Can too much interest in ‘self help’ and ‘self improvement’ be a bad thing? I think it can be, sometimes we can get all wrapped up in ‘self- helping’ ourselves and finding new resources to ‘help’ us, that we don’t get down to the real problem we are trying to solve…
Out of all of the resources which we have in the world today, I believe this one is most abundant…any one can tell you to manage your time better, give you tips on what has worked in their life, but how do we keep it all straight. Just Google ‘self- help’ or ‘time management’ and see how many website come up…and how many blogs!
This week I attended a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People workshop and I am here to say, that I fully believe that this is the one and only self improvement method (if you want to call that- I would prefer ‘life changing, eye opening, why didn’t I do this sooner’ method). The most reveling part for me was when we got to read our Benchmark results. The Benchmark is a survey that we filled out, had at least 3 others fill out and had our boss fill out. Some of the results were surprising and took some time to digest, and honestly, I’m still working on some of it. It is interesting to compare my ratings to those of others….but it certainly does give me things to work on and I think the follow up that is done by the trainers after the workshop gives all who have taken it an avenue for success.
We played basketball for awhile the first night we were there….I’m still sore! NOT GOOD! I knew I was out of shape but good gosh! I didn’t think it was that bad!