Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with two managers that work at the Deli Department at a local Kroger store. We talked about personal development and leadership growth. The managers shared their personal growth stories and how they try to add value to their organization every day. From sharing and listening to their stories, I thought about how we can become the best version of ourselves.
Jim Rohn, who trained and mentored some of the most successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders discovered the one critical ingredient to success in all of our endeavors, “Your level of success, will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.”
Our level of success is parallel of our personal development in any area of our life. We all want level 10 success in every area of our lives. You name it-health, career, finances, relationships, spirituality, etc.
But how is your personal development level? Is it a 10? If our level of personal development which consists of knowledge, skills, experiences, mindset, beliefs, etc. in any given area are not at level 10, then we have some work to do right?
On the scale from 1 to 10, how is your personal development level in each area?
Take a piece of paper and reflect. This is a great reflection exercises to first asses where you are. Maybe there are some great opportunities you are missing and can develop daily? Be honest with yourself and practice awareness.
The best-selling author Matthew Kelly says, “On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy.”
Our outer world will always be a reflection of what we grow and cultivate inside our inner world. In the end, you are the captain of your own ship. You are responsible.
When I think and reflect upon these ideas, it’s about becoming the best version of ourselves. Success is what you chose to create every day by working on yourself day in and day out, whether you are a leader, a mentor, husband, wife or brother or sister.
Let me conclude with something for all of us to ponder today; our value in our lives at any given moment, has very little to do what’s going on around us, and only to do with what’s going on inside of us.
Are you working on yourself? What will it take to achieve level 10 in the most important areas of your life?