A few weeks ago I attended Dave Ramsey’s nationwide simulcast of his Entreleadership course. It was a one day event that cost me $39 to attend. I didn’t flinch at the cost because I knew the value of what I would learn in the course was way more than $39. And let me tell you, it was.
A few weeks before that I attended an all-day seminar of speakers covering every topic from leadership to sales to perseverance, and more. That seminar cost me $5 plus a little money for lunch. So I maybe spent $20 for the day but I went home with a lifetime of inspiration.
Every month I read a non-fiction book to increase my knowledge on a particular subject. It takes a little effort to squeeze that into my schedule but my goal is one book per month. It helps me get better at what I do professionally, personally, and spiritually.
I’m not telling you all this to brag on what I do. In fact, I think I’m not doing nearly enough. What I want you to take away from these thoughts is that you are in the driver’s seat with your profession. Every day we have a choice. We can choose to get better or we can choose to get worse. If you’re not getting better, by definition you’re getting worse. Even “if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” (sorry for the classic rock throwback but it’s true). You choose which of these options you’re going to do each day.
Don’t let your environment dictate your success. If you want to improve, do something about it. It doesn’t take a lot of money, as I illustrated above. It doesn’t take a lot of time, as I illustrated above. It just takes making it a priority.
What choice will you make today? Will you choose to get better or will you choose to get worse?