What I am about to say shouldn’t come as a shock: you aren’t perfect and could use some improving. If you want to be the best you and live the best life possible, you are going to have to find ways to improve yourself. These ways to improve yourself don’t need to consume every minute of your day, but rather should be small things you do that will make an impact on your life.
Change Starts With You
Before we get to the 3 ways to improve yourself, know that everything starts with you. The world is changing and improving itself every day. In fact, the world is changing at a faster pace all of the time. Think back to when the VCR was invented. It took technology close to 20 years to come up with the DVD player. Less than 10 years later and we’ve moved onto Blu-ray and less than 5 years later we’ve moved to digital.
Or look at the prices of flat screen televisions. When they first came out, they were tens of thousands of dollars. Now you can get a flat screen for a few hundred bucks. Every year, technology finds new ways to do things better and at a lower cost. If you aren’t improving yourself, you are going to get left behind. So what are some ways to improve yourself?
Ways To Improve Yourself
#1. Forget Your Comfort Zone
We are all familiar with our comfort zones. We all like our comfort zones. Being in our comfort zone is easy and we don’t have to work very much, if at all. But here lies the problem. If we always stay in our comfort zone, we are never going to grow.
Therefore, I encourage you to leave your comfort zone. Try new things. You’ll never get anywhere new if you keep taking the same route all of the time. Trust in yourself and step out of your comfort zone.
With that said, be prepared to fail, but know that failing is OK. Learn from those mistakes and improve upon things so that the next time you are successful.
#2. Don’t Seek Quick Fixes
You might be looking for ways to improve yourself and think that a quick fix is the answer. Let me be the first to tell you that quick fixes aren’t the answer. It can be easy to want a quick fix since this is how the majority of society is wired. We want everything now. Just look at how many people play the lottery with the hopes of becoming a multi-millionaire overnight. No one wants to put in the hard work and save in order to become rich. We just want millions now.
The problem with quick fixes is that we don’t learn anything. If you are horrible with money and suddenly have millions, what are the odds you are suddenly going to be great with money? Slim to none. It’s no wonder then why so many lottery winners go broke.
The same holds true with improving ourselves. If we don’t learn how to better ourselves, the quick fix isn’t going to last. It will just be a temporary thing. By taking the time to learn how to make changes the right way, you will improve your odds of the changes lasting. Also, by doing the work to improve yourself, you will appreciate the improvements that much more.
#3. You’ll Have To Work Daily
If you really want to better yourself, you have to work on it everyday. Improving yourself isn’t something you do here and there or when you feel like it. If this is your approach to improving yourself, you are going to fail. It’s the same idea with dieting. You aren’t going to lose weight if you watch what you eat one day a week. You need to watch what you eat every day. Take a few minutes each day to focus on how you want to improve yourself and the ways you are going to work on that task today.
All of these ways to improve yourself are worthless to you if you don’t make the effort to make a change. When you wake up in the morning, make it a point to start off the day by choosing something to improve upon. Then the next day, begin working on improving that aspect of your life. After a few weeks, decide on something else to improve upon. Remember, take it slow, accept setbacks and give it time. There is no rush. You aren’t in competition with others. You aren’t trying to improve yourself so that you are better than others, you are simply trying to be a better you. So what are you waiting for? Start improving upon yourself today!
Hi, my name is Don and I run Breath of Optimism. This site is here to help you stay positive and become the best you can be. We only get one shot at life, so we might as well make the most of it.