It is the integrated person who recognizes that meeting with true success requires that one's life be balanced, holistic, meaningful, and guided by the "spirit as the inner source of energy and spirituality as the outward expression of that force" (Dehler and Welsh, 2003, p.115) or "lived religion" (Gould 2005).
day my mentor 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.”
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 lifetime.
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.
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.
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 you are.
is where you should focus most of your attention. Otherwise, you just
might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which is:
Unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got.