Why do we care about improving ourselves? Does self improvement matter? I think the answer to both questions are found in the following quote:Men of character are the conscience of the society in which they live-Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote #character Click To Tweet
Emerson implies that for society, the group containing all of us, to have a conscience, there exist people of character. By character, we assume he means good character. This begs the question, what is good character? I think we all understand at some level what most people consider good character. How do we go about developing or improving character? How do we help each other?
Helping Improve Character
There are many ways to approach self improvement. Learn a new skill or language. Read a book. Improve your vocabulary. Work on building trust. It really depends on why you are trying to improve.
If you want to improve your life and those around you, work on improving your character. You may have great character, but we can all improve. We all have areas that could use some polish.
How do you improve?
Start by taking an honest look at your life. Get feedback from a trusted friend or mentor. Pick one thing, trait or area to focus on for your self improvement effort. Then the hardest part is to take action and keep repeating until the desired improvement is complete.
Encourage others to join you in your journey. They do not have to pick the same area you chose. People need a nudge or sometimes a shove to get started on journey that is difficult. And let me tell you, that the journey to improve is not only endless, it contains pot-holes, trip-wires, land mines and many other things that will derail you.
When that happens, you and your mentor go back to your plan and adjust as needed.
What are your challenges?
Do you have an area or trait that you want to improve, but don’t where to start? Leave a comment or send me an email. I want to help. I need your help to spread the word of encouragement to others.
With your help, we can improve the world one person at a time.
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