developing your own personal development library

These are the ideal times to become stronger in all the key aspects of our life — mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. We have to constantly take good care of our body, mind, heart and soul if we want to get to the other side of this pandemic as a better person and a responsible global citizen. And that’s why, it’s crucial that we cultivate important life skills and resolve to commit to continual self-education. 

Average education will bring you average circumstances, average results and an average life. But if you want to become successful, productive, and a valuable person making your highest contribution to humanity and the world, then you must embark on the journey of life-long education.

Why settle for average when you can go beyond and become extraordinary? Why not develop some exceptional skills and become indispensable? Why not expand your horizons and live your life to the fullest?

A key component to becoming more, individually as well as professionally, is to start building your own personal development library. Think of it as an investment in yourself and your better future. Don’t restrict yourself to self-help and inspirational subjects, instead make your library as extensive as possible. This will help you cultivate a holistic and balanced approach to life so that you are not only knowledgable and skilled, but wise and pragmatic as well. As Jim Rohn advised, “Some people are just into self-improvement, self-help, inspirational things, but you can’t live on mental candy alone. You need more than that. Your library needs to be balanced like the pantry in your kitchen. You can’t be strong just on the easy stuff. We should study history, biographies and autobiographies. Study people who have done unique things, both admirable and despicable. We need to be students of both.”

Books are nothing but meaningful and insightful conversations and reservoirs of some of the most incredible life experiences that people from all walks of life have gone through. They are akin to gold mines that when accessed can transform our lives and make us healthy, wealthy, happy and wise. 

Make reading a daily habit; it has the power to revolutionize your life and your human experience. As Rohn points out, “The habit of reading is a major stepping-stone in the development of a sound philosophical foundation. And in my opinion, it is one of the fundamentals required for the attainment of success and happiness.”