We all have our insecurities. Nobody out there today can claim to be truly perfect. We all have our unique flaws. But, the irony is that we still tend to look at other people and assume that they are perfect and flawless.
We often envy other people we perceive as having life better than us and would do anything to trade lives with them. The funny thing, though, is that the person you are envying to be like may be envying to be just like you.
Low self-esteem, low self-confidence and feelings of inadequacy can make us lose interest in any form of self-improvement or personal development.
What is self-improvement? It is the process of making yourself better than you were yesterday. It’s a conscious “building” process where you look within yourself and your life, identify where you would like to see positive changes, and focus attention on bringing about those changes.
It requires a dedication of changing your habits of thinking and developing a positive focus and appreciation of yourself.
What Is The Importance of Self-Improvement?
Just like a piece of real estate increases in value over time, a human being can also increase or appreciate in value in the course of their life. A person who truly believes in self-improvement is an appreciator. And, continuous appreciation leads to success in life. Self-improvement or personal development is therefore a very crucial ingredient to living a satisfying and fulfilling life.
But, you may be asking yourself, why isn’t everybody engaging in personal development? Why are there so many people complaining of failures and disappointments?
Well, life is very complicated. Nobody knows why some things happen to certain people thus the sayings ‘everything happens for a reason’ and ‘one thing can lead to another’.
Despite life’s complexities and intricacies, you should never give up on your journey of self-improvement. Many people out there today are guilty of losing hope in themselves and their abilities.
Giving up on making yourself better everyday is one of the worst decisions you can make in your life. Deciding to lock yourself up in your cocoon due to fear of failure, disappointment or embarrassment is not the way to go. You must rise up and decide that you want to be an appreciator in life.
Most of the things that hinder self-improvement such as thoughts that produce fear, anxiety, embarrassment, depression, disappointment and heartbreaks can be converted into tools of personal development and self improvement.
How? It’s all in your perception of your current situation. If you have recently failed an exam or flopped a job interview, you should not sit back and drown in your sorrow.
You can use such disappointments to fuel your next endeavor or project. Turning your disappointments into sources of motivation is basically taking up positive thinking. Positive thinking is one of the fundamental pillars of self-improvement.
Benefits of Having A Positive Attitude
When you start thinking positively – like an appreciator – you will start experiencing the benefits of self-improvement. You do not have to look very far for these benefits. Just train yourself to focus on the well-being around you and see how that one simple practice will transform your life.
If you have truly mastered the art of personal development, you will notice that you are healthier and more fit than ever before. Self-improvement is indeed the highway to prosperity and many good things like financial freedom and a happy life.