Guest post by Simon Lai
At a young age I always thought and was taught that opportunities and success was something that I had to chase after. Later on in my life I found out that it was quite the opposite. Opportunities and success are not something you pursued but something that you attract by becoming an attractive person. To attract attractive or powerful or committed people, you yourself must be these things. Instead of looking for them in others, go to work on yourself. As Jim Rohn says “If you become, you can attract.”
This is why the personal development; the development of skills is so important. When you work on all parts of your character and yourself, your health, your relationships so that you become an attractive person, opportunity will come look for you. Don’t wish for things to be easier, wish that you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
When you live and breathe this philosophy of attraction; that is, what you have at the moment you’ve attracted by the person you have become, the possibilities are endless. If you will change, everything will change for you. You don’t have to change what’s outside, all you have to change is what’s inside. To have more you simply have to become more. Start working on yourself and refining these personal changes and it will all change for you.
The major key is to consistently make yourself a more attractive person by refining the skills you have. Work on your philosophy, work on your attitude, work on your personality, work on your disciplines, work on your language, work on the gift of communication, work on you character, work on your reputation, work on all of your abilities and you will become a more attractive person.
Remember this simple little principle: Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you’ll make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune. So work on yourself and make yourself more valuable. Unless you change who you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got.