From the previous article on personal development, we were able to establish the fact that exposing ourselves to knowledge is very necessary. An American once said that if you want to hide information from a black African, all you need to do is keep that information in a book.
The society we live in now as black Africans has not really encouraged reading and studying. So for us as individuals to stand out we must go all out and seek the right information. The internet is now a great source of good information and it needs to be explored properly.
When seeking for information, we come across “simple information”. What is Simple – Easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty. If you read an article or anything concerning development and it sounds so simple, reread it. It is possible it can play a big part in your personal development.
An example of a simple message is in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. In 1936 he wrote, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
This simple message above is still used till today in all parts of the world. So it is not how complex, but how simple and what is the impact of the message on you.
Another key criterion in personal development is thinking and applying what you think or imagine. Today, it is said all over the world that you are what you think or as the bible says it “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”
In this we can see that the knowledge we acquire affects our life, because we end up thinking and pondering about the knowledge received and we also act on it.
- Seek for the right information
- Simple is powerful
- Think on and apply the information received