Who is an advancing personality? An advancing personality is someone who always has one goal or more they are working towards and are always bettering themselves. Such a man or woman has purpose, drive and passion. And anyone that comes in contact with him or her, can tell within a few minutes of interacting with him or her that this person is heading somewhere in life.
The advancing personality sets a goal and works tirelessly until the goal is achieved. Once the goal is achieved they set another goal which they start working towards immediately. People like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are advancing personalities. For it is in their character to set a goal and work with purpose until the goal is achieved. Immediately the goal is achieved they have already set another goal and move on to it.
This is what makes them so successful. They have managed to acquire or develop the habit of “more than filling their spaces“.
Advancement is only attained when one can “more than fill his or her space” with purpose. There is no man or woman that “more than fills his or her space“, that remains in the same position.
You might look at people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and think it is impossible for you to attain that level of success. I want to tell you that you can achieve the same level of success these men have attained and even more if you know how to apply yourself effectively. So how do you then become an advancing man? Let’s consider how below.
Change your thinking
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV.
Whatever a person thinks and believes in, he or she will manifest. The same goes for how the person sees him or herself. If they think they are great, they will both consciously and subconsciously work towards being great. The mind must manifest what you believe. This is the law.
We live in a thought world. Everything we do or don’t do is governed by our thoughts. Our thought precedes our actions and our actions determine our results. The way a person does things is the way he or she thinks about them. Which then means to change the action one must first and foremost change thought and thinking the process that precedes the action.
A person thought is so powerful that if you give a poor person £100,000,000 and for some reason, he or she didn’t believe he is now rich and still believes he or she is poor. Because he or she thinks that they don’t deserve the money or to be rich, thereby classing themselves with the poor in the society, they will continue feeling poor even though they now have £100 million in their possession and before they know it, they have lost all the £100 million in a very short time.
If you have been doing the same thing every year, time and time again, that your whole life has become a perform symbol for both boredom and stagnancy, then you must first change your thinking.
You must begin right now to think of yourself as a person of value and who does what a person of value does. And when you are able to convince yourself that you are a person of value who sees mediocrity and stagnancy in life is a terrible thing for anyone to tolerate, let alone live by, you will begin to do what people of value do. Which is, constantly acquiring more skills. If you spend the rest of your life acquiring different skills and knowledge, you still won’t be able to acquire all the skills and knowledge on this planet. So there is so much more for you to learn. So get learning right now.
Acquire more knowledge
I have met a lot of people in my lifetime. What I have noticed about those who seem to make consistent progress is that they have a habitual habit of always acquiring more knowledge in one way or the other.
Some of them are always reading. Not just reading for the sake of reading but reading to fill a knowledge gap. Do you know why you read and forget what you’ve just read? It is simply because you didn’t read with a “seeking answers” mindset. These type of people who read to fill a knowledge gap, read with a “seeking answers” mindset. And once they get the answer they were looking for, they apply it in their lives. If you read every self-help book and never apply what you’ve read, then it’s a waste because you haven’t acquired the skills the book covered in great details.
The other group are those who are always learning one thing or the other. Today they learn how to fix and maintain a bike, today they are learning web development. But this group are people are always learning. They might not like or enjoy reading books so much, but they like acquiring knowledge.
The best thing is to be both in my humble opinion. When you can learn from just reading books and also from a physical demonstration, you already have one of the most important skills to become an advancing.
The aim of my articles is to inspire people to change for the better, in view of that, I want to challenge you to learn something new every 3 months. If you can do this, you would have 4 new skills every year. That’s a lot of progress in my opinion. You own to yourself, self-expression and self-esteem to acquire more knowledge, so please do it.
Find out what your purpose in life is
There is a reason you’re on this planet. There is a job you’re here to perform, that job which the Universe has assigned to you is your purpose. I don’t know what your purpose in life is but I do know if you search deep down you would know there is something in particular that you can spend hours doing without getting bored. Something that is helpful to mankind. Something that contributes and helps people in one way or the other. This particular thing, you are prepared to do it even if you are not being paid to do it because you get a deep satisfaction from just doing it. This thing is very likely to be your purpose.
Your purpose in life could be to become a nurse, doctor, preacher, motivational speaker, mentor, coach, builder, designer and or anything else. You will know you have found your purpose by the simple fact that when you are doing it, it feels like a light has been ignited within you. You are firing on all cylinders whenever you are doing it. You never get bored of it. And you are at one with it and you should be because if it is truly your purpose, you must be one with it. So I advise you to find your purpose today.
When you find what your purpose in life is, you would notice that you actually have the natural talent for it. Which leads us to the next section of this article.
Use your talent in the right way
Nature is so wonderful that there is not a single person on this planet that doesn’t possess one talent or more. Every single person on this planet has a talent.
The cause of job dissatisfaction is being in an occupation that doesn’t suit our talent. Like I said earlier in this article when you find out what your purpose in life is, you would realise that you actually have the God-given talent for it. The question now then, is, are you using your talent in the right way.
The more you use a particular talent the more competent and effective you become. For example, if someone was a talented footballer, if he or she doesn’t play football for a long time, they would become rusty. If that pattern continued for an extended period of time, their talent would go into a dormant and sleep mode. At that point, they are better off being a spectator. But if the same person was practising and playing regularly, their football skills will improve. They might even become the player of the year. When you apply your talent regularly, you can become the player of the year and when you don’t, you can become just a spectator. Regular use of your talent for a profitable end is of vital importance.
What if someone who is a talented footballer is trying to become an engineer? That is applying your talent wrongly and he or she will not find job satisfaction on that path. For you to find happiness in work, you must apply yourself at a vocation which you are naturally talented at and you must also apply yourself at this vocation consistently in order to improve yourself and your talent. Every talent is usually handed to man raw, but through regular application of the raw talent, the person will come to a place where he or she now possesses a polished talent. Just like an Italian opera singers practice and practice until they can hit notes right. Talent alone is not enough. It must be applied correctly and consistently.
To become an advancing personality or person is not something mysterious and difficult. Anyone can become an advancing person and everyone should become an advancing person because society as a whole will greatly benefit from an environment where everyone has advancement in their mind and sight.
For anyone to become an advancing personality, the person has to first realise the stagnancy of his or her current life and desire for progress. Desiring progress will not make you an advancing personality. You can only become an advancing person when you change your thought. You must first change how you see yourself. If you see yourself as a person of advancement and believe it in your heart, then the logical thing to do is to acquire more skills and knowledge to reflect such thinking.
By changing your perspective about yourself and acquiring more skills and knowledge, you have already started to advance but this advancement is incomplete because it has no real direction. It is like a fire without control.
For you to add direction to your new found spirit of advancement you must find out what your purpose in life is and use your God-given talent to make your life purpose a success.
Real and fulfilling advancement only happens when you are doing what you love regardless of financial compensation. And you are doing in a manner that ensures consistent personal development.
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