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As long as you are still alive, you are capable of changing and growing. You can do anything you want to do, be anything you want to be. Listen to some positive thoughts on how to continue your self development and then apply them in your own life. Accept personal responsibility for your own growth; no one can do it for you. What you do today will determine your readiness for tomorrow. Take time every day to do something for yourself. Take classes to stay current in your field of expertise. The world is changing rapidly and you must learn to manage change to avoid obsolescence. The way Will Rogers put this was that "Even if you are on the right track, if you just sit there you will get run over." Listen to cassette tapes on personal and professional growth topics. Never look back to the pastyou only can control your actions in this instant, so what should you be doing right now? Learn from "other people's experience" rather then having to try everything for yourself. It shortens the time needed to learn. Dealing with a problem helps you learn patience and strengthens your management skills; it is good mental exercise. Analyze, in a non-judgmental way, mistakes in which you were involved. It will help you to prevent these in the future. Reward yourself when you catch yourself working on the most important priorities. Never say something can't or won't be done. Keep looking for ways to do it. After attending a seminar, report to your boss or other people in your organization, what the most important things are that you learned from the program. For all learning experiences, whether it is reading, seeing, thinking or attending, apply the R squared, A squared formula: Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, and Apply. These actions will help you grow in the direction of your goals. •Eliminate one time waster a week from your life. •Read a minimum of one chapter of a book a day. •Read a minimum of one book a month. •Be hungry for what life has to offer and go for it. •Decide what you really desire to do-then do it. When you have the option of reading a book or listening to the cassette tape version of the program, listen to the tape. It will be more to the point and can be done while you are driving, jogging/walking, or getting other routine things done. •Develop a "master mind" group of four or five people with whom you can openly discuss ideas in a nonjudgmental way. •Develop yourself as a resource for others by networking. Find out who does what, when, and for whom. You may find excellent contacts for your future needs and for the needs of others you meet.
•Work for balance in your life goals: family, financial, professional, social, spiritual, recreational. •Always keep your goals in mind as you start a new activity. •If you do a lot of work with the calculator, run the machine with the hand you don't use for writing. Do not be afraid of failing at something. You can learn and change as a result of it. The most difficult projects are opportunities for your biggest successes just as the most difficult people could become your strongest allies. Put up pictures of your dreams and goals where you will see them frequently. They will remind you and aid you in focusing and visualizing your goal. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Learn from those people who get more done than you do. Perhaps you can find a way to improve what you are doing. Find a nonjudgmental mentor who will help you by providing feedback, suggestions, challenges and support. Identify some "models" and observe their style and actions. Do not copy them but learn from their experiences. Learn from the errors you see others make as well as from their successes. Fill your mind with positive ideas, thoughts and inspirations and you will have no room left for the negative. Trade jobs with someone so you gain additional experience. Ask for and accept lateral moves in the organization so you learn more about the entire operation. Do more than your "self doubts" say you can. Have confidence that you can get through and learn from anything and everything you experience. Reward yourself with a treat when you have completed a learning objective. Keep a daily journal, recording your thoughts, ideas, feelings and personal growth progress. Ask questions, listen, then ask more questions. You will learn as well as help others learn. Ask yourself, "How can I manipulate my fate?" Do things with someone you respect. They will be supportive of you and you will learn from interacting with them. Seek new information on projects for which you have responsibility. Look for new "ah ha" ideas all the time. Challenge yourself to learn something new every day. Remain flexible and constantly adaptable. Be open to others and sincerely interested ins them. You can learn from everyone you meet.
Mentally rehearse a new skill. Your subconscious does not know the difference between actual practice and mental rehearsal. Keep a record of what you accomplished the previous day(s)/week. If you did not accomplish as much as you wanted, it gives you extra incentive to do better in the next time period. Make notes of the questions you want answered. Then as the answers come to you, jot them down next to the question. Work on overcoming personal, nonproductive habits; for example: overeating, smoking, gossip
Methods you Can Use to Improve yourself:
Self-improvement makes up a major part of Warriorism. Whether you consider yourself a Warrior or not, you probably would like to improve yourself. Mostly everyone wants to improve themselves. We may want to improve in different ways, but we all would like to better ourselves in certain ways. In this article, I will suggest some techniques you can use to improve yourself. Ask Others How You Can Improve - If you want to improve yourself, you have to know what specifically about yourself to work on. You can get suggestions on what to focus by asking others. Even if you already have a general idea of what you want to improve, you can ask someone to point out specific areas in need. For example, if you want to improve your ability at a certain sport, you could ask a sports-coach what specific skills you need to improve in that sport to get better at it. People will not want to give you advice if you do not take criticism constructively and politely, so make sure you take it as politely as possible. Do not get angry or defensive, or else they will stop giving you honest advice. Set Goals - Improving yourself generally takes constant effort. Setting goals will put your effort into context, so that you will not aimlessly waste time. Additionally, if you have something to reach, it will motivate you to try harder to reach your goals. You may find goal-setting most effective if you write your goals down; that way you won't forget them, and you will feel more like you have made a promise to yourself. When setting goals, keep in mind that you want to make your goals both ambitious and realistic. You do not want to make goals so easy that they lose their value, but you also do not want to set yourself up for failure by making unrealistic goals. If you make unrealistic goals, you will end up quitting. Get Group Support - When trying to improve yourself, reach a goal, or otherwise kick a bad habit, you can benefit greatly from group support. You can try to find an official support group. You can also simply get support from friends, family, and other associates. You can probably relate better to people with similar problems and goals to you, but you can actually also relate to someone who has different goals. For example, if one person wants to lose weight and another wants to do better at school, they can still relate to each other about staying on task, and they can provide each other with moral support. Track Your Progress - Tracking your progress will help you make sure you do not fall behind on your work to improve yourself. Additionally, the very act of having to track your progress will make you stay focused. If you do not track your work to improve yourself, you can more easily forget it altogether. But having to track it regularly will act as a constant reminder to keep working to improve yourself in whatever ways you have chosen.
