boundaries, confrontation, self-doubt and loads of perseverance = HARD WORK.
Here are some of my favorite personal development reads in no particular order:
I just have to mention: You know a book is really, really good when it has you excited, driven and filled with purpose. Furiously jotting notes as you read, planning, aspiring, plotting. I hope you find a book that stirs these feelings in you!
The Art of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy
The Happiness of Pursuit – Chris Guillebeau
Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity – August Turak
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
PUSH – Chalene Johnson
Failing Forward – John Maxwell
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
Start: Punch Fear in the Face – Jon Acuff
Spark – John J. Ratey MD
Start with Why – Simon Sinek
Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
Make It Happen – Lara Casey
Go Pro – Eric Worre
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