Thursday, February 17, 2011

Effective Ways to Improve Yourself

Self improvement

There are many ways to improve yourself. Here are some of the areas you can look into. There is no need to work on all of them, just pick one item to make improvement before moving on to the next.   


  • Goals: The most important thing about goals is that it gives you a direction in life. It also gives you hope and something to look forward to every day. The wonderful thing about goals is that you can plan and organize ahead according to your objectives. Aim for a balanced life to take care of your work and play, friends and family and personal advancement.    

  • Change: Be open-minded and accept changes in life and be courageous to make changes for the better. There is no progress and growth when you do things the usual ways. Look into how you get things done and how you can do differently and get improvement.

  • One thing at a time: Pay attention and focus on one thing at a time. Multitasking is counter-productive and affects your ability to concentrate adversely.

  • Living in the moment: Can you be mindful and enjoy what you are doing at the moment? Don’t think of the past, future or anything else.  Happiness is living in the present.

  • Get rid of bad habits: Think of all the benefits when you replace your bad habits with good ones. However. To be successful change only one habit at a time at the exclusion of all others.

  • Discipline: Self-control is the key to personal improvement. When you have decided to do something, stick to it until it becomes a good habit.

  • Persistence: Don’t let setbacks to discourage you from making progress in life. The road to success is paved with obstacles. Keep your goals in view and be strong and resolute in overcoming problems.

  • Excellence: It is not necessary to be perfect. Just do the best you can and make improvement as you go along. The aim is to seek constant improvement.

  • Money: The golden rules of personal finance are less material wants, debt-free, living within your means and saving for the future. Go for financial freedom.

  • Time management: When you plan your work and work your plan according to your goals, you manage your time meaningfully. The key is to do less and get more done. At the end of a day when you have done well, have fun.   

  • Solve problems: Adopt a positive mental attitude in the face of adversity. Be resourceful and creative in overcoming obstacles.

  • Responsibilities: You are responsible for your own happiness and well-being. Decide, act and seek improvement. 

  • Connection: Learn to communicate effectively by listening more and talking less. To know and understand another person is to listen more.

  • Continuous learning: Progress and improvement is about continuous learning. Be alert to changing situations and to embrace new ways of doing things.   

  • Work: How do you grow your career?  Learn more skills, be more productive and be happier at work.

  • Hope: There is hope when you seek improvement. It is a powerful force that keeps you going on. When there is hope, there is a way.

  • Peace of mind: Getting peace of mind is filling your heart with kindness, forgiveness and happiness for others. Avoid negative emotions such as anger, resentment and jealousy

  • Love yourself: Do you love yourself? When you do, you care and improve your health, well-being and self-image.


Improve your business, your life, your relationships, your finances and your health. When you do the whole world improves.

Mark Victor Hansen

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