Top 10 Personal Development Mysteries Revealed with Lisha Yost


Now it’s time for me to give you my take on my top 10 personal development questions. And after you’re done reading this, you can give us your take!

1. How/when did you become interested in personal development?

I’ve been fascinated by personal development my entire life, at least as early as I could be, but I probably became more interested in it in high school, when my level of consciousness allowed for being able to think this way.

2. Do you think people can change?

Yes, but people first need to recognize that a change needs to occur, and then there needs to be a willingness to change.

3. What does success mean to you?

Being content in whatever circumstances I am currently in.

4. What’s your #1 secret for success?

Being grateful for the blessings you already have. I always say that if you’re not grateful for what God has already blessed you with, why would He bless you more?

5. What personality traits do you feel hinder people from being able to improve themselves?

When there is no realization or acknowledgement that something needs to change. Also, a lack of confidence, and even a lack of organization.

6. What personality traits best aid people in improving their lives?

People who are willing to change and people who want to improve their lives are the only people who will change, and determination is what makes it happen.

7. In your experience, what aspect is the hardest for people to change or improve on?

Personality, beliefs, and habits. Personality is hard to change because we are all born with a certain temperament. Some of it is hard to change, but it’s not impossible to improve. Beliefs are hard to change because beliefs take a long time to form in the first place, so in order to change a belief it usually takes a lot of time and convincing as well. Habits are hard to change because we tend to automatically continue to do the things we’ve always done, the ways we’ve always done it.

8. What’s one thing you’ve improved about yourself that you’re proud of and has made your life better, and how did you accomplish this?

I’ve been self-employed for about two and a half years now and it was really becoming hard to balance my personal life, extended family, me-time, health, and work. I started to work later and later into the night and waking up later and later into the day. A few months ago, I said enough is enough, and I decided to create a more concrete schedule that I had to stick to in order to live a more balanced happy life. The first step was to simply start waking up 2 hours earlier. Then I was able to take care of my cats, eat breakfast, do a devotional/prayer/meditation, exercise, and then get ready for the day. I can’t tell you how much changing the first two hours of my day benefitted the rest of my day. I was able to be more focused, less frazzled, get more done, and feel more accomplished. The other thing is that I was able to stop work earlier in the night so I could spend more time with my husband and go to bed earlier. My new schedule had boosted my mood and health drastically.

9. What do you feel is the most important aspect that people should improve about their lives?

How they spend their time. If you improve how you spend your time, you can improve every aspect of your life. Your finances, your relationships, your health, everything.

10. Do you believe that anyone can ever reach self-actualization (where there is no more room for improvement)?

Personally, I don’t believe that anyone can actually reach perfection. We’re all human. But we all have a highest potential that we can reach, and I believe that everyone should strive to be the best they can be in everything they do. Not in an obsessive way. And not in a way that is disappointing to you if you don’t measure up to your (or others’) expectations. Life is hard, so there’s no reason why we should be hard on ourselves too. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t accept responsibility for where we are in our lives and take action steps on improving. To me it’s like a game. It’s fun to improve.

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