Do you know Americans spend over 1 billion dollars a year on personal development? I think personal development information is some of the best information out there because it gives people multiple solutions for their everyday lives. Personal development, also known as personal growth, teaches people techniques that they can use in any situation. A personal growth plan is also important when it comes to self-study because any individual can tap into their human potential for improved results in all areas; spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical. I especially enjoy the studies about percentages, scientific studies, statistics, and techniques that relate to those studies. My favorite book in personal development is “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill and if you read it, you will find a confidence formula and a persistence formula. The confidence and persistence formula are powerful formulas that work because they keep you focused on moving closer to your goals every day, no matter what else is going on in life. You could use these formulas to move with a confident persistence toward your goals and the universe will allow them to be manifested into your physical world at the perfect time. An important note do not put a time limit on your goals because if they are not reached when you think they should be reached you will probably give up on them. Do not do this because no human is that intelligent, only God knows the right time your goals are supposed to be manifested. Make a commitment to your better life, read, study, know this information, live it without ceasing, it’s a more freeing way to live, know that your goals will be completed in due time. For example, I recently have been faced with a few blocks, since I started studying this information in 2015, delays on some short-term goals, but I am pleased with my persistent progress for their completion. Today, I can honestly admit that it is easier to stay organized in my current affairs, with help from these developmental techniques, compared to past efforts. Self-discipline is a main personal development topic and when it comes to the subject of self-discipline people often struggle in the areas of faith and forgiveness. We must reconnect with our higher power, attend church regularly, study the bible, and make better choices every day, for an increase in the faith and forgiveness department! Did you know research indicates that self-discipline is more important than IQ, in predicting academic success. I believe it is more important than IQ because anyone can be intelligent with a high IQ, with enough study but it takes a special person to have the right attitude. Statistics show that most of the success in business is built around attitude. Yes, attitude is everything and since I started studying this information in depth, my self-discipline is better, along with a more positive attitude, continually studying this subject every day. It is very important to allow more positive information into your conscience mind from self-training sessions, if you want to get more positive results and reach future goals quicker. Shut off the flow of negative information from your mind and only allow positive information in! For example, I stopped watching and listening to the negative news, listening to negative music, watching R rated movies and I turned my vehicle into a mobile university, always listening to self-improvement CD’s and training audios, to reprogram my mind with the right information, advancing unconsciously toward my ultimate success! One great personal growth technique I like to use is; think of a positive response for every negative thought. Sounds easy but not as easy when practiced, this mental exercise will make you feel uncomfortable, mentally and physically tired in the beginning, if you are not doing it regularly, but the results are incredible. For example, in my past, I had a problem with having faith that my goals will not be reached, due to negative programming. I also struggled with forgiving others and myself for past mistakes that would probably cause some people to be crushed inside emotionally and give up on life. Now, through the information taught in these programs, I learned how to turn every negative thought into a positive one because I know the positive thoughts are the truth, to an incredibly magical future. Life is what you make it and the person who eventually wins is the one who thinks they can. To be honest there was a time when I gave up on my life, I did not think I could win and my productivity was zero. I did not want to do nothing, I did not care about nothing, and that is exactly what I got, nothing. That was around the time, I really had enough of me, I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I think it is important for people to reach that low point in their life, understanding those miserable feelings, before they can start progressing forward. I knew there had to be a better way, I really started to open my mind, using my energy toward finding that better way. You see the personal develop information is not going to present itself to you on a silver platter, you really must be searching for it and want to find it, it’s like gold. The first time I found it was back in 2003, when I got involved with some network marketing stuff but not that serious about it, just kind of snooping around, getting to understand the basics with a company called Excel Communications where I was able to reach the rank of senior representative before it eventually went bankrupt. Then, I kind of got away from that type of business and continued working different jobs but always having that passion for the multi-level marketing, network marketing structure. The good news about these businesses is they all have some kind of personal development leadership training ingrained in them. The first personal develop book I was introduced to back during the Excel Communication days was, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” by Robert Kiyosaki, which I of course push to the side, not reading it until years later, that is one of the reasons why I didn’t do as good in that business as I should have. It’s funny to me the way I did not want to have nothing to do with personal development or anything positive back then, my mind set was not in tuned and you have to have the right mind set in order to be successful. Well, to make a long story short and get to the point, after that I started with a company called Vemma a few years later, where I heard about Bob Proctor from one of the Vemma members doing a training. Bob Proctor is known as the master thinker and that is true because he introduced me to a whole new world of thinking, if you are going to study anyone, I recommend you study Bob Proctor. I connected the dots, my eyes were opened, I finally saw the light, and understood I found what I was looking for, I found the better way! They talk about this in the book, “Think and Grow Rich,” they say there is a secret all throughout the book but you must read it a few times before it jumps off the pages at you. Well, I knew that I found the secret, as soon as I heard that information and I started digging into the information, going all the way back to the roots of the personal development industry, all the back to the industrial age, the early 1900’s. Since that time, it has been like an obsession of mine, I can’t go one day without listening to or reading this material, it’s like a drug, I’m addicted to it, the more I read I find something else and want to read more, it’s like the never-ending subject. I suggest you start a self-growth plan as soon as possible, it will be the best decision you will make, it will make your mind clearer, help you know exactly what you want, you will know exactly how to get there, your confidence level will go up, you will feel like the energizer bunny, producing and creating great material, like its someone else in control, you will feel comfortable in all situations when you practice the techniques, you will know your purpose, and you will want to get work done. Our potential as humans is limitless, it’s just a matter of drawing it to the surface. To help you understand what I mean, today I have an insurance license, I am on all the popular social media sites, with my own WordPress and YouTube channel, operating 3 businesses simultaneously, with a list of goals to accomplish. If you would have told me I would be doing this before, when I was making zero progress, I would have thought you was a person with dementia or something. I was the most insecure, idiot, the good news is that was the past, I never want to go back to that place, most people don’t after they see the light. If you don’t believe me or what I am saying here, just google success stories about anybody, they are all pretty much the same, like mine and it could be yours too. God bless and I sincerely hope all your wishes and goals come true! World Peace!