Do you consider yourself an authentic person? Can you spot those people out there that are putting up a front? That aren’t genuine? That are being fake? For me, it feels like a sixth sense. In most situations I’m able to spot the bullshit from a mile away.
Developing yourself is a without a doubt a core tenet of success. Without personal development, you’re leaving all the potential on the table. The question is, “What are you willing to do?”
Are you willing to commit to some sort of daily personal development? It could be a podcast, a book, a conversation with a financial advisor, or asking someone questions in your field of interest.
Are you willing to be the fly on the wall? Meaning, are you the type of person that will take the unpaid internship to learn from more experienced and successful people? A lot of people miss the mark here.
It Takes Time
Everyone wants it right now. They don’t want to go through the trials & tribulations. They feel entitled to this or that. Now, what’s that going to teach you? On the other hand, if you continually show up and surround yourself with higher level people, you’re going to pick up and absorb loads of valuable information. Being exposed to these types of environments is going to help you develop into a much better person. Be a sponge.
Are You Willing?
When you’re providing something or someone value, it doesn’t take super long to get in the door, especially when the value is in areas that the business needs. But most aren’t willing to do what it takes, plain and simple. If you’re reading this saying “I’m willing to do what it takes,” then start asking yourself real questions. Am I willing to take an unpaid membership? Am I willing to step out of my comfort zone? Am I willing to be patient for when an opportunity does present itself? Am I willing to pay my dues?