If you are reading this, I can safely bet that you have some level of interest in self improvement, personal development or simply getting a bit more from life. Whatever goals you have, you are hoping that you’ll find some advice that will help you reach them. I hope I can help.
A lot of people talk about personal development but it remains just that, talk. They don’t give it much attention. The important part personal development plays in a person’s growth, maturity, success and fulfillment cannot be over emphasized. It is the foundation of a mature personality, better relationships, happiness, success and prosperity.
Unfortunately, however, not everyone is aware of the importance of personal development. It wasn’t given much attention at home, work or in school. People give more importance to academic and professional achievement rather than personal growth. This has caused a lot of emotional struggles that many people go through in life because they lack the soft skills which are crucial to one’s success and happiness. Such lack of self-understanding and principle-centered way of living blocks one’s ability to live an enjoyable and successful life.
I myself admit that I did not know the importance of personal development until I read my first motivational book. And the great news is that it was written by one of our very own Kenyan Authors, Joyce Mbaya-Ikiao.
Before reading her book, I was living my life only focused on career success. I was eager to achieve professional growth; all other areas of my life didn’t seem that important. I had such a poor social life and my emotional growth was at zero. I lived a boring life, and because I was too closed minded, I only saw my point my view, nobody else’s.
Reading Joyce’s book, GIBÉBÉ, I gained a completely new perspective about life and the importance of personal development. The positive transformation that happened on that sunny day in 2011 stays with me to this day. The book is simple, realistic and most importantly practical. There are tools in there that anyone seeking personal development will absolutely love. It started me on my journey to personal development and I am loving every minute of it.
Here is why personal development is important;
1. It helps you better understand yourself
2. It helps you build your vision, create your goals and find your life purpose
3. It helps you to better your relationship with everyone around you
4. It allows you to live a well and balanced life
If you find yourself feeling negative all the time, and you can’t stop complaining about everything, I encourage you to grab a motivational book and start your personal development journey. Text Book Center would be the perfect place to start. It has a great range of motivational books from both local and international authors. GIBÉBÉ is also available there. So go ahead, don’t be shy!! Buy your copy now and get your read on. You never know what treasures you will find until you start reading!