Our whole life is given us in order to continuously improve. If we don’t improve ourselves we are not happy and seldom achieve what we want. I’ve just read a nice blog post about the Inconvenient Personal Development Truths. And I think that this is a great compilation of thing you should know. Actually they can even write a whole book about those and discuss them. Although I agree with 90% of what they write, I would like to comment some of the greatest statements and some of them with whom I don’t fully agree.
It’s not so much about finding opportunities as it is about creating them.
I highly agree with this one. If you just wait and look forward for something to happen, it is not going to happen. You have to search for it and you have to act. If you don’t do something, if you don’t create the situation you need, at least in your mind, it is not going to happen. But on the other side, be careful not to push to much and to become to concentrated in what you do and miss some easy to see opportunities near you.
In the beginning, you need to say “yes” to a lot of things to discover and establish your goals. Later on, you need to say “no” to a lot of things and concentrate on your goals.
That’s definitely true, but please don’t say no to your love and especially to your dreams. In one of my posts I’ve already wrote about the difference between goals and dreams.
No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself. The big question is: What are you selling, and to whom?
Well, I think, that the big question is not what you are selling, but what you are creating and how are you delivering it. Or to say it even better – what are you giving. I don’t believe in the concept of selling. I believe in the concept of giving. If you give, you are going to be given and to obtain as well. You can only give if you are sure that you want to give and when you give, you give with your whole creature and with your heart. This is a whole process and the giving is only the last and least step. Selling is not such a process. Selling is only a step in order to change something for money.
Results are more important than the time it takes to achieve them.
I’m the type of person who likes to do the first 80% of the job with 20% of the work invested, so I couldn’t agree with this statement. The final result is always the goal, but the goal is not as important as the way. When you are on the way, never forget to look around; never forget to reflect about the way. Only striving towards the goal makes you miss the most important milestones on the way.
You have the ability to clear negativity from your mind with a single thought.
Yes, yes, yes, a great statement! Never let the bad thoughts to block you. The biggest blocker is the fear and all other negative thoughts. And only a simple positive thought can blow all the negative ones away and put you back on your right way. Thoughts are material, so be sure that you have only good ones in order not to produce something you don’t want. When you think, you create your future. So better don’t think so much, but when you think, think only positive.
We are all multi-dimensional human beings with simultaneous dimensions of success and failure in our lives.
Be sure to eliminate the failure component if you want to be successful. You may not be successful at the end, but this means that you haven’t fully eliminated the failure component and it does not mean that this component have to be always part of your human being!
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.
So don’t bother about such stuff, just keep going. Better ignore such stuff in order not to get stuck in negative thoughts and feelings. Ignoring such stuff is better than rejecting it! Of course, we do not speak for positive criticism here. This is highly useful.
Simplicity is often a major factor of success. But the process of simplifying things is rarely easy.
That’s the point. A complex thing cannot be successful. If you come out with a complex solution, it’s definitely not the best one. You can only hope that it is at least sufficient. If you come with a simple solution, you can be pretty sure that you’ve reached the goal.
It’s uncomfortable to challenge the status quo, but it’s worth it.
Actually, if you don’t do it, you are not developing at all.
Confusion isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re growing and thinking.
Even suffering is good. It gives you more. So be happy, when you suffer!
Sometimes you just have to do your own thing your own way, no matter what anyone else thinks or says about you.
That’s the hard way to go, but as a Bulgaria saying states: “The easy ways are going nowhere”. So, when it starts to be hard, you are on the right way!
A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often and realize how fortunate you are right now.
If you are happy now with less, you will be happy tomorrow with more and if you are unhappy now with less, it is highly possible that you are going to be unhappy tomorrow with more as well.
If you want love, give love. If you want friends, be friendly. If you want money, provide value. It really is this simple.
As Christ says: “Do to other what you want for yourself”
If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
Yes, start now, be happy now and live now! Life is now and here. Forever!
At the end I would like to say to you: Act! Just take the statements you like and act according them. These are really simple to follow. When you are not sure what you want to do, just look again at these statements and act!