Making Money - The Importance of Personal Development - 3 minutes read
Self improvement isn't just highly relevant to making money, it is an integral part of the process. It is easy to make money online. Take, for example, affiliate programmes. What could be easier than spending half an hour signing up and adding a few links to your site, then sitting back and watching your earnings go up as people click on those affiliate products? But there is a great deal of difference between earning some money and earning significant amounts of money, and the difference lies in the skill of the entrepreneur.
Sure, some people knock up a site, stick advertising of some form on it and through sheer dumb luck the money starts rolling in. But these people are definitely in the minority. Less than 1 percent. Those people who are making a reasonable income (by which I mean, enough to make a difference in paying the bills) are those which possess certain qualities. Perhaps they had the natural ability already, or at least the seeds of it, but for most people the knack of generating money was learnt through working hard at their personal development. So what are the two key traits you need to learn if you want to be successful too?
Motivation - you need to have the drive to see your ideas through. Don't just read about earning money through blogs, e-books
or setting up your own business - at some point you need to bite the bullet and actually do it. It sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people fall at this first hurdle.
Self discipline - again, this ties in with the previous qualities. Once you're earning a little money you are going to need to spend time building on that success. It's very easy to become distracted. By the time you've stared at our computer screen for a bit, succumbed to the temptation to read your favourite news website or forum and got up to make yourself a snack, you may find that you don't have time to actually do any work. Self discipline is particularly important if your money making venture is not a full time career, for example if you are employed or a full time parent, as you wont have much time to dedicate to it in the first place. Lose the distractions!
So can anyone learn these skills? Honestly, no. Personal development is something which requires a little motivation and drive to begin with and there will be many people who, frankly, just can't be bothered. But if you really want to be a success and you are willing to put in the effort, then your chances are certainly very good.