Self-improvement isn’t a goal but a process, one that is usually inspired by something traumatic happening in your life. Most often the desire for self-improvement comes after an end to a relationship, but it isn’t the only cause that brings about a desire to improve one’s self. Sometimes it is a lack of self-confidence, loss of a loved one, being overweight or some other traumatic event in your life that causes you to want to take back control. There is nothing wrong with going after the future that you want and getting the best from yourself. Here is the start of self-improvement.
What do You Want to Improve?
Before you even begin you need to identify the areas that need improvement in your life. What isn’t working? Is it your relationships, do you want more prosperity, better health, or smaller pants. You need to also understand yourself and what you’re capable of, what your strengths and weaknesses are. You should also commit your goals to paper so you can refer to them and stay focused on what you want to accomplish.
Setting Goals and Self-discipline
Now that you know what aspects of your life you want to improve it is time to make a plan of action. Put together a written plan and remember change doesn’t come easy. It is going to take time, patience and perseverance to get to where you want to go. You’re going to have to be committed to making these changes in your life. Start with both short and long term goals, short term achievable goals will keep you motivated to tackle the big ones.
Having a positive mindset is far easier said than done, but you need to continuously bombard yourself with positive thinking. You need to reinforce to yourself that you are as good and worthy as anyone else. You can improve and achieve your goals. This is hands down the most difficult portion of self-improvement and where the majority of people fail. This positive minds set will come into constant conflict with your subconscious beliefs, and you need to be the winner of that conflict. Here is a video to help you with positive reinforcement.
This not by any stretch an overnight achievement, you’re going to have to work at it until it becomes a part of you. Keep telling yourself you’re worthy until you firmly believe it. Remember that the journey doesn’t have to be perfect and if you feel your sliding back into some self-destructive behaviors don’t berate yourself. Stop and move on, you can do this!