When I first began my journey of personal development one of the prompts that my mentor kept on repeating to me was: ‘If you work on yourself harder than you work on anything else, everything else will take care of itself.’
When I started my journey all I wanted was the right knowledge, tools and techniques to enable me to help myself to help others transform their lives for the better. To hear that prompt all the time confused me as I thought how is me working on me going to get me what I want?
My mentor continued with a series of questions including:
- Do you want a brighter tomorrow?
- Do you want control of your own life?
- Do you want to avoid mistakes?
- Do you want to live simplistically?
- Do you want to be youthful?
- Do you want to be free of pressure?
- Do you want to know who you are?
- Do you want to be unafraid?
I answered those questions with a resounding ‘Yes’ and it was at that point my mentor said your chances of life success have now quadrupled. But how? The reply: ‘Because before we can become any good at anything, anything of real value; to be able to do it with an honesty of purpose then we have to work on ourselves harder than we work on anything else.’
Unfortunately, in my opinion society has wrongly told us that all we need to do in life is get a nice spouse, house, a good education, pension and go on holiday a few times a year and we’ve ‘made it. Yet I’ve met and helped so many people with these so called worthy things but they are still either depressed, stressed, anxious or lacking in confidence, assertiveness and resilience.
So, here are my questions to you:
- Are you in control of your moods or are your moods in control of you?
- Are you in control of your stress or is your stress in control of you?
- Are you in control of your anxieties or are your anxieties in control of you?
- Are you in control of your thoughts or are your thoughts in control of you?
- Are you in control of your depression or is your depression in control of you?
- Are you in control of your relationships or are your relationships in control of you?
If you are not in control of your emotions it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be in control of anything of real value and importance, such as your emotional wellbeing. Why not start to work on yourself harder than you work on anything else?
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