Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Commitment to Personal Development

“Some drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle!”


“The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up

confidence as it goes along.”


To be competitive in the foreseeable future I must learn from others successes as well as their mistakes and what was learned from those disappointments. If they can do it, I can do it. The biggest mistake I can make is that of underestimating my own potential.

Ambition, achievement and high morale are inseparable. To that end, I now focus intensely on the following five-point commitment.

I. If I’m not as good as I can be in my chosen profession, then what’s my plan for improving – short of making the same mistakes others have made in order to learn?

II. I have been feeding my mind on a daily basis but the piercing question is of what has that diet consisted? From this point forward I refuse to cheat my mind by the quantity or quality of nourishment I feed it. Whatever adds to my personal effectiveness, regardless of cost, is worth the price.

III. I will develop a keen awareness for stagnated personal development. My one stinging motion through this life changing process will be that if I’m not growing, I am planting the seeds for some future failure. I will build a personal environment that fosters rising ambition. My life will slant upward.

IV. As my time on earth decreases in twenty-four hour segments, my commitment to the development of personal potential must increase on a daily basis. Therefore each succeeding day becomes more exciting than the previous day. I now make it a life principle to never delay the remedy for anything that is holding me back.

V. I must now develop the skills to make the best use of my God-given talents.
That process takes courage. I am now ready.

Danny Cox