The temptation to compare yourself with other people especially with celebrities, neighbors, relatives and friends is really great for most people. It’s important to realize that every person is different and we all have the potential to achieve great things. Yes, we can compare our achievements with other people’s achievements. But we still have to realize that the way to do it is through self improvement, through bettering oneself and not through taking advantage of other people.
Here’s 7 steps to start on the right foot towards your self improvement process:
Step 1: Decide exactly what you want to achieve.
It’s important to narrow your wishes and fears to something specific. You should know exactly what you want to achieve in all areas of your life that you find important. Without a goal, there can be no self improvement.
For example, let’s say that you want to have no money worries. What does it mean for you to have no money worries?
Find the amount of money you need to earn every day so you have no money worries over the long term.
Is it $100, $200 or even more each day?
Let’s say that you want to earn $200 each single day. Break down the goal and into steps. Constantly brainstorm and apply new ways to move yourself closer to this goal.
Step 2: Find what you value.
People spend their free time doing things they value. Make a list of the activities that you would like to do every single day. These activities are motivated by your values. Find the values behind these activities and make sure you change your habits so you do more of the things you value the most. This will give you the motivation that you need to overcome any challenge you might face.
Step 3: Know what motivates you.
The key to motivating yourself for self improvement is knowing why you do the things you are doing. Why do you get up in the morning?
Most of the time, success requires a lot of patience and hard work. To have the motivation to do it over the long term, you have to be very clear about your reasons of why you want to accomplish your goal. Find your whys for self improvement and half the battle is won.
Step 4: Think and then act.
Most people act before they really think about all the implications. They act intuitively and impulsively instead of coming with a plan first and then acting based on the plan.
If the circumstances change then simply change your plan.
Step 5: Do what feels right to you.
It’s important to do what feels right to you. Say for example you want to start a new business and you have a great feeling about it, go after it. Just do it right. Find out who already has achieved it, learn from them and put it into action immediately. The stronger your faith and determination, the stronger your focus and actions will be leading you to great results. Only talk about your goal to people you know will totally support you. You may find people who love you but will talk try to talk you out of what you want to achieve. Stay strong to yourself and accomplish your goal. You can do it.
Step 6: Take time to quiet your mind.
Be aware of your inner wisdom by regularly being in silence. Take walks in nature. Quiet your mind by breathing deeply. It can be hard to find peace and quiet but find a quiet place and meditate for at least 30 minutes a day.
Step 7: Help others get what they want.
If you help others, you also help yourself. Help other people solve their problems and they will solve your money problems as well. The same goes with loving others first and they will love you back.