The start of every new year brings about the discussion of self-improvement, whether it is weight loss, new careers, going to college, finishing college, or other issues. Throughout our lives, we are often challenged to improve to the level of performance required to succeed. Below are some of my weekly readings relative to self-improvement I know you will enjoy. Have a great week!
10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice
Everybody makes mistakes — that’s a given — but not everyone learns from them. Some people make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why.
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
When we make mistakes, it can be hard to admit them because doing so feels like an attack on our self-worth. This tendency poses a huge problem because new research proves something that commonsense has told us for a very long time — fully acknowledging and embracing errors is the only way to avoid repeating them.
Yet, many of us still struggle with this.
42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself
Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better?
If you do, then we have something in common. I’m very passionate about personal growth. It was just 4 years ago when I discovered my passion for growing and helping others grow. At that time, I was 22 and in my final year of university. As I thought about the meaning of life, I realized there was nothing more meaningful than to pursue a life of development and betterment. It is through improving ourselves that we get the most out of life.
30 Self Improvement Ideas
You can use these self improvement ideas as a general guide to your well-being.
1.) Become disciplined. This is important if you want to be a high achiever in life. Every successful person is highly disciplined.
If you are lazy and don’t have strong willpower, you are likely to have a mediocre lifestyle.
2.) Set goals. You have to look forward in life to achieve personal development. If you don’t do that, you will become too comfortable in your current comfort zone.
This will make you unwilling to change your circumstances, although you would know that it would benefit you in many ways.
Realistic Goal Setting
The importance of setting realistic goals…
I recently embarked on an ambitious personal project. However only a couple of weeks into the 2 month project, I realized that the plan I’d laid out just wasn’t realistic. So where did I go wrong and how will I be more realistic about setting goals next time?
To start off with, I’d broken the project down into manageable pieces – tasks if you like. Each of the tasks was less than half of one day in duration. I then set out the tasks in logical order and estimated the total time it would take based on the time I had available to me. And based on these estimates, it was a 2 month project.
As I said before, after 2 weeks, I’d fallen well behind the schedule. I decided to take the time to work out what had gone wrong with my planning. When I went back through my completed tasks I confirmed that I was completing them in approximately the time I’d estimated. So why was I falling behind?