Success, however you define it, takes action, and taking good and appropriate action requires skills. Some skills are taught in school; others are taught on the job, and still others we learn from life experiences.
Some people have devoted their lifetime to understanding what makes people happy and successful. The Big 3 are health, wealth, and relationships. Determine the level of success that would make you happy in the areas of your health, wealth, and relationships - write it down, along with your dreams...
*This is just an excerpt from my book "This Is Your Year to Design & Live the Life of Your Dreams" day 134 of the week on Basic Life Skills!
When you think of a knowledgeable person, is he or she book smart, a graduate of Harvard at the top of the class? Maybe a scientist or a brain surgeon is your idea of specialized knowledge. We must understand that specific knowledge in any area of life can provide an edge. The pursuit of specific knowledge and a constant eagerness to learn - along with practical wisdom of applying knowledge to a situation to produce a desired outcome-- are character traits to embrace.
We will grow as we constantly seek knowledge and seek experts to teach us about topics ranging from technology to finances to relationshops to personal development to health to leadership.
For some, low self-esteem can make us think we cant' learn. Others can wear a mask of either arrogance that we dont' need to learn or complacency from a belief that more learning isn't necessary. Many believe htat they are fine and dont' desire to learn, yet what are we settling for? Do you have to be broke to want more money? Do you have to hate your job to want something else? Do you have to be ont he edge of divorce to want to make your marriage better?
Action: Do you settle for good when you could be creating spectacular? A lifetime goal of learning will keep you young and growing. What good book are you reading? What thought leader's CD are you listening to in your car? What seminar will you attend in the next few months?
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