Have you ever been faced with a situation, personal or professional, and you’ve been surprised at how well you’ve handled it?
Most likely because you had tackled something similar in the past and found it a lot more difficult?
Well, whether you realise it or not, it’s because in the time between the events, you would have embarked on the journey of self-improvement.
However, self-improvement is not always linear. Sometimes, we don’t try again. We fail and give up. But then, eventually, we pick ourselves up and begin again. You might find that you do that a thousand times before you find it within yourself to push forward. It’s important to note that doing that is okay.
Or, maybe you try something and realise it isn’t for you. So, you try something new. That doesn’t mean that you failed. It means that you’re resilient enough to forge a new path for yourself. Something new, challenging and unexplored.
Is committing to self-improvement for you?
If you’ve ever wondered if taking the leap into improving yourself is worth it, this is the blog for you. In this blog, we’re going to be talking about exactly why self improvement is so impactful.
Providing you with the whys: Why you should commit to becoming the best version of yourself. And, the how’s: How it will impact your life and the lives of others around you and how to get started.
Everything you need is right here.
What exactly is it that makes self-improvement so impactful?
Throughout our lives, we are constantly told that we should push to be the best versions of ourselves. When you’re a toddler, you’re encouraged to walk, run and speak. Your school years, you are encouraged to aim for the highest grades. In your years as an adult, it can seem that the goal is to excel in every aspect of your life.
Adulthood will quickly make you learn that excelling in all parts of your life simply isn’t possible. When you drive your focus on one area of your life, naturally some of the others slip. The one constant in all of these instances is you. When you commit to becoming the best version of yourself, each of these areas easily improve.
When you show up for yourself, you’re then able to show up for others.
‘’Put your own life jacket on first.’’
And so, the domino effect begins. Your world begins to change around you and with that, the worlds of others.
But what exactly happens between the time of choosing to improve yourself and the end goal? How exactly is self improvement so impactful?
You become more of yourself. Who would you be without self doubt? Or without the limiting beliefs you have running around in your mind?
Throughout our lives we all become the victim of learnt limiting beliefs and self doubt. But, committing to becoming the best version of yourself means taking the time to unlearn them. Where did they come from? Why do I believe them to be true?
Think of it as taking off a mask the world has given you and revealing your true authentic self.
‘People mostly fail, not because they are incapable, they fail because they don’t even try.’
Self-improvement is so impactful because it helps you realise how much potential you really have. How far can you really push yourself if you’re still listening to self doubt? Would you then have the capacity to achieve things you previously believed to be out of your reach?
Success isn’t always guaranteed. However, the more confident you are, the more likely you are to give it a try. And, the more you try, the more likely you are to succeed. How exciting is it to think about the new opportunities that may now present themselves to you? And, with your new found confidence; you can grab them with both hands.
You learn how to better understand yourself.
I think it’s fair to say that we all behave in ways that sometimes we don’t like. You may have a pattern of thinking, feelings that arise often or behaviours that don’t really sit well with you, but you continue them anyway.
The reason for this is that you don’t know where they come from. You can begin to think that they’re inherent to you. Something that you can never change.
That however, could not be further from the truth. Self-improvement means a high level of introspection. Why do I behave this way? Where does this behaviour come from? When you’ve managed to figure that out and come up with the answers, everything changes.
Now that you understand the where/why, you can create new behaviours that are more fitting for you. You become the one in charge!
Here is a great article, by Kristi Hedges, where she speaks about the 4 steps to change your behavior for good.
Why should you commit to becoming the best version of yourself?
Deciding to focus on developing ourselves has the ability to improve our lives in more than one area. As we’ve discussed above, when you improve yourself everything else around you falls into place.
You finally find yourself living a life that you previously didn’t believe to be accessible before.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you often dedicated time to improving yourself? What would your relationships with your colleagues and loved ones look like?
What would your relationship with yourself look like? Would you find success in something that just seems to elude you at the moment?
So, how do you begin?
Personal development isn’t about what you don’t have. It’s about what you do and how you go about unlocking it.
Starting your journey to becoming a better version of yourself will make you realise that everything you are looking for has been inside you all along. Maybe you just needed a little bit of help along the way to get there.
Now, this all may sound cliche, but it really is true.
Is there anything connected to your life that has sprung to mind while reading this today? Maybe this is the time to take the leap of faith.
If you’re still unsure about how to go about that, here is another blog on our website: ‘Helpful Hints on How Not to Change’
If bettering yourself has been on your mind, and this blog has made you want to take action, then do get in-touch or explore our upcoming events to find the opportunities to empower yourself and to become the very best version of yourself.
We can’t wait to help you block out the noise and find the true you.