self-development

The most important project you will ever work on is yourself

You have been doing projects ever since you remember. Be it school or workplace, business or fun, you will have done and will do innumerable projects in your lifetime. Your career is a project. Education is a project. Your friends, family and social relationships are all projects. Projects depend on other projects for their success. Your career project, for example, will depend to a degree on your education project. Out of all these projects, do you know which is the single most important project that all other projects depend on for their success?

You create study timetables before examinations. You do biannual performance reviews. You make business plans. How often do you take out a moment to plan not your career or vacation, but the development of your self? At work, you allocate resources to different projects by ranking them according to importance. You may set aside time for family and hobbies. You will change jobs and careers. Your bosses, colleagues, customers, interests, passions, cars and clothes will keep changing. Money will keep coming in and going out of your bank account. People will keep coming in and going out of your life. Every thing around you will keep changing except for one thing. There is only one thing that will be with you throughout your life and that is your self! Your self is the most important thing you have. It is your only possession that truly belongs to you. It is the only thing that will be with you till your dying breath and beyond. Your self is the most important project you will ever work on. Nurture and develop it. Do not neglect it. There is nothing more important than that!

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