Dr Eric Amidi
Eric Amidi explores various topics in self improvement as they relate to personal life and business. He is a scientist with background in Quantum and Particle Physics, and extended experience in Neural Networks and mathematical models that simulate human brain.
Various methods and challenges in self development can be traced back to how human brain works as a system. Be sure to check out the blog pages and its thought-provoking articles.
How Self Improvement Can Change Your Life
By incorporating self-improvement into your life, you can greatly improve your well-being, and be on your way to enjoying each day to the fullest. If you are wondering what self-improvement can do for you, here are some pointers on various ways that self-improvement can have a positive impact on your entire life, making you happier and more successful in all you do.
What Is Self-Improvement?
Self-Improvement is the act of improving your life in any area, whether it’s work, career, relationships, or personal life and goals. Many people evaluate what is going on in their lives, and if they find there is something wrong or that they are not happy with, they take steps to improve it. It helps people have a more positive outlook on life in general, and as a result, the person practicing the self-improvement feels that they are happier and more fulfilled. If you are not living life to your fullest potential, you may want to consider self-improvement.
There is no right or wrong way to improve yourself. Whatever you feel will benefit you is what you need to do. Let the people in your life know that you are working on self-improvement, and talk to people who can have a positive influence on your efforts. There is no set amount of time you will need in order to improve yourself. Self-improvement comes from within, and it helps you believe in yourself. You are the only one who can decide when you have fulfilled your life goals.
Remember that self-development is not a destination, but a journey. As you improve, you expand your awareness about yourself, laying out the groundwork for your next level of improvement.
Why Should I Improve Myself?
People choose to work on self-improvement for many different reasons. It may be that they feel they are not living up to their potential in terms of their career. Or, it may be that they feel that they are not getting anything out of their current relationships. When someone realizes that they constantly have a negative outlook on life, they often choose to make positive changes. Self-improvement can help you live a better quality of life, it can help with health and well-being, and it can help you succeed in your personal and professional goals.
Some people choose to work on self-improvement because they have come to the realization that they have low-self esteem or lost self-esteem. This may be holding them back from many things, both personal and professional. Perhaps they are looking for a way to get it back.
Also, people choose to work on self-improvement to overcome fears that are holding them back. Fears and phobias can create a barrier in someone’s life, preventing them from living life to the fullest. By working towards getting rid of these fears, someone can overcome limitations that they have previously placed on themselves and reach new levels of success that they never thought possible.
Among the many reasons for self-development, one stands out as the most precious; the self-awareness. There’s no knowledge more valuable than knowing yourself. Self-awareness results in true contentment and happiness.
However, you cannot attain self-awareness by theoretical analysis of your self. Only, when you embark on the journey of self-discovery that you begin to see your faults, test your limitations, and aspire to shatter them.
How Do I Know If I Need Self-Improvement?
There is no “diagnosis” for someone who needs self-improvement. It is a personal choice, and it is done for personal reasons. While others can suggest self-improvement as a way to be happier, there are no specific “symptoms” of someone who needs to work on improving themselves.
A person who ultimately decides to work on self-improvement must make the decision for themselves to live a more productive life. They must choose to be physically and mentally happier, and they must find ways to make this happen. If you wish that you could improve things about yourself, you must be able to identify whatever it is that needs fixing. Only when you have made the commitment to improve yourself will your journey to self-improvement be successful.
Some people think that self-improvement is for people with faults and flaws. They may even shun self-development as an admission to faults. They cannot be farther from the truth. Everyone needs self-development. No matter how far you have traveled along this path, there are new uncharted territories to discover within, as self-development is not a destination that you can arrive at.
Ironically, those who think they don’t need self-development, are the ones who need it most.
What Is The Psychology Behind Self-Improvement?
Self-Improvement starts with mindset. There is no magic cure for improving yourself, you have to make it happen. First, you need to recognize your faults, as well as your strengths. You will be fixing your faults and building upon your strengths.
Setting goals is an important part of self-improvement. When you are embarking upon a journey to be happier, you need to know where you are going and how you are planning on getting there.
You can’t just wake up one morning and say “I want to change” or “I want to be happier” and just expect it to magically happen. Ask yourself why you want to change. Do you need to eliminate negative factors from your life? Or perhaps you need to find a way to turn these negatives into positives. Whatever the need, it is completely up to you to do it for yourself. While you can seek advice from a friend or a professional, remember, they can only make suggestions. The actual work is to be done by you.
Remember that habits can be changed. If you start every day by waking up and focusing on all of the negative aspects of the day, force yourself to wake up and focus on the positive aspects. Before long, your habit will be changed for the better. The way you perceive yourself is all in your mind. You and only you can control your thoughts.
How Will Self-Improvement Help Me?
