What can self-improvement do for you? In a word, everything. It can make you more positive, less fearful and more knowledgeable. All this will not only make you more interesting, but also more pleasant. Because you will begin to use more of your potential, you will feel more alive and happier with who you are.
The fact that you’re reading this makes me think that you’re already someone who knows why self-improvement is important, or has at least given it some thought.
What do people mean when they talk about self-improvement? To me, everything you do improves your mind, body and spirit with the greatest emphasis on the mind. If you start filling your mind with only the best thoughts and the best information, then it will be a natural progression to want to improve both body and spirit.
There are so many reasons to want to improve yourself.
Improving your mind can help you:
o Developing better relationships
o Being happier with yourself
o Become a better communicator
o Developing better career skills
Improving your body can help you:
o Look more attractive
o Feeling younger and more lively
o Have more energy
o Live longer and have a better quality of life
Improving your spirit can help you:
o Being more connected to the world
o Living without fear
o Experiencing life more “in the moment”
When you operate from a place where you live without fear, then you are more capable of achieving anything you want. You will experience more abundance and more joy. You become more generous and more concerned with helping others. This creates a chain reaction. When you become a role model, you inspire others to grow. Soon they too will follow your example and become role models.
In the movie Pay in advance, Trevor, played by Haley Joel Osment, comes up with a profound idea as part of a class project. It suggests that you do a favor for another person without expecting anything in return. Instead, ask them to pay it forward by doing a favor for at least 3 other people. They in turn pay him 3 more, creating a global chain reaction of kindness.
When we improve, we learn to be more positive and as such make better decisions for ourselves and others. We embrace life without fear and embrace challenges rather than run away from them. We become more confident and become better communicators.
Self-improvement and personal development is not about trying to be perfect, since that is an impossible task. It’s definitely not about comparing with others either. We all have different gifts and aptitudes. Therefore, it is pointless to compare yourself with someone else. There is one thing you can do better than anyone else in the world; be yourself. Self-improvement means being the best version of yourself and being the best you can be.
People who engage in self-improvement have made a great contribution to society.
By creating the best version of ourselves, we create a better life. We inspire others to do the same, which in turn has a positive cumulative effect on the entire world.