In Think and Grow Rich , Napoleon Hill gives us a simple yet powerful statement:
“The great leaders of business, industry, and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self-motivation.”
Take a Steve Jobs or a Walt Disney or a Henry Ford. All titans of their industries, they all understood that learning can’t be confined to the schoolyard. For these men, and the pioneers before them, personal growth is closely tied to learning how your mind works, and conditioning your psychology for success.
So many of us believe that after a college education the learning stops. But as Jim Rohn once said:
“Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.”
As a young man I was always looking for answers about personal development, spiritual life, finance, improvement, psychology, etc. This daily practice is one of the things that helped me support others, and as a result I have the privilege of coaching people who make change in the moments that matter.
As children we are taught trigonometry and the battles of the War of 1812, however no one taught us how to be a compelling leader or build financial freedom or how to create energy and vitality and not just prevent disease. No school taught us how to proactively manage our lives.
But if we want an extraordinary life filled with abundance and health and energy and passionate relationships, then we need to actively take a different path – of higher expectations, demands, something greater for our lives. We need to Re-Create our lives.