Here is a bit of hope in our thought today. You control your own value. YOU!
And how does one build value? The question is so simple, yet so predictable, isn’t it?
We build our value by becoming more valuable. This is not a cheesy response. It is actually very profound.
We increase our value by doing a few simple acts.
Read good stuff. There is an abundance of reading material available at our fingertips, however, not all of it is worthy of our time. What you read is your choice, and I hope you’ll make wise choices. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones once said, “We are the sum total of the five people we spend the most time with.” Improve your value by exposing yourself to some great minds in books.
Biographies always teach us something – struggle to victory, life is hard – yet the survivors find a way to survive.
Personal development books do an inside job if we allow them to. They instill seeds of possibility and words of hope inspiration. They stimulate ideas, philosophies, and growth.
Seminars in our chosen field can add an immense body of knowledge, if we dare expose ourselves to them.
A great mentor or even several mentors can pay huge dividends. Mentors can help us fast-track to the next rung on the ladder, or whatever metaphor works for you. A quality mentor can coach us on self-development, irritating quirks, lazy habits and faulty thinking. The great mentors teach us great work habits that produce results.
Have you noticed that we haven’t yet mentioned money as a way of adding value? Money comes later, after one proves his/her worth and value.
Until you learn to change the course of the world, the weather, the political landscape and global warming, then I suppose the best place to start is by improving one’s own value.
Just imagine how valuable you can become!
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time