Why is Personal Development an important part of success?
Before I get to the 'why', here is a quick view of 'what' personal development is: It is a way for us to assess our skills and qualities, consider our aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximize our potential.
So WHY is it important? It helps you become an attractive person; I'll explain how:
It took me about 3 years to really understand and grasp the importance of personal development. I never really understood why working harder on 'myself' mattered more than working harder on my 'job'. I firmly believed hard work alone would pay off. But 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.
So I began the exciting process of identifying my strengths and weakness' and working on refining all the parts of my character. Through this journey, it was the struggle and challenge in developing my skills that created VALUE in the marketplace and as the result attracting the opportunities towards me.
The more valuable I became, the more opportunity I attracted - this is the beauty of personal development. The ongoing, continuous, non-stop process assures you that there no limit to what you can accomplish.
So start the journey today by learning all that you can about everything you can.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.