Self-improvement and personal development are two domains that help you grow as a person. Self-improvement is working on goals, habits, and skills. Personal development is about your mindset and how you view the world around you.
Begin by writing a note on what self-improvement means to you, what does it involve? What are some goals, habits, or skills that you would like to work on? What areas of your life do you want to improve in? Here are some examples:
visualizing your future and having faith in its manifestation (Law fraction)
avoiding mindless beliefs and instead of using reason to make decisions.
mastering the ability to control yourself (and not be controlled by others.)
Being more loving, or empathetic towards other human beings or animals; include your future self into your concern as well.
Some Examples of Self-Improvement:
Some points are as follows:
Working out regularly; going to the gym or going on a run.
Taking classes for learning a new skill, hobby, or trade.
Working towards your goals, start a business, write a book, lose weight.
Learning to speak a new language.
Cleaning up my desk every night before bed.
Start your morning with meditation and exercise.
Reducing my cell phone usage.
Having better self-control around food.
Shifting towards having more positive thinking.
Sticking to a budget.
Reading more books.
Cooking healthy meals.
Talking with friends more often.
Being more relaxed.
These are just some examples of self-improvement goals, habits, or skills that people may want to work on. Self-improvement is about working on yourself; setting goals and achieving them through constant effort. Some people think they should not have to work so hard for these things–that it should come naturally. But sometimes we need to push ourselves harder than what feels comfortable to get where we want. The important thing is that you take action towards making these changes within yourself; if you don’t, nothing will change. Don’t be afraid to work hard and push yourself. Nobody is perfect but we can all be better than we are now in some capacity.
Working towards your goals:
Working towards your goals, start a business, write a book, lose weight. You have a plan in mind, but something is holding you back. This step is simple, but just wanting to do it isn’t enough. You need to know WHY you want this goal and you need to be PERSISTENT until what you are working towards becomes a reality. If you don’t have the patience or persistence then your goals will never happen.
So how do we work towards our goals?
In my opinion, there are two main ways of doing this:
We either find someone who has achieved what we want(or seems to have everything we want) and model their behavior/life/business etc.
We learn from people who have achieved similar things or done them already and use that knowledge to improve ourselves.
What both these approaches have in common, is that as you learn from those who have either achieved what we want or have done similar things to what we want, it will help us move closer to achieving our goal(s). These two different approaches can be used for any sort of personal development and self-improvement.