If you look at self-help and productivity information, you will see it’s quite popular and growing. However, one of the biggest challenges we face is we try to do too much too fast. You have a much better chance of success by taking small steps.
You can’t tackle everything. So prioritize the things you want to improve. Then you can plan how to improve.
For example, suppose you want to learn a new skill at work. Define the final outcome and then list the steps that you can take to accomplish that goal.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to do too much too fast. That is the fastest way to get overwhelmed. Instead, break up what you need to learn into 15-minute chunks. Most important, schedule those learning activities for the next few months. Rely on your calendar, not on your to-do list.
This is how you learn in school and college. You take a course for an hour or two at a time. Then, you move on to your next class. You do this over a few months or years and ultimately get your diploma or degree. The reason why it is structured in this way is that it works.
Don’t be upset by momentary setbacks.
A setback is not a setback if it is followed by a comeback.
Self-improvement is a mindset shift, and it takes a while to make a change. Just be patient and persistent.
Everything is hard in the beginning. When you make small changes daily, these changes will turn into habits. After a while, they will become automatic, like brushing your teeth. They will become a part of you.
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What improvement are you going to make in your life?