Self-improvement is one of the most important aspect of living an abundant life. It is practice that needs to be consistently practiced to achieve good results. Areas to focus on are your health, your finances, your studying , or your business.
The important thing is to start slowly, take small steps, but don’t leave it there. Strive to get better every day. It is the long-term commitment to learning and self improvement that makes us better people.
How can you do this for the long-term?
- Make the decision to do it – This starts with your commitment. Don’t wait for a better time, a suitable time, or a convenient time. The best time to take care of your health is now. Make the commitment today to manage your finances better.
- Make a declaration – Announce your declaration to others. Hold yourself accountable. You can get an accountable buddy. If you keep your commitment a secret, it is easier to slip up. For example if you trying to improve your study methods, join a study group, or study with a friend. Let them test you to see if you are grasping the material.
- Make a determination – Don’t allow anything to knock you off your momentum. Be absolutely determined to make this a permanent habit in you life. I you have been aspiring to start a business and be your own boss, commit to consistently working on your business everyday. Talk to people everyday, prospect everyday. If you start skipping days, it will be much harder to stay committed to your business.
- Get a mentor – You can always learn from somebody else, especially someone who has successfully done what you want to do. Get close to them, ask questions, and ask them to guide you. This should be somebody you trust and can confide in. It could be somebody in your study group, a friend, or a family member.
Self-improvement should be a life-long habit, not a passing fancy. Scientific research has proven that you need to do something for six weeks continuously to build a habit. Therefore, get that degree, build that business, improve your health today – and for the rest of your life.
Questions to ask yourself:
- What would you like to commit to?
- With whom will you share your commitment?
- What is preventing you to reach your goals?
- What changes can you make in your life to reach your goals?