A teacher once told me that life is nothing more than a series of attempts.

Literally, everything you do – personally or professionally – is simply another at bat.

And whether the attempt goes well or not, you choose how you react.

You can choose to react in a way that will serve you or set you back.

If you consistently choose to react in ways that serve you, you will stay on a path of continual development and will take advantage of every chance you get to sharpen your sword and master your craft.

Please know that continual development is the key to happiness, fulfillment, success and significance.

To stay on the path of continual development you must remain humble and acknowledge you don’t have all of the answers (and you never will).

You must be open to learning anything and everything you can from anyone and everyone you can.

Read. Watch. Listen. There is no shortage of quality information out there… but the responsibility falls on you to find it.

It’s OK to be content with what you have… but never with what you are.

You will always be under construction.

You will always be a work in progress.

There is no finish line when it comes to personal development and improvement.

The number one investment you can make is an investment in yourself.

You have to want to get better.

But simply wanting it is not enough.

Everyone wants it.

You have to deserve it.

And how do you deserve it? You work hard. You work smart. You work consistently. You have passion. You have grit. You have optimism.

And you strive for continual development…