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A Better You Is The Best Gift
What is the best gift you can give anyone, most especially your employer and colleagues in the workplace? It is the gift of a better you, not profit or monetary gift. The other gifts are simply the by-products of you working on yourself to become better.
This is why we agree with Jim Rohn, when he said, “If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune.” You must continually work on yourself to keep becoming better.
It is unfortunate most employees don’t know this. They give their work so much of what they have to please their employer and to earn more and not knowing that the best way to make their employers happy is for them to keep becoming better and better.
Every result you are going to produce for your employer must come out of who you are. And if you are not improving and getting better, you result will soon become obsolete; you won’t be able to solve the problems of the workplace again.
Why do employees not invest time, resources and effort in working harder on themselves to become better? We believe it is because improvement is hard at the beginning and messy in the middle. People who are not mentally tough give up easily. It could take years before you can see the results of self-improvement. But it pays.
We advise that the best time to start working on yourself is yesterday and the second-best time is today. Working on yourself today will result in better opportunities for your tomorrow. As Jerry Rice said, “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” If you don’t work on yourself today and endure all the hardness, you won’t position yourself to do what others cannot do tomorrow.
The effect of self-improvement compounds over time. If you give up as many do because it seems to take longer, you will benefit little from it. You must be ready to stay in the game and keep at it until the benefits show. Keep improving yourself, and your opportunity will certainly come.
An improved version of you both in character, attitude, skills, mindset and habits is the best gift you can give anyone. When you improve, your interaction and impact on people’s lives will increase. Invest in becoming a better employee for your employer and team members.
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