Where do we start? Improving yourself is a wide open topic. There are many areas and aspects of one’s self that could be improved upon. You can check out a list of 70 traits if you need some food for thought. My thoughts on improving are to take a broad look at your life and ask yourself the following questions:
- What areas of my life are not aligned with my goals?
- What areas do I want to improve?
- Which ones would be the best (not easiest) to upgrade?
- Are there one or two that I can get specific help with from a mentor?
- Am I willing to put forth the effort to find and change my habits and traits for the better?
Where to start
Once you have answered the questions, narrow your list down to the top two or three items. I recommend working with an accountability partner. This can be a mentor or a close friend. You must be able to take honest criticism from this person. Improving yourself is not easy. It will need mental effort and willpower.
Start improving. Repeat. It’s really that simple. Ok, the repeat part is hard to keep going. This is why you need a mentor or friend to help.
Seriously, take a leap and begin. Then work on a plan to keep the momentum going. Do one thing everyday to move in the direction you have chosen. Check with your mentor as often as you need to for support and encouragement. If you need a plan, check out this article on tips for on strenghening your character.Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ― George Bernard Shaw #quote Click To Tweet
What attitude should you take when improving yourself? I think Hemingway had a great thought when he said, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.“
Focus on being better than you were yesterday. Do not be concerned with what your neighbor is or isn’t doing. The only contest is with yourself. Are you better than you were the day before? If the answer is yes, then you win.
What are your thoughts?
Do you have tips on how to improve? Maybe even a great success story? I would love to hear about it. If you like the post, please share it with your friends using the social media buttons.