Everyone is always on a mission for personal improvement, or at least they should be. Self-improvement isn’t any easy task; I don’t care what anyone says. You can’t achieve personal improvement without some old fashioned hard work.
All of the self-improvement / personal improvement books, recordings and seminars all boil down to some very simple and easy to follow tasks. If you follow these three simple suggestions I’m about to give you, you will be well on your way to personal improvement.
The best part is, it’s not going to cost you anything. That’s right, this advice is free and it will put you on the right path to personal improvement. It will still take hard work on your part, because like anything worth having in life, personal improvement takes hard work.
The road to personal improvement can be obtained by understanding and practicing the three A’s.
As you know, your actions have consequences. There are basically two types of people in the world. People that make things happen are cause people. People who are victims of circumstance are effect people.
Effect people are always complaining about their bad luck and always blaming something or someone else for their mishaps. They say things like “I was late because traffic was backed up again”, “It’s not my fault” or “he is always messing up my chances”.
When you change your attitude and take full responsibility for what happens in your life, you become empowered. You then have control and can choose to do something about the situations that come up.
When you shift over to the ‘cause’ side of the equation you’re empowered to act and make changes in your life. However, when you’re on the effect side of the equation, you’ll never get to the personal improvement phase because you will continuously blame others rather than taking responsibility for situations.
If you go to see a movie and it winds up being a really terrible movie, chances are you won’t rush back to see the movie again right? However, this is the same with your thought patterns, chances are you are running the same thought patterns over and over again.
According to research, the average thought lasts between six to ten seconds, so if you are repeatedly thinking of negative thoughts, then you’re going to be trapped in a downward spiral.
Negative thoughts in the mind like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I don’t deserve anything better,’ ‘I’ll never amount to anything,’ and low self-esteem have a huge impact on your body. Pay attention to your thoughts and listen to the language you’re using to yourself on a regular basis.
Have you ever heard the saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink?” If you want to change someone’s mind and they don’t want to change it, you can’t force them to change it.
The responsibility for change is completely up to the person making the change. If, deep down, they don’t want to change, they won’t. No matter what you do.
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