The Miracle of Personal
Newsletters - From The Masters
One day Mr. Shoaff said, "Jim, if you want
to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on
yourself than you do on your job."
Since that time I've been working
on my own personal development. And I must admit that this has been the most
challenging assignment of all. This business of personal development lasts a
You see, what you become is far more important than what you
get. The important question to ask on the job is not, "What am I getting?"
Instead, you should ask, "What am I becoming?" Getting and becoming are like
Siamese twins: What you become directly influences what you get. Think of it
this way: Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person
you are today. I've also found that income rarely exceeds personal development.
Sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but unless you learn to handle the
responsibilities that come with it, it will usually shrink back to the amount
you can handle.
If someone hands you a million dollars, you'd better
hurry up and become a millionaire. A very rich man once said, "If you took all
the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be
back in the same pockets it was before."
It is hard to keep that which
has not been obtained through personal development
So here's the great
axiom of life:
--To Have More Than You’ve Got, Become More Than
This is where you should focus most of your attention.
Otherwise, you just might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which
--Unless You Change How You Are, You’ll Always Have What
To Your Success,