One of the constant things in life is change. With this also, is the ability for everyone to recreate themselves, become better and be the highest version of themselves. A person unwilling to change is a person who is not ready to experience the boundless possibilities that come with evolving.
What are the things you need to change? What habits do you need to give up? Are you stuck in a rut? Or do you constantly improve and become better?
The moment you open up yourself to the idea of self improvement, it is the same moment you realize that there is so much you can do and so much you can learn. There is never an end to the journey of self improvement. Take a cursory look at your life, are you where you want to be? Do you believe there is so much more you can do with your abilities? What area do you need growth? Or are you confused about where to start from?
Below are 6 practical steps you can take to begin your journey to self-improvement:
Read books: A popular saying states that "readers are leaders". The most successful people in the world are people who value reading and don't do without it. Barack Obama and Chimamanda Adichie are examples of renowned people who take reading seriously. Barack Obama makes it a point of duty to share his summer reading list to motivate other people to cultivate the habit of reading.
Quit bad habits: As you read this, a particular habit came to mind, today is a good day to quit it.
Learn from people who inspire you: It is said that the secret of successful men is in their stories. Learn their pitfalls and triumphs and apply the lessons in your life.
Avoid negative people: Jim Rohn once said " you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with". Negative people will drain your energy; you will do well to stay away from them.
Start a journal: Most people underestimate the power of journaling. The process of journaling helps clarify your thoughts, highlights your patterns and shows you where you need to take decisive steps for growth. Start a journal today.
Get a mentor or coach: If you want to go far fast, find someone you answer to and can keep you accountable on your goals.
Self-improvement is your sole responsibility. Take a step today, a better you is just on the other side.