Are you working hard enough on your
There has been a time in
my life that I was only working veryhard and chasing money and personal
success. For I was taught by my parents and my teachers in life that nothing
comes easy and that if I wanted to achieve something in life; I had to work
hard for it. Besides I was determined to never again experience the poverty
that my family and me had to go through during my childhood. There was never
any money for anything that my brother or I wanted.
We had to wear worn
clothes from others and my mother could only afford to put a small piece of
meat or fish on the table once a month, if we were lucky. And, oh boy, that
was never going to happen to me again, ever!
So I worked and worked
and worked and I earned lots and lots of money and for quite some time I
managed to live a wealthy life with lots of so-called friends. And although
there was lots of fun during that time, I had to find out that I lacked a
real important thing in my life:
- Personal Development -
I forgot to work hard on myself And that was one of the main reasons why I
lost everything I had built-up.
I thought that personal
development came automatically, as long as I kept on working hard and earn
Of course my ideas about
this had to change and I had to learn to frequently ask myself: "Who have I
become", instead of "What do I have".
I had to learn to see
that what I had become was directly related to what I got.
Before I lost my fortune,
my income had maybe taken a lucky jump and since I had not learned to handle
the responsibilities that come with having lots of money, it had shrunk back
to the amount that I could handle.
So, I learned that
- Everyone changes, but
REAL GROWTH is optional
- To Get More Than You
Have, You Have To Become More Than You Are
May your life be full of
Ab van Deemter - Passion To Grow,
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