Self improvement isn’t as simple as buying a mango. Self improvement requires objective introspection about yourself. You’ve got to figure out what you want to improve about yourself and then figure out how you’re going to do it…
The first step is designing a program that supports your self improvement goals. One thing I try to do is get a little better each day. I love that concept and even years after hearing it I still think about it everyday. When I started practicing that concept I immediately noticed improvement and then I doubled down and really stuck to the idea and sure enough everyday my life improved a little bit. First, I started reading daily. Then I noticed when I read regularly my vocabulary and writing became better. Next, I stuck to a diet and consistently lost weight, and that motivated me even more. The realization that all those improvements were because I adopted a few new habits and followed one simple concept was mind blowing. All aspects of my life improved. Most people simply need to find something that makes them happy and focus one getting a little better at it each day, and that’s it.
Now, remember the goal is to get better and you can’t get better if you’re not maintaining. There is effort involved in maintenance, so maintenance can’t be overlooked. Reaching your goal is mostly about maintaining. Most people don't keep up with their maintenance schedule so they never actually improve and end up on the side of the road dead. (oil change reference). They needed to develop a routine that helped support their self-improvement process. People tend to get tired of doing the same things over and over again so make sure to regularly switch up your routines. Sometimes you’ve got to do things differently. Shaking things up from time to time will actually keep things fresh and keep you focused, on improving!