I hope those techniques prove helpful for you. In the end, though, it comes down to making a choice. You either choose to do the work required to improve yourself, or you get lazy and give up. Make the choice, and live life like a Warrior!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SELF?
Sometimes, when all our doubts, fears and insecurities wrap ourselves up, we always come up with the idea of “I wish I was somebody else.” More often than not, we think and believe that someone or rather, most people are better than us.- when in reality, the fact is, most people are more scared than us. You spot a totally eye-catching girl sitting by herself at a party, casually sipping on a glass of Asti Spumanti. You think to yourself, “she looks so perfectly calm and confident.” But if you could read thru her transparent mind, you would see a bunch of clouds of thoughts and you might just be amazed that she’s thinking “are people talking about why I am seated here alone?... Why don’t guys find me attractive? …I don’t like my ankles, they look too skinny… I wish I was as intelligent as my best friend.” We look at a young business entrepreneur and say “Wooh… what else could he ask for?” He stares at himself at the mirror and murmur to himself, “I hate my big eyes… I wonder why my friends won’t talk to me… I hope mom and dad would still work things out.” Isn’t it funny? We look at other people, envy them for looking so outrageously perfect and wish we could trade places with them, while they look at us and thinks of the same thing. We are insecure of other people who themselves are insecure of us. We suffer from low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence and lose hope in self improvement because we are enveloped in quiet desperation. Sometimes, you notice that you have an irritating habit like biting off your finger nails, having a foul mouth, and you – of all people, is the last to know. I have a friend who never gets tired of talking. And in most conversations, she is the only one who seems to be interested in the things she has to say. So all of our other friends tend to avoid the circles whenever she’s around, and she doesn’t notices how badly she became socially handicapped – gradually affecting the people in her environment. One key to self improvement is to LISTEN and TALK to a trusted friend. Find someone who you find comfort in opening up with even the most gentle topics you want to discuss. Ask questions like “do you think I am ill-mannered?”, “Do I always sound so argumentative?”, “Do I talk too loud?”, “Does my breath smell?”, “Do I ever bore you when were together?”. In this way, the other person will obviously know that you are interested in the process of self improvement. Lend her your ears for comments and criticisms and don’t give her answers like “Don’t exaggerate! That’s just the way I am!” Open up your mind and heart as well. And in return, you may want to help your friend with constructive criticism that will also help her improve her self. One of Whitney Houston’s songs says “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.” True enough. In order to love others, you must love yourself too. Remember, you cannot give what you do not have.
Before telling other people some ways on how to improve themselves, let them see that you yourself is a representation and a product of self improvement. Self improvement makes us better people, we then inspire other people, and then the rest of the world will follow. Stop thinking of yourselves as second-rate beings. Forget the repetitive thought of “If only I was richer… if only I was thinner” and so on. Accepting your true self is the first step to self improvement. We need to stop comparing ourselves to others only to find out at the end that we’ve got 10 more reasons to envy them. We all have our insecurities. Nobody is perfect. We always wish we had better things, better features, better body parts, etc. But life need not to be perfect for people to be happy about themselves.Self improvement and loving yourself is not a matter of shouting to the whole world that you are perfect and you are the best. It’s the virtue of acceptance and contentment. When we begin to improve ourselves, we then begin to feel contented and happy.
