“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” —T.D. Jakes
I am on a never ending journey of improvement. Self improvement is a mansion with endless rooms, the better you become, the more you realize that there’s more to learn.
Self improvement has numerous advantages. It makes you confident, fulfilled and enhances your employability. Beyond formal education, you must continuously grow because self improvement is a life long process.
You can always be better than your current self.
There are several habits of self improvement but here are 5.
1. Read Books
If you’re on a self improvement journey like me, then you may have almost predicted this point. Books are one of the cheapest but most effective ways to improve one’s self. I believe reading the right books gives you an edge in life. Books gives you access to the minds and secrets of great men which fast tracks your success. To remain relevant, you must be a reader.
Develop the habit of reading educative and informative books especially books centered on your assignment, passion or career.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain
The world is bigger than you think. A great way to remain ignorant is to remain where you are. Don’t be afraid of going out of your horizons and stepping into new grounds. Your way of life is not the only or best way to live, be open to learn from others by being adventurous. Living a monotonous life is lethal, you must have heard the saying “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.
So whenever the opportunity presents itself, go on adventures to the most unbelievable parts of the world and if the opportunity doesn’t present itself, create it yourself.
3. Invest in your Skill
Developing skills is as important as training. A larger effort is needed to create a skilled workforce with employment potential. – Pallam Raju
Skill is one thing that makes each of us unique but it must be developed. Investing time, money and resources in what you do well is self improving.
4. Quit a Bad Habit
A change in bad habits leads to a change in life. – Jenny Craig
Smoking, drinking, over sleeping, eating junk food, untidiness, etcetera are some of the habits that reduce our self worth. Yours may not have been mentioned here but try to identify and eliminate it.
5. Follow your Mentor(s) closely
I literally stalk those of my mentors that are on social media. I have mentors for various aspects of my life and following them closely makes me a really better person.
I hope you enjoyed reading. What other self improving habits do you know? Share with me.