Self improvement can be hard work. No, let’s rephrase that. It is hard work. It can take a year or a lifetime, which is why we tend to give up on ourselves. But what if you could better yourself in just one week. Good news – you can! Do these 4 things – it’s an excellent start!
1. Believe in yourself. This is one of the biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful people and unsuccessful people. It is not intelligence or opportunity or resources, it is their ability to believe in themselves to achieve their goals. For changes to happen in your life you have to believe that you can achieve the results you desire.
2. Be Accountable. You need to be accountable to those around you as well as yourself. When you make yourself accountable you are much more likely to succeed at what you are doing. Let your friends, family, co-workers, social network friends, etc. know what your goal is – what you are trying to achieve. You will suddenly become much more serious about achieving your goal because you want to ‘save face,’ prove to others around you.
3. Keep Track of Your Actions. In order to manage something you need to track it. How will you know if you are getting better if you don’t keep track of your actions and your accomplishments. You should also track the days and hours you spend making changes in your life. This gives you information that can help you decide if you are being successful.
4. Repeat Repeat Repeat. You see that you are getting better, so why stop now? Take the strengths you’ve gained and weaknesses you’ve found and make your list. It’s time to identify something else you want to work on. Perhaps this is the week that you are going to begin to train for a marathon. Perhaps this is the week that you are going to sign up for that digital photography class. Perhaps this is simply the week that you are going to focus on doing better by eating right and exercising daily. Whatever your choices for the following week, you should not be confident that you can achieve what you set out to do. Keep creating new goals and dreams. It will keep you moving forward and it will keep your life ‘alive’ ‘growing’ and revived. So what are you waiting for?