Can personal development help me succeed in my business? Do you think of this when people are sharing with you the benefits of personal development? Many people tend to shut off their mind when they hear the 2 words “personal development”. Unfortunately for them, they do not really grasp the true meaning. And it’s not really their fault. How we define personal development is based on our observation and experience.

Nevertheless, do you understand what does personal development mean? Many people may give you different definition but to me, it’s a term which means “Learn”.

If you can define something then it is more finite, tangible and we can see the parameters. Without a definition, things are subjective and intangible. For me, it means Learn.

In our everyday life, people are always learning about something. In a way, we learn so that we can be better at it and also to do things more efficiently. It doesn’t have to be a formal classroom type lesson, most of the time it’s hands on learning. At times, self study from books and videos is possible, other times, we should learn from a proper expert. If you are interested in making your own furniture, don’t you think learning carpentry skills from a qualified carpenter will accelerate your learning curve and saves you time than doing it yourself?

It is a common perception that once we leave school, we have studied enough. That is actually a wrong thinking. Regardless of what we do, we are constantly learning, whether formally or informally.

In the past 3 weeks, my belief in the importance of personal development deepens. I had enrolled in internet marketing bootcamp despite of some of my other friends’ bad experience. I believe the trainer is qualified because he is successful in what he does. This is a paid bootcamp in a formal learning environment and its for my own personal development. I want to deepen and develop my own internet marketing skills, so learning from an expert accelerated my learning curve.

In pursuing to develop my internet marketing skills, I met new friends who help to encourage and motivate me in my life as well as my internet marketing journey. Also, the event also opened up new opportunities for me to make money and improve my skills to make money online.

If I had not put my mind to continually develop myself and to push myself to learn more things, I will not be able to see such opportunities to make more money. Many people are not willing to pay to learn from others. The price is always an issue and the common complain is, “too expensive!”. However, they fail to see the importance of new knowledge and skills or an improved skill. Without such new knowledge and skills, we won’t be able to spot potential opportunities. We can lose everything but we will never lose our skills and knowledge in making money.

There is more to personal development than just to improve your well-being. Many people think that personal development is all about getting motivated and positive thinking etc etc. On the contrary, personal development also mean to learn more knowledge or skills in addition to what you already know. To sharpen your skills and proficiency or improve your expertise in certain areas. When you put effort in doing these things, your perception will change and you will discover more opportunities opening up to you. Don’t expect opportunities to hit you on the head and shout “Here I am!”. You have to go look for it.

That being said, I believe that personal development not only improves your well being, it also improves your money making potentials!

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