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Self-Improvement For Success In All Levels

Getting better is a significant source of excitement and self-acceptance. Three primary rules are supposed to be the pillars of improvement for successful individuals who have made gigantic steps throughout their careers. Let’s look at them carefully and see if we can adopt them daily.

  1. Keep it small and see where it will take you
    Consider the possibility of changing yourself positively every day. Don’t think of something extreme that will transform you completely. Just a small change of no more than 1% per day should be enough. Now, let’s do the math; if you add up 365 of a year, that means that in a year, you will have improved more than 365%. Keeping low expectations is crucial because you will not end up being overwhelmed, and every day you will find yourself in a better position compared to the past. Besides, you can also avoid disappointment. Setting a small goal will be something you can do, and you won’t have to go back and try again because you failed in the first place. Therefore, there is no need for criticism. Apart from that, going back to fix things is a waste of time because even if you know how to provide negative feedback in a way that will not get you stuck and disappointed, you will still have to spend some time to see what went wrong to avoid it the next time. The fantastic benefit of this technique is that it eliminates failures that give a hard time for most people, and this is priceless.
  2. Nothing will be achieved without consistency
    Talking about these small changes that will not force you to make extreme changes brings out the next matter. The challenge here is to maintain this small momentum every single day. To help you understand what we are talking about, we will refer to an actual function of the human body. Let’s consider the case where you need to climb a million steps. When you start, you are not tired and can do it quickly. After a few steps, you get tired and need a break. The body understands that the hard things are over, and you can now rest. If you ask your body to repeat the same process after five minutes, it will require some extra energy to return to the initial mode of exercising because, at that point, it will be in resting mode. Eventually, you will need a significant period of time to climb the stairs moving from quick and hard exercise to extensive breaks. The other option is to start with an extremely low rhythm. It sounds useless initially because you know you can do it faster. However, it is necessary because, in this case, you will not get the chance to make a single break. This is why it is essential to do it slowly. If you do this experiment, you will see that the second method is wiser and will bring you faster to the goal of 1.000 steps. A similar technique is used when we want to ”climb” inside and become better in whatever we attend to achieve. The idea is to be conservative, but the key is to also be consistent.
  3. Heading in a clear direction
    Another part of the process is knowing exactly where you are heading. In the famous book ”Atomic Habits” that many people read nowadays, a great example is given to help us understand the value of our choices and the direction we take in life. According to the book, an airline pilot takes off from Los Angeles to go to New York City. If the pilot changes the plane’s direction for only 3,5 degrees, guess where the plane will land. Actually, it’s going to be Washington, DC! Can you imagine that such a small change in the heading direction brings such radical results? The example is used to help you figure out that similar things will happen to you if you are not consistent with your goals. Think of motivation as the actual goal, which will help you stay focused without having to think too much about it.

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