Today, there is so much information out there to learn about, that it’s really overwhelming. But the truth is that there is more ways of learning new ideas and skills today than ever before. It really comes down to us and whether we want to learn new things in order to become more valuable.
We are usually the ones that get in our own way in life more than others. No one limits our own growth but us. I just saw the quote about the biggest obstacle we have to overcome is the six inches between our ears, which rings with more truth every time I see it. That’s one for the ages for sure, meaning the younger we realize this is truth, the better our lives will be.
I am constantly sharing with my students and my own kids, to become a person of value throughout life. Become valuable to others and you will always have opportunities for things that will help you make a living and to build a life. Remember, do you want to just make a living? Or do you want to build a life of significance and meaning?
In today’s world there seems to be much more of the blame game going on when it comes time to point out who’s at fault for the problems and difficulties in our lives. There is some truth of course that some people’s choices and decisions, do indeed affect us. A very important thought though is that we do not have to continue to let that happen. We do have the power and ability to learn new things and skills that can make us not have to just accept what those other people do and let it affect us and our futures.
This goes a long as a big connector piece to another (of many) big themes of mine. Find things in life that you have passion for and follow them. Whatever we choose to make a living at, make sure your heart is part of the equation as to why you are doing it. This will give a lot more ways of learning more when it comes to making yourself more valuable. Always remember that creating a life of significance is something that may not be easy, but worthwhile things throughout life seldom are easy. If they were easy, everyone would be doing them.
So, as we find ourselves at the end of October, 2015; what are some ways that you can expand your ability to grow and become more valuable? Don’t wait until New Years to make some changes, find some things now.