What's the difference between personal development and self- fulfillment?
As I was reading one of my books for the month I came across two words that really caught my attention. I believe you and I all have chased self-fulfillment at one point in our lives. Self- fulfillment is a self-centered approach to life that ultimately prevents us from reaching our full potential. I believe this to be very true because when you are only concerned about yourself, you isolate yourself from others. I am more interested in self improvement books than some non fiction story, no offense but I would rather watch a movie than read a book about a nonfiction story. I have always wanted to learn to be better at whatever I decided to do in life. That is why Zig Ziglar has had such a huge impact on my life. I have never in my life sought out books like I have Zig Ziglar books and to me that it more valuable and entertaining than playing the game, watching tv, and being on social media. Putting information of value in my mind has become a priority of mine. When I first get out of bed I tell myself “ I cannot wait for the opportunity the world has for me today.” You and I have to look at each day as an opportunity to recognize, claim and develop or God-given abilities. What is the point if we just let time pass. One thing that is true, is that we are going to be dead a lot more longer than we are alive. So do you want your funeral to be full of people that lives you've touched or people who are glad to see you gone? Harsh question but I believe it needs to be answered early so we learn how to start living to help others. That is the main difference between personal growth and self- fulfillment. One is learning for the benefit of knowledge for them self and another one is learn so you can help others grow.
Which one are you chasing? Are you living a purposeful life?