Self-Improvement can help you in any way you choose. Consider the following scenario:
You work for a company where you are fully qualified for a promotion, however, year after year, your less qualified co-workers are being promoted over you. You use the excuse that your boss “just doesn’t like you”. You try to figure out why, and you realize that you are constantly negative about your work. Rather than embracing each opportunity as a way to learn and grow, you complain about each task. Finally, you decide to approach your job with a positive attitude. You make it a point to smile throughout the day, you have a newfound eagerness to learn as many new skills as you can, and you are happy to take on new tasks and help others. Before long, you find yourself getting that promotion that you’ve been wanting.
Self-improvement just helped you in your career. You used to go through every day blaming others for your setbacks, rather than blaming it on your negative attitude. Once you made the decision to change this, you found that you created a more healthy work environment for yourself, where you were able to reach your goals.
This is one of many ways which self-improvement can help you. It may not only mean that you have a negative attitude that you need to change. You can be a positive person and still benefit from self-improvement. It could be that you sell yourself short because you are scared to take chances. Or, you don’t have the confidence that you need to move forward with certain aspects of life. Self-improvement can help you by removing the invisible barriers that you have placed upon yourself. You’ll find that you are presented with new opportunities, whether it’s a career opportunity, an opportunity regarding a romantic relationship, or any other opportunity that life has.
The greatest benefit
The greatest benefit of self-development is knowing yourself. The moment you can see yourself objectively, like an outside observer, you transcend to a new level. At this level, you are no longer victim of your emotions and limiting thoughts, but the director of your new life.
Once you become self-aware, you begin to see with clarity, what holds you back in reaching your goals, what are the sources of your fears, and what you need to do and in many cases simple actions to take to remove them.
Is Self-Improvement Worth It?
You may be asking yourself if it is worth it to embark on a self-improvement journey. Only you can decide that. If you truly want to change for the better, then the journey of self-improvement is well worth the effort. You can be healthier, happier and more productive.
Those who choose to improve themselves enjoy a better quality of life. Lack of confidence or self-esteem, and a negative attitude or mindset can cause you to feel mentally and physically ill. It puts stress on your mind and body. When you choose to let this go, you find that you are functioning at your best each and every day.
Self-improvement can give you the motivation you need to accomplish your goals. Imagine the following:
You have always had an interest in architecture and design, and you would like to pursue it further. Everyone around you has always told you that it is extremely hard, and chances are, you will fail. Rather than doing what would make you happy, which is following your interest, you listen to the negative comments and go about life being unhappy. You do this because you let yourself believe that you will fail because that is what people are telling you.
You wake up one day and realize that you want to follow your dreams, regardless of what others have to say about it. So what if they tell you it is “too hard”? You know in your heart that this is what you want and that you can absolutely do it. Without wasting one more day, you start researching schools that offer the courses you would like to take, and you choose a school and enroll. Four years later, you graduate with the degree that you’ve always dreamed of. Now, you have the job you’ve always wanted and you are happy as a result.
You’ve just completed a journey of self-improvement and reached a goal as a result! You wake up every day feeling motivated to do what you love, and you have a positive outlook on life. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Was it hard? Yes, it certainly was. However, the benefits outweighed the difficulties.
Can Self-Improvement Really Change My Life?
If you want self-improvement to change your life, then it will. No one can stop you from reaching the goals you want to reach and living a happy and healthy life. When you decide that you need self-improvement in order to change for the better, you will realize that you are the one who has been holding yourself back. Once you choose to stop doing this, self-improvement will change your life.
How Do I Get Started On My Journey Toward Self-Improvement?
Ask yourself what it is that you want to change. Do you want to improve your career? Your physical health? Your mental health? Your personal relationships? Next, make a list of what you want the outcome to be. Perhaps you are stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere simply because it is easy and comfortable. You imagine yourself falling in love with someone else. You need to take steps toward making that happen. Figure out exactly what you want to do, and how you are going to do it.
Or, your goal may be that you want to lose weight so you can look and feel better, but you don’t know where to start. Begin by making a list. Ask yourself why you want to make the change and how it will benefit you. Then, make a list of the steps you will take toward accomplishing your goal.
Finally, you need to make a commitment to yourself to stick to the steps until you reach the goal that you set out to accomplish. Hold yourself accountable. When you commit to success, it can easily be achieved.
Also, it is important to remember to ask for help if you need it. Make sure others around you know that you are on a self-improvement journey. They can be important resources in providing the support you need to move forward in a positive way. If you need advice, ask a trusted friend. Although the people around you cannot improve your life for you, they can be sources of motivation and inspiration.
Here are few rules to keep in mind along your path:
- Motion creates emotion: Most people wait around for a motivation to start this journey. They procrastinate until stress of problems and issues motivates them to take action. The truth is that action does not come after motivation. It’s other way around. Motivation comes when you start moving. So get started even though, if it’s slow at first.
- Small steps lead