How to Self Improvement

The Art Of Self Improvement  

There’s no doubt about it: Self Improvement is big business. No matter where we look we seem to see men attired in business suits and fancy haircuts. Sporting dinky little ear-piece microphones, they speak to us as though we were attending the annual general meeting of their multi-national self-development business which, I suppose, isn’t that far from the truth.

They speak to us in sound-bites; “I’m gunna show you how…”, “you just need to follow my plan: no thought required; just follow the plan”. Success and winning, they preach to the audience, are a sure thing.

But is self development a sure thing? If, like me, you believe self development is a life journey that is never completed, you know that the only sure thing is that the search for self development is far from being a sure thing. The journey will entail more failures than successes, more loss than gain and more self-doubt than we think we can endure. The only way to improve one’s self is to challenge the habits and assumptions we have gathered along the way. To go out on a limb with no guarantee of finding what we want takes courage. No ‘success plan’ would contemplate such a course of action!

So, if we can’t get succor from the self improvement ‘gurus’, who can we turn to?

The answer, I believe, is to look to the people who have always explored every single aspect of the human condition. They did not always find the answer, but they all had courage. They are of course, the world’s artists.

How can a painting help us toward our goal of self improvement you might ask? Well, some paintings help to bring serenity and a feeling of inner peace; I feel this whenever I look at an Impressionist painting, especially paintings by Berthe Morisot. She was never recognized as a great artist during her lifetime; she was relegated to the category of “feminine” artists because of her usual subject matter

Self Improvement And Success Go Hand In Hand

How do you know if a person is willing to attain self improvement? This is a question with no definite answer. It will all depend on the individual.

Many people have goals, dreams or ambitions but do not know how to go about achieving them. They may have thought about what would make up self improvement and their ideal life, but have no idea how to even begin to make the plans and take the actions required to make them a reality.


Some people have a vague idea on how to go about self improvement. These are the ones that believe that if only they had a better job, or had been given better opportunities, or met the love of their life, or whatever else, everything would be fine and they would be happy.

They feel that their happiness or lack of happiness is decided by external factors and their thoughts and actions are of little consequence.

Some believe that if only they had more money they could have whatever they want and be on their way to self improvement.

They may have spent little time thinking about what they actually want from life, and do not really believe there is anything they can do to create their fuzzy version of utopia anyway, apart from buying more lottery tickets.

Other people do not even know what they actually want from their lives and may even have little idea what would really makes them happy. They seem to just drift from day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year, and do little more than just about get by.

They may have seemingly secure jobs and be earning enough to live relatively comfortable lives. They seem happy enough and have no great ambition to achieve anything more from their lives than they currently have.

Is self improvement important?

The reality is that throughout our lives we are all constantly growing and developing. Circumstances make us grow and develop, even if we do not make the conscious decision to do so.

Up to a certain age, we learn through formal education and we continue to learn through our experiences for the rest of our lives. We have to learn and grow to deal with everything that life throws at us. We all have to go through self improvement.

Modern life moves at a dramatically faster pace than at anytime in history. For anyone living in modern society there are more opportunities to do anything that you want to do with your life than ever before.

But there is also more competition than ever before, and ever changing technology means that there really are few, if any ‘jobs for life’ anymore. It is now normal not only to change jobs quite often throughout our working lives, but even to completely change careers and industries.

Because the workplace is so competitive, people who are ambitious and hungry for success know they need to learn new skills and knowledge to keep ahead of the pack. To attain this, self improvement is needed.

These are the people that will be most likely to keep their jobs, or progress within their chosen field, or that will be readily employable in different organizations or industries.

A commitment to self improvement and personal growth may well be the deciding factor in how anyone’s future will turn out.

Success and motivation strategies in life

Inspirational and motivational  toughts

You have to keep in mind there are many things you can do with motivation. With the proper inspiration, you will be able to encourage your children, your mate, and even your workers. You will want to keep this in mind when it comes to the business world. You will want to think about the possible success and motivational strategies that you can use in your everyday life. You will want to make sure that you think about the ways that you need motivate and how you think you can use it to make your life just a little bit better.

Self Development And Motivation
As for the strategies, you will want to keep in mind that there are things that you need to do in order to have a fulfilling life. You will want to make sure that you work on being a good role model not only for yourself, but for the sake of others who may look up to you. You will want to also motivate yourself through reading. When you pick up a book you will be able to enhance your life and enrich your education you will also want to create situations for yourself that you will be able to make choices. Even if it is just everyday situations, you will be able to gain your confidence by practicing the art of making a choice. Eventually you will be able to work on who you are and gain a lot of confidence in the decisions that you make.With the motivation, you can find it anywhere. You will find that your friends and family members will keep you motivated and you will also be able to work with your close friends and family so that you can work towards a goal. You will want to use your friends and family members as a support system.

You will also want to practice and then learn how to reward yourself for your efforts. You will want to reward yourself in order to keep your motivation going. You will want to consider the rewards that you indulge in and the acts that you reward yourself for. You don’t want to give yourself silly rewards all the time, but you will have to consider the fact that you will look forward to the rewards.

You will want to make sure that you get positive feedback from your support system and from those who are critiquing you. You will want to consider the fact that there are going to be times where you will feel that someone has it in for you, however, when you learn to gain the confidence, you will be able to handle any and all criticism. You will want to keep in mind that even criticism is validated and you will be able to use it to become better.

For those who are able to use negatives to become a positive, you will be able to work a lot more than others. You will be able to consider yourself as a positive person and you will be radiating with confidence.

Success and motivation seem to go hand and hand. You will want to consider the fact that they both take a lot of work and discipline. You will want to consider the fact that there are a lot of benefits to being a confident and successful person, however, you have to find what works for you in order to become the person that you wish to be. You will want to decide what is best for you to become the person who you wish to be.