In an effort to help people find quick ways to improve their life and reach new levels of success and fulfillment I present to you 5 Ways to Improve Yourself.
Please note: If you’re someone that consistently works on self improvement and personal growth many of these techniques will not be new to you. For those of you are who just starting your personal growth or life development path, these tips may come across as insightful and refreshing. Each tip is based on personal experience and the fact that I have practiced all of them myself over many years.
Tip One: A Daily Journal Provides Self Improvement Insights
Many of the greatest achievers in our history have all been interested in writing. In fact, most kept a daily journal of some kind. The reason those of us involved in self improvement keep a daily journal is that this daily journal helps us to become more clear of our thoughts and improves our capacity for self-awareness.
Additionally, it is a great way to actually see and identify life themes and patterns. In learning to identify such themes and patterns we can then start the process of changing and controlling them. Likewise, when we take the time to become crystal clear of our thoughts and emotions, we can also learn to keep them in check and not allow them to control our life. Thus, as you can see, keeping a journal is one of the most important ways to improve yourself.
Tip Two: Meditation is the Key to Inner Awareness
I have practiced meditation for many years now. The people who know me can always tell the difference in me when I do daily meditation vs when I’m not performing daily meditation. I just seem more foggy, cluttered, and exhausted when I’m not meditating.
I will be bold and say that I believe meditation is perhaps the most important aspect of self improvement. It is also the one thing many people choose to ignore. This is truly sad, as the list of proven benefits that go with meditation easily demonstrates exactly why it should be practiced and practiced often. Among those benefits are reduced stress, lower heart rates, and clarity of thought. That’s just touching the surface too.
In other words, the practice of meditation is the one tip you should leave this article with the intention of working on even if you choose to ignore the other four tips. It is key in the many ways to improve yourself that you’ll learn.
Tip Three: Expect to Succeed
Do you truly want to know one of the ways to improve yourself? Consider the following.
The people that are most successful in life all share one important common trait. It’s not the fact that they are all more intelligent than the average person or that they are more qualified or capable than the average person.
No, the one thing most all of these people have in common is they expected to be successful right from the beginning and they never lost sight of that expectation no matter what happened or occurred.
No matter what obstacle reared its ugly head, most of these people still believed with all their heart, soul, and mind that they would have the success they wanted. To take it a step further, they not only believed they would have success, they expected it and they persevered until it occurred.
Tip Four: Mind/Body/Spirit are All Equally Important
Personal development requires us to balance our physical, emotional, and spiritual sides. If any one of those aspects of our self gets more attention than the others, then we become out of balance in other ways. Far to often I see people want to focus just on spiritual development or just on the psychological aspects of self improvement. In doing so, they are doing a great disservice to themselves in the long run. It’s important to focus on all ways to improve yourself, not just a few.
Each area of life has an effect on every other area of life be that directly or indirectly. If you are involved in a relationship that is unbalanced (romantic, friendship, or work), then it’s going to have an impact upon your health or financial life – perhaps even both. Likewise, if your health isn’t balanced it’s going to make it much more difficult for you to have the energy and physical ability to take the actions which need to be taken in order to succeed at and achieve your goals.
It’s important that as you start to develop a plan for ways to improve yourself, life development, and self improvement that you take the time to include physical, mental, and spiritual exercises and devotions. Even more important is realizing when one area is receiving more attention than the others and adjusting your developmental training as is needed.
Tip Five: You Don’t Know it if You Can’t Teach It!
One of my favorite teachers a long time ago told me that the best way to prove to yourself that you know something is to attempt to teach it to someone else without using a book or guide. Thus, the more you teach other people what you’ve learned, the better you will understand those principles. Additionally, you’ll be doing your part to help another person know ways to improve their own life which indirectly will be helping you to know ways to improve yourself and your life.
So take what you’re learning and get out there and share with others. You’ll discover what you know and what you’re still needing to learn. When you come across the things you’re still needing to learn, you will then be capable at going back to review and research new information.
Always remember, the student teaches the teacher as much if not more so than the teacher ends up teaching the student.
Hopefully you know have some great tips on ways to improve yourself! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start doing it!