Develop Your Self, Voice, Goals And Mind to Improve Your Life in General :
You need to develop both your self and your voice to get the most value for your life. This is of most benefit for people who want to take control of their lives. As individuals, we can control our egos and our inner self-talk so that we can make careful decisions and are not controlled by compulsive behavior. When we are in control this way, we can see rewards from this in every way, and in every area of our lives. If you know yourself well and you know how to control your compulsive emotional reactions, this will help you achieve far greater success in life. When you can focus and make educated decisions, you can achieve much more and go much farther with goals than previously, and your overall relationships can also be much better. Here, we will discuss some of the benefits that developing your self and voice can have on your life. From a personal viewpoint, you can greatly increase your self-esteem and confidence. You will have much more positive influences throughout your life and will also be able to direct your emotions and your self positively. This will mean that you will feel happier and will be less likely to be depressed or bored with life as a whole. You will also have better overall mental health. In addition, you can see other health benefits from this type of change as well. Oftentimes, when you are emotional or stressed out with life, you can begin to show physical symptoms from this problem as well. You might have high blood pressure or contract other illnesses related to stress. However, when your thoughts and actions become focused and controlled because you have taken the time to develop your self, you will be relieved from the stresses that manifest themselves physically in this way. This means that you will also benefit from better physical health once you take the time to learn this type of self-control. Professionally, you can also handle failure better and strive for success much more easily. With these techniques, you can turn negative situations into positive ones, and you can control and reach for professional dreams you might have. Your relationships with colleagues, too, will improve and you'll become someone who is much more pleasant to deal with, and you will be much more approachable and much more likable.
If you walk around with a scowl on your face, no one will want to be around you. However, with better self-esteem, you will function much better in your place of work and in your profession in general. Your personal relationships, too, can significantly benefit from this type of development. Because of this, you can deal with all of the issues that affect relationships you have with those close to you. You can approach situations that may be difficult and emotionally entrenched with levelheaded coolness instead of compulsiveness. If you take this approach, you will make the resolution of any issues much easier and will also help the situation resolve itself instead of making it harder. If you're not self-aware, then your natural instinct might be to go with your emotions, which can lead to anger, hate or resentment taking over your relationship. This, of course, could be disastrous. You need a balanced approach in every area of your life, and this balance must be achieved. You can do this through self-examination and self-inquiry. When you have done this, you can become much more self-aware and be much more in control of your life. Alternatively, you could be someone who is controlled by your emotions when you'd rather not be. If you grow into yourself and become aware of self-talk, you will attain many benefits that are well worth the work to achieve this type of inner peace. Once you have inner peace, you'll find it easier to manage your own self-development. Take some time to explore what you might want to do through guided relaxation. You can also check out the latest neurofeedback techniques by utilizing Windows media. Simply plug in some natural sound melodies and click on the visuals.
Ten Tips to Improve Your Self-Esteem:
The best way to improve your life and earn the respect of others is to improve your self-esteem. This is not a very difficult task. All that it needs is good guidance. Here are ten tips that can happen when you improve your self--esteem. 1. You should surround yourself with people who are positive and supportive, and shun friends who are cynical and negative. This will generate a huge swell of positive feelings in you. You will respect yourself more, and your self-esteem will grow. 2. You should be clear about what you want to achieve in life. Set goals, and work for their achievement. To make your task easier, break your main goal into several smaller goals which are relatively easier to achieve. This will make the task of reaching your main goals seem easier. It will also give you a feeling of satisfaction whenever you achieve one of the smaller goals. 3. Always be positive about yourself and keep reminding yourself about your good qualities, your accomplishments and how you help your family, friends, others and yourself. Don’t make the mistake of brooding over negative things, and never put yourself down.
4. Develop the ability to accept criticism about yourself, without getting upset or defensive. This will help you eliminate your weaknesses one by one. However, make sure that the criticism is constructive. Don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by criticism that is cynical or meant to lower your self-esteem. This will be a great mistake, and do irreparable damage to your selfesteem. 5. We all need to accept the fact that we will fail from time to time. We should not let it get us down or to have too much of a negative effect on us. We should think that we have not been successful this time and that we will succeed the next time. This will help us to pull ourselves together and move on. Such an attitude will help us overcome the most difficult conditions. 6. Never compare yourself with others. This is the easiest way to feel inferior and lose selfesteem. It is much better to rate yourself on your achievements. Such an approach will give you self-confidence. At the same time it will make you feel better when dealing with your peer group. 7. Never put yourself down. Failures are like parasites. If you allow them to grow they will eat away your self-confidence, self-respect and self-esteem. The best is to push negative thoughts out of your mind, if you want others to treat you with respect. This can only happen when you project a positive exterior, even in most adverse situations. Make it a point to filter out all selfcriticism. 8. Don’t give in to bullies in your place of work or in your personal life. You must learn to stand up to them. This can only happen if you are assertive about your rights. Of course, this does not mean that you should pick up physical battles to make your point. On the contrary, you should exercise restraint and make your point in a dignified manner. This will not only make others treat you with respect but also increase your self-esteem. 9. You may be self-conscious and because of this you may avoid talking to groups of people. Try to approach groups of people and introduce yourself to them. Ask them questions about themselves and try to be genuinely interested in the answers. Listen carefully and attentively to what they say and respond to show your interest. Interacting with people will make you feel more relaxed. You will realize that it is easy to speak to groups of people and to relax by concentrating on what others are saying, rather than on yourself. 10. Self-esteem is also dependent upon the felling of well-being. A lazy person or a poorly groomed person will always feel inferior to a confident, smart individual. So, you need to take good care of your body. Remember, a healthy body is essential for a healthy mind
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