Posted on Mar 02, 2007 | Comments 1
Why there is a need for self improvement? Why not just go through life staying exactly how we are today? Life is full of changes.
If you donâ€™t believe; tomorrow, pay strict attention to the details in your day.
Make a List of Things That Change
Keep a list of things you notice that remained same and things that have changed; little things, big things, things that are important and things that are so unimportant that you barely notice them at all.
Read your list out loud at the end of the day and you will be surprised by looking at the number of changes you witnessed in just one day.
Now do you believe that life is full of changes? Therefore, why shouldnâ€™t you change too? Hopefully you will be changing for the better.
Nobody wants to make changes that worsen the things for themselves. You can improve the things for you by making things better.
Finances, relationships, education, self-esteem, weight, physical appearance, skill level, and talent are some areas that people like to improve.
As human beings we are all designed to grow physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The process cannot be stopped, even if we wanted to. A baby grows right before our eyes, or so it seems.
Sometimes, we learn without even trying, as we adapt to the new information when new experiences happen to us and before we know it we have changed and in the change we have improved from what we used to be.
Growing is a natural process. In the process of growing, babies and young children explore their world and learn, mostly out of curiosity about the things and events that surround them. Adults can become set in their ways and used to how things are and tend to be resistant to change.
Thus in order to make a change or improvement in the way we do things, we have to make a conscious effort. Adults observe something about our appearance or about our life and when we do not like what we see, we decide to change it for the better by making improvements.
Sometimes we feel improvements are essential because we are forced to make the change. An example of a forced change would be when you find out that your wife is expecting triplets and you live in a one-bedroom apartment. You may not plan the pregnancy, but your future children will need to have some place to sleep.
You and your future family will fit in a one-bedroom apartment. The forced changes that you might be facing in such situations are to accommodate your growing family may be: job-hunting for a job with a higher salary and a house with at least 3 bedrooms, 4 preferably.
Self-improvements may be forced upon us like in the case of a boss telling his employee that he will need to take a class in computer science otherwise he will lose his job. The employee will improve himself by taking a computer course in order to save his job.
As We Desire to Have
Sometimes, we make improvements as we desire to have something that we do not have at the present time. An example would be a young woman in order to attract a husband of wealth and breeding may decide to make improvements to her physical self, and to her character.
The single mom may take GED class at her local community center, so that she may improve her chances of finding employment. She also enrolls in a job placement service so that she can take classes on resumeâ€™ writing and how to improve her interviewing skills.
Another example would be the woman who falls in love with a cute yellow bikini will desire to improve her waistline, in order that she will look good in the bikini next summer.
There are many reasons for a person to decide to set self-improvement goals. Regardless of what the reasons are, improving your financial state, your education, your job prospects, or your health will definitely make you feel better about yourself.