3 Steps to Being a Better You
I am sure that no matter where you are in life or what you have accomplished you are constantly looking for ways to improve yourself or do things better.
There is no shortage of advice on how we can improve ourselves. This advice comes in many forms including mentoring, seminars, books, reports, articles and videos.
There is so much advice available as the net has evolved that it can be overwhelming trying to decide what you should spend your time on and what advice to follow.
If you took the time to follow everything you should be doing in self improvement, getting more productive, creating the life you want, you would probably have little time left to do anything else.
I am a big believer in taking any goal and breaking down the steps needed to achieve that goal. Then approaching things one step at a time until you achieve the desired end result.
The following is a step by step approach to being a better you:
You really can’t make improvement in yourself until you understand what you need to improve on.
It is imperative that you know where you are and where you ultimately want to be.
So the first step is to make a list.
You need to make a 2 column or 3 column list.
The first column is what you want to change.
The second column is what you want the end result to be.
In the third column put the benefits of achieving the end result.
Listing the benefits can be very motivating in your quest to achieve your goals.
Chose the most important item on your list to start working on.
Save your list, once you accomplish one thing you’ll want to go back and work on more, but for now, choose one thing.
If a bad habit is something you want to change, you will need to start working on breaking that habit.
If you want to be a friendlier person, you can start by smiling at more people. You don’t have to run out and start a conversation with everyone, but do start smiling more.
If you want to be more productive, exchange some of your free time and use it for work time. If that’s not something you’re willing to give up, then cut down on social media time and spend that extra time working.
Work on this item consistently for a month.
It will take time to replace old habits with new ones, but you have to keep at it.
You may want to start journaling your daily progress to keep yourself in check.
Whatever ways you can come up with to start being a better you, do it.
Once you’ve consistently worked on this one thing for a month, go back to your list and add another item to start working on.
Don’t forget to keep up your new habit with the other things you’ve already changed.
It’s much easier to work on one thing, get good at it and then add one more thing. It’s a bit like juggling. When a person starts learning to juggle, they start with one pin or one ball. They get used to feel of it before adding a second pin or ball. They practice with that for a few weeks and then add a third ball or pin.
The key is to start mastering one thing before you add others.
Making positive changes in your life isn’t always easy, but if you follow this step by step, really simple plan, you will see results.
Self improvement requires a plan of action.
If you want to start being a better you, you need to plan.
Start making your plan, today….