When was the last time you sat down to concentrate on how to improve yourself? As you go about your life between work, kids, friends, hobbies, etc. there isn’t always time to ponder your actions, thoughts and purpose. The work place is one place where people may spend time setting goals, yet many people have trouble advancing forward due to the limited nature of this approach. We go along with this thought from Jim Rohn: “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
In order to improve in one area of life, you can make it a lot easier by striving in all aspects of life. Establishing any pattern, positive or negative, requires repetition and consistency. If you are disorganized at home, it is hard to turn on the hard working nature of your personality at work.
Here are some habits to establish in order to help you succeed in all aspects of life:
1. Set Goals
Setting goals is not something you should do every five years. It is a habit you should establish regularly. Some people even set daily goals every morning to help them get the most out of their day. Create a schedule to set goals in your life. With these goals you can push towards something better more regularly.
2. Know Your Strengths
All of us are put on this Earth with our own individual strengths and weaknesses. However, there is beauty to be found within this mixture and learning to harness the positive attributes will help you progress in ways that you never before imagined. Familiarize yourself with your strengths and see the goodness that you offer, while recognizing your areas of needed improvement! You may be surprised by the power you hold within.
3. Choose a Great Support System
The people in your circle of influence impact your behavior. You have the choice to either hang out with people who lift you up or drag you down. It doesn’t matter whether you are at a professional networking event or hanging out with your friends on a Friday night. By having the right peer group, you will be able to find fulfillment and this will make all the difference.
4. Never Stop Improving Yourself
There is no end game to improvement. Keep learning every single day! Do things like listen to audiobooks and attend seminars to keep you sharp. If you spend just 20 minutes a day on these type of activities, you’d spend a little over 120 hours a year towards improving yourself!