Self Improvement – How To Maintain it

You’ve decided that your life needs self improvement, a complete makeover. You start reading more books, eating better and exercising, in an attempt to create a healthier, wealthier, happier you. But little did you know, the path to self improvement can be a difficult steep and winding road.
Trying to stay on track can be challenging and frustrating. With all of the obstacles to overcome, and results not occurring as fast as we like, it’s easy to lose focus.

Below are a few tips to help keep your self improvement on course.

Stay positive.
Your mental approach is very important throughout the day. Find a daily quote of the day. Inspirational quotes give you inspiration and motivation. Listen to as much motivational audio programs as possible.
Surround yourself with a network of supportive friends and family. Surround yourself with positive, caring people who are trustworthy, encouraging and open-minded. Avoid people who are negative, pessimistic, overly competitive, jealous and superficial. Negative, jealous people will only try to bring you down, not build you up.

Set self improvement Goals

Set realistic goals

Set realistic timelines. Be specific about what results you want to achieve. Make sure the goal is something you can reasonably accomplish. Break each of your goals down into smaller tasks, and sub tasks per goal. Smaller tasks are easier to manage and easier to accomplish.
If you’re trying to change your habits, replace a bad habit with a temporary or permanent better habit.

Be Patient.
Think about a gardener. A gardener plants a seed and waits for it to sprout. He or she continues to water even when he or she doesn’t see immediate results, having faith that the seed will develop in time. In the same way your goals won’t happen over night but you must continue to work at them daily until fruition.

Find a Coach
What do Tiger Woods, Roger Clemens and Sarah Hughes (Olympic Gold medalist in figure skating) have in common? All are champions, and all have personal coaches. Sometimes our vision is blurred by distraction or discouragement. Having a coach who holds you accountable, believes in you and wants big things for you, can help motivate you to stay on course.

After more than 10,000 attempts at inventing the incandescent light bulb before he was successful, Thomas Alva Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement. The key to success is never giving up.

Nobody said that change would be easy, but with consistent work, determination and perseverance, you’ll eventually achieve any self improvement goal you put your mind to.

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