This month we’re going to talk about two topics that often find themselves on people’s “evil” list: change and self improvement. Don’t worry, I’ll save change for another day, but today we’re going to start a Friday series on self-improvement. Why? Because it’s one of the most important things you can do with and for your life.
Today we’re going to tackle the question of why should we “self improve” anyway?
First, because it means you have to take a good look at yourself and spend time working on who you are as a person, with no one else influencing or responsible, unless you ask for assistance in your journey. Self improvement is not you becoming the person the world wants you to be, but improving the person you know you are deep down inside. It’s about being honest with who you are, learning to accept that and discovering how you fit into this amazing world we live in.
Second, self improvement and learning needs to be a life-long occurrence. You can’t expect that once you leave the traditional school you’ll just stop learning and not need to learn or grow at all to keep up with the changing world around you. Honestly, I learn better outside the traditional schooling and have thoroughly enjoyed all that I’ve learned about leadership, business, spirituality and life over the past few years in developing my businesses.
Finally, self improvement is the only way we’re going to make it through all the changes that the world is experiencing. You don’t have to go back to school and get a new degree just to get a job. You do however have to keep up with the changes in the world and in your industry if you want to keep your job or find a new one. Being open to learning and growing is the only way you’ll have fulfilling relationships, a satisfying income and exciting plans for the future. I don’t know about you, but I want a future that’s worth getting to.
What it all comes down to is that self improvement has to start with you. If you’re not open to the possibility that you don’t know everything and that someone could teach you something or help you better understand something, I can guarantee that you’re going to miss out on life.
Where should you start on your self improvement journey today?