Ways to distinguish yourself #106 – Increase investments in personal growth

Ways to distinguish yourself #106 – Increase investments in personal growth

By Rajesh Setty on Tue 14 Feb 2006, 6:03 AM – Leave Comment

The thing about personal growth that is very interesting is that nobody really cares about your personal growth but if you don’t care about it – everybody will stop caring about you :) It is one of those things that people don’t make an explicit remark

about but assume that you are taking care of it on your own. It’s

almost like an obvious thing to do.

Everyday you are either growing or shrinking. It’s hard to maintain the status quo.


an inventory of your investments on your personal growth over the last

year. What is it as a percentage of your earnings for the last year? To

give you some comparison, people spend north of 10% (of the cost) on

their car (not including gas) to keep it in good shape every year. You

got to – otherwise the car might breakdown and it may cost you more

than that to fix it. What should your investment be on yourself if you

consider “YOU” as your biggest asset? I am not suggesting any

percentages here but you are the right person to make the right

judgments on your life.

Imagine a scenario where you

progressively invest 10% more than what you have invested on your

personal growth in the previous year. Do you think it will make a big

difference in your life and career? I bet it will make a huge

difference in “who you are” and “who you are becoming.” I am not

talking about huge investments here but a conscious, disciplined and

continuous investments of time and money on your own growth over a long

period of time.

If this is so obvious, what are you waiting for?


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