We live in a society that is constantly changing and evolving very fast and therefore, it is important that we adapt to change in order to enhance our personal development and growth.
Change is inevitable especially with the continuous advancement of technology and information gathering. In this day and age, it is very unwise to have a rigid mind that does not easily accept change.
Most of us are in this category am from the old school. You should keep an open mind and focus on the things that will help you achieve your personal goals. Remaining in the old school might just delay your progress.
Make sure that you make the change as and when necessary in the processes you are imploring to achieving your goals. However, stay focused on the ultimate goal.
“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change” – Charles Darwin.
The best leaders are those that do realise when to make the change and implement it as and when necessary. In my journey for personal development and growth, I have had to make lots of changes in the way I do things without compromising on my personal values and I always keep my focus on my goals.
I keep an ear to the ground and am always willing to make the necessary adjustments to accommodate the ever-changing environment.
Flexibility does not mean you accept failure, it is just one way of doing things quicker and more effectively. You will agree with me that a few years ago posting letters was done mainly through the post office whereas now we are living in the advent of emails and other technological messaging systems.
These have entailed that we drastically change the way we do business. Imagine if you remained behind and still just want to use the post office for sending mails to your clients as opposed to using the various platforms that are quicker. If you are into sales you will definitely be out of business.
Nearly everything has evolved over the last decade or so and it is, therefore, inevitable that you have a flexible mind and change the way you conduct your daily business.
Being a computer programmer myself who learned programming in a language called COBOL in the early 90’s I know how much the computer industry had changed. In fact, COBOL has been obsolete for a very long time now.
If I did not move with time it would have been difficult for me to keep up with the industry. Some of you will agree with me that some of the things you learned at school a few years ago are no longer applicable now.
The key thing about change is that it can either be for the better or for the worse. You should always understand what the pros and cons are for a certain change before initiating it. Take time to learn and appreciate it.
Keep Learning and Improving Your Skills
As human beings, it is very important that we are continuously learning and keep improving our skills if we are to be relevant to the industry.
I am always reading and learning new skills on a daily basis. My current target is to read 12 Books by 31st October 2019 as a way of improving my skill set this is on top of my other everyday readings.
I will keep reviewing this on a quarterly basis and see how much progress am making. I also want my site to be one of the best personal development and self-growth websites in the next five years.
To achieve this I have set out to keep reading and learning new technics that will be of value to my readers. This means that for me to rank in the top bracket, the site will need to have updates in terms of articles.
Not just articles but good quality articles that are helpful. I have also noticed that it builds my confidence to talk about the subject of personal development.
Improving your skills set is one major way to improving your chances of achieving your personal goals with more pleasure and less pressure.
I know for sure that in the coming months I will be more confident and motivated to write very meaningful articles. I am also currently learning article writing technics.
Those of you who have been reading my articles will agree that there is a tremendous improvement with my articles.
With the new skills being acquired I also intend to do a major facelift of the earlier articles and bring them up to the desired standard. These are some of the goals that I have set for this website.
I encourage you to take learning and improving your skills set very seriously regardless of what you are involved in. The most successful people are constantly reading and learning new skills as this is the only way to keep them above the competition.
If you are in sales for example it will do you good to learn how to spend more time with your customers who are more promising, so as to close your sales more quickly and efficiently.
There are lots of ways you can increase your knowledge. You could either decide to go to school or have a deliberate habit of spending more time reading industry-related materials.
An investment in your knowledge and putting what you have learned to practice is a sure way of improving your skillset.
Be Willing to Pay the Price
If your goal is a financial one make sure you set a clear price of what you will pay for what you want to earn.
If you want to earn a certain amount of money say $5K every month ensure that you begin giving society the equivalent of $5K in value every month. Nature is neutral it gives back what you give it. You cannot reap what you have not sown.
In other words, be willing to pay the price. Start with one or two streams of income and broaden them as you get comfortable with the current ones.
Be very honest with yourself and do not cut corners by doing illegal things. Having multiple streams of income is a very good safeguard as when one stream dries up due to various reasons, you will still have another one generating income as needed.
On this website, my major source of income is google adsense. There are a few other affiliate programs that I recommend but currently, google adsense seems to be doing much better than all of them.
I intend to include more streams as time goes by and as the site starts to generate more meaningful traffic.
I am also pretty sure that as the traffic increases the google ads will generate even more revenue than what is currently obtaining.
I hope to publish the income figures in the future. Currently, it’s really nothing to talk about. The encouraging thing is that if I can generate $1 per day then I think it is possible to generate $2, $3, $4 per day, and so on.
I just have to keep working hard, until I get the desired results before moving on to implement the other streams.
I have noticed that those who are financially sound do not just have one source of income but they have learned to have multiple sources of income doing what they love most.
I believe that it takes time and effort to build something worthwhile, I am determined to achieve and very motivated to see it come to pass.
Like I said in my earlier articles this website is just one way of my contribution to the world.
It is my prayer that everyone who reads my articles at least gets inspired by them. I have so far written more than 148 articles averaging 1,000 words per article this is a whopping 148,000 words on this website, Wow.
Experiment with Change
Human beings are always fearful of change and usually do not like it. Change always brings with it a lot of things and mostly we are reluctant to change for fear of failure.
Remember failure is just an opportunity to do things differently. We must learn to embrace change and be able to adjust accordingly. It is also important to experiment with change and focus on the opportunities it brings along.
We are always fearful to change especially when we think we do not have adequate knowledge and expertise to go along with it.
Sometimes it is just that we are accustomed to doing things in a certain way and a sudden need to change our habits is usually uncomfortable. I know how frustrating it may be. I have been there before.
What I have noticed so far is that change always requires us to learn new things and puts a challenge on our abilities. I guess life would have been very boring without change.
In your daily endeavours I encourage you to experiment especially in the area of technology before you fully implement the new one. This will give you a better understanding of the new changes and what is actually required and expected of you.
At the rate, we are going in the field of technology I am always one of the last people to jump on the new changes. I will be very honest with you I have never been a fan of Microsoft Windows 10.
I find it very difficult to navigate through and always struggle when am using it. But I guess that at some point Windows 7 & 8 will be obsolete and I will have to make the change.
As human beings, we need to accept mistakes and make the necessary adjustments. Experimenting comes with a lot of mistakes and the only way we can quickly move on is to accept them.
It does not help much to start pointing fingers at who is wrong and who is right but rather focus on correcting the mistake. This is true especially if you are in a leadership position.
Besides the success or failure of a group is all credited to the leader. A good leader takes responsibility especially for the failures of a team, he will give credit to the team for its successes.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer.
You cannot stop the wind of change when it blows in your direction regardless of what you are doing. If you want to grow exponentially you need to learn how to embrace change and work to improve your skills.
Remember that change always comes with various opportunities and you should always be on the lookout to identifying and benefiting from them.
A good leader always reads ahead of his followers and is quick to give direction in the advent of the ever-changing environment. I hope you will keep an open mind and be flexible enough to embrace change as this will help you to “standout tall and be counted.”