I would assume that most people inherently know the importance of self-growth or what I like to call Kaizen…
Kaizen is the Japanese term that refers to Constant and Never-ending Improvement. (Also called CANI)
Any intelligent person would agree that consuming 15 minutes a day of learning towards becoming a better entrepreneur, parent, lover, leader, etc is a worthy use of time.
No one disputes it.
So that begs the question, “why don’t more people do it?”
You might be asking yourself specifically, “why don’t I do it?”
Here’s what I think the answer is:
It doesn’t seem to matter.
Think about it…
We read one book on leadership and it’s not like we’re this super-confident, powerful and awe-inspiring leader.
In fact, we might read a few and we don’t notice much difference so what happens for most is, they stop.
Because it didn’t seem to matter.
I went through that myself…
Early in my entrepreneurial career, I read a bunch of books and I was still broke.
It didn’t seem to matter.
But thankfully, here’s what I understood.
Understanding the Self-Growth Challenge
Growing into a powerful human being is a lot like growing as a human being.
Take one of my children for example.
My son Kaiden is seven.
I don’t notice his height growing on a day to day basis.
Hell, I don’t notice it on a week to week basis and maybe not even on a month-to-month basis.
But hear me on this:
I still feed him every day!
What would you think of me if I were to say to my son…
“Kaiden, you don’t seem any taller than you were 6 months ago, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!”
I’d get the trophy of worlds worst dad wouldn’t I?
But listen, my friend…
I have to do one very important thing:
Trust the process.
Part of that process is feeding and loving him every day regardless of whether I see growth or not.
Let’s take what I’ve said and put it back on you, my friend…
- Does it ever seem that this personal growth thing doesn’t seem to matter?
- Do you ever find yourself beating yourself up for not being farther ahead?
- Do you ever wonder what the hell is wrong with you?
If so, I can relate because I feel the exact same thing.
How to Overcome Personal Growth Challenges
Here’s what I’ll tell you.
- Trust the process
- Feed yourself and love yourself every day
Be patient with yourself. You can do this.
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Lots of love,
Top Network Marketing Leader & Trainer
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