The Iron Law of Self-Development

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There is an Iron Law when it comes to Self-Development.

According to Brian Tracy, the Iron Law of Self-Development is that you can learn anything you need to achieve any goal.

Anything.

That’s pretty amazing.  And, it’s also pretty empowering.

When you really focus on what you need to learn, you become limitless.

Maybe you need the right model.  Maybe you need the right map.  Maybe you need the right mentor.  Maybe you need the right feedback.

Whatever it is that you need to learn, someone, somewhere, or some thing holds the “ah-ha” to your breakthrough, that will expand what you’re capable of.

In  Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible, Brian Tracy shares The Iron Law of Self-Development and how you can use it to change your lot in life.

It’s how many people before you have gone from the bottom to the top.

Nothing Can Stop You, Except You

Don’t limit yourself by what you currently know, or you current capabilities.   The Iron Law says that you can figure it out.  You can learn what you need to achieve whatever you want.

Via Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible:

“Here was another breakthrough realization for me: You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you can set for yourself.  There are no real limits on what you can accomplish, except for the limits that you place on your own mind and imagination.  If you decide to become excellent, to join the top 10 percent of people in your field, nothing on earth can stop you from getting there, except yourself.”

Worthwhile Things Take Work and Effort

Embrace the effort as part of your journey.  Don’t expect success to land in your lap.  Besides, easy come, easy go.  What you really want is repeatable success, the kind that comes from truly learning along the way.

Via Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible:

“Will it be easy? Of course not! … Everything worthwhile takes a long time and a lot of work to accomplish.  But it is possible if you want it badly enough and are willing to work long enough.  And it is worth every bit of the effort once you get there!”

Become More Than You’ve Been

Who do you need to become to achieve what you want?  Start from there and use that as a map for continuous learning.  That’s how you transform yourself into what you’re truly capable of.

Via Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible:

“Les Brown, the motivational speaker, says, ‘To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone you have never been before.’

Joham Wolfgan von Goethe, the German philosopher, said, ‘To have more, you must first be more.’”

Hard Work and Dedication Win Over Natural Talent and Ability

Of course, talent and ability help stack the deck in your favor.  But take heart, that time and again, persistence pays off, where others fall short.

Via Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible:

“Once you decide to become one of the best people in your field, the only question you ask is, ‘How do I achieve it?’ The very fact that hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of people have gone from the bottom to the top in every field is ample proof that you can do it as well.  Many of these people, if not most of them, may not even have the natural talents and abilities that you have.  In most areas of life, it is more hard work and dedication than natural ability and talent that lead to excellence and great success.”

You can unleash yourself through continuous learning.

Let your learning be your light and illuminate your path to your greatest possibilities.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting that you would use an image of the side-crow asana (a challenging pose!) because I’m on a journey to learn the handstand. I’m also re-igniting my career by diving into technical certifications. *Everything* you’ve said resonates. For example, I don’t have a knack for handstands, so I’m relying on hard work & dedication. Conversely, I do have a natural talent for geekly matters, yet I must nonetheless put forth a significant effort to accomplish my goals in the time I’ve allotted. Achieving these goals will make me, as you suggest, a better, more accomplished person. Thanks for the reinforcement!

    • I, too, would like to master a pose this year as well, something that represents training my body to be able to do more than it can do today.

      I think we achieve great fulfillment when we align our efforts to our outcomes. And, when we do, instead of pushing ourselves, our outcomes pull us, and the effort we face is more pleasure than pain, no matter how tough it gets.

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