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. SEE ALSO: How to Better Yourself One Day at a Time After 1.5 years of actively pursuing growth and helping others to grow through my personal development blog, I realize there is never an end to the journey of self improvement.
As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. Read a book every day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article or anything about personal growth. Image © kevindooley. When Everyday Life Gets in the Way of Your Dreams – And A Plan To Get Past It. A reader wrote in with the following complaint: You write all the time about starting a side business and about chasing your dreams but it’s all kind of a waste of time. Chasing your dreams is childish. Adults have things that they need to do. After all, 1 Corinthians 13:11 says “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
First of all, actually standing up and chasing your dreams is not a childish thing at all. The problem that many people have with really chasing their dream is twofold. First, for many people, their dream is far too nebulous to do anything about. Second, many people allow everyday life to get in the way of chasing the dream. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. First thing, and this is something you can do immediately, write down what your dream is. I’d like to have a book published. Just write it down somewhere and think about it. What’s next? A few more tips: George Washington's Best Productivity Tricks. Goals vs Distractions - Life Gets in the Way. Sometimes, even after we've carefully considered our goals, written them down, and planned our actions we just can't seem to keep ourselves focused on following the plan.
Life just seems to have a way of getting in the way! Situation One: Life Throws You a Curve Ball This really isn't unusual, but it can certainly stop our progress. It can also cause doubts about whether we can really complete the plan and reach our goal. I'm going to examine this and provide a suggestion or two that will help you overcome life's distractions. Have you ever had life really can get in the way of your goal achievement? I've experienced it many times.
Sometimes we set work plans that turn out to be a bit too ambitious. My wife and I had one of those inopportune events. When something like that happens, you really need to accept the fact that your priorities have temporarily changed. But remember, you are not throwing your goal out! Situation Two: No Curve Ball, Just Life Do this at least three times a day. 12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything. Email There are a lot of skills you don’t need.
You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, or replace drywall. Sure, these are useful skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary. There are other skills, however, that can’t be avoided – skills that tie into various aspects of everyday life, that are not only useful, but totally indispensable. For instance, you can’t get far in today’s world without being able to read or write. And today the ability use a computer proficiently is simply assumed. In this article we’re going to skip the super basic skills like reading, driving, and using a computer, and discuss twelve slightly more advanced skills that are woefully under-taught, and universally applicable. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. What did we miss? Photo by: Zack Schnepf If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth. How to Hack the Beliefs That Are Holding You Back. Life Hacks: 35 Little Tips For A Better Life. If you have a job that doesn’t quite cheer you up or inspire you very much, life can be quite a difficult road to trail. We all want something that excites us to the point of dedication, but we don’t always have the opportunity to enjoy this luxury in our lives. Don’t worry though, with a little bit of dreaming and dedication, you can accomplish anything. Put your heart into it, and you can be sure that sooner or later things will start looking a lot more fun and exciting. So what exactly can you do to make life just a little bit better? Are there any tips, hints or even cheats to make things simpler and more optimized around you? Seemingly there are!
There is nothing too revolutionizing in here, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Via: [Daily Infographic] Nine Steps Towards a More Interesting Life. “The best way to get a better answer is to start asking a better question.” -Tony Robbins One of the biggest challenges you will ever face in your life is to look above all the minor distractions of today and envision the bigger picture. Unfortunately most people are so caught up in the minutia of daily life that they neglect to ask the right questions. I hear a lot of questions from people wanting life to be easier or for more success. In my opinion asking for ease or success is asking the wrong question. I think these questions are based off the idea that the most satisfying life is the one with the least troubles and the most results. Here are nine steps for taking a dull or mediocre existence and creating a life that is actually worth living.
One of the best ways to make your life more interesting is simply to have a larger social reference group. Some people who are poor at meeting new people justify this outlook with an elitist attitude. Not sure where to start? Have no rhythm?
How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life. “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower. When you are relaxed yet slightly distracted, your mind is often at its best. Using subconscious requests will… Improve your motivation.Help you become happier.Increase your emotional intelligence. You’ll see improvement in less than a month. My last request was… “Please give me more patience when commuting to work and allow me to even enjoy my time in the car.” Within a month I was enjoying my ride to work.
My latest request is… “Let’s find creative ways to grow my blog.” I took this approach because it’s going to take a request to my subconscious and action in my waking life to make this happen. Mindset My mindset is changing by setting my subconscious on a certain issue. The 3 step request only takes five minutes: Total Self-Improvement: How to Become a Complete Human. I’ve always tried to be great at everything I’ve put my mind to. School, athletics, even writing this blog – I’ve always tried to reach my best, in every facet of my life. Why? I believe in becoming a complete human being. One that has strengths in every area, and weaknesses in as few as possible. Becoming a complete human is the end of all self-improvement.
Becoming a complete human being requires being very good in every ‘sphere’ of life – it requires having integrity and being an honest person; having diverse knowledge of a wide range of subjects; being in excellent shape; having solid relationships with yourself, family, and friends; having a career that you enjoy; having hobbies and skills that you practice regularly and are competent at; and being able to maintain a life of balance.
I don’t think that there can be anything more rewarding than becoming a complete human being. Let’s break all the different spheres of living down, one by one. Having Integrity Cultivating a Knowledge Base. Daily Schedule for Happiness. Goals - Lifehacker stories - Lifehacker. Maybe, but how many people would say they fit in that category? I certainly wouldn't. :) Some lame ways to put it are "embrace who you are", "love yourself", etc. It's actually not that hard to make "who you want to be" into "who you are" (not the other way around). I get that the point of the article is basically to have "long term goals" rather than "short term goals" but it assumes "You are not good enough.
" Too many people are not happy and I think most of such unhappiness is without warrant. (Yeah, I do subscribe to those "hakuna matata" philosophy of life.) Besides, how do you "set goals as the person you want to be" if your goal is to "be the person you want to be"? "Besides, how do you "set goals as the person you want to be" if your goal is to "be the person you want to be"? " maybe in next episode? If you were rich and famous, what would your goals be after that? Life's Instructions. 42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself. How to Become Wildly Successful at Anything. The interesting thing about success is that anyone can do it. If you simply do what successful people do, you are inevitably going to be successful. Right?
Well, ok, maybe it’s not simply a case of follow the leader. However, I can tell you that settling for ‘good enough’ is not the way to succeed. Those that settle for good enough will regret their decision sooner or later and yearn for more. Good enough is simply never, well, be good enough. We are made for adventure, growth, and facing our fears. Despite what the gurus tell you, there is no master secret or plan. Within this process, there are a ton of variables to consider. ClarityFirst, you have to know what you want. Action StepsI want to leave you with a few action steps you can take right now to improve your life and the probability that you will succeed.
Remember, you can’t get what you want if you don’t know what you want in the first place. Get clear about what you want. Anyone can become successful. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost.
Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.