Why not Become More Valuable?
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ― Albert Einstein
My favorite motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, once said, "If you work harder on your job than you do on yourself, you'll make a living. But if you work harder on yourself than you work on your job, you'll make a fortune."
Are you working harder on yourself than you're on your job, or is it the other way around? If you're unsure, why not reflect on the road you have traveled to measure your progress?
If you aren't where you would like to be, what are you doing about it?
What can you do about it?
Don't you know that you’ll always get the same results if you do the same things over and over again?
However, if what you’ve been doing is working, there's no need to change. But you should try something new if what you’ve been doing has not brought you the expected results.
Remember, “You cannot solve today’s problems with the same mindset that created them,” Albert Einstein.
And because you can’t give to others what you don’t have, it is okay to work on yourself first. After all, the more valuable you become, the more valuable you'll be to others.
About This Contributor
John Loblack, Ed. D
You Will Get Better Over time, Not Over Night
Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith once said that he was told by the late Peter Drucker, "We teach leaders what to do, but what we need to do is teach them what to stop." Like Dr. Goldsmith, my goal is to teach leaders what to stop.