So many of us are not deliberate or intentional about our own professional development. Maybe it’s fear, maybe its complacency, or a little of both. No matter what the reason(s), all are unacceptable. Rather than go with the flow we should routinely stretch our boundaries and push out of our comfort zone.
Legendary leadership guru, John Maxwell, said it best, “The smallest crowd you will ever lead is you – but it’s the most important one. The first person we must examine is ourselves. If you don’t look at yourself realistically, you will never understand where your personal difficulties lie. And if you can’t see them, you won’t be able to lead yourself effectively.”
My personal advice…focus on the present. Don’t put off today what you should have started yesterday. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. When you’re constantly focused on the future you’re actually much less productive in the current moment. No one can control the future BUT what you do today will influence it.
My personal request…take action and repeat. When was the last time you read a book about professional development? When was the last time you listened to a Podcast for learning? When was the last time you sought out a mentor? How about video TedTalks?
Discover untapped abilities by working toward your full potential; never stop growing into your better self. Be a driving force that contributes to your future self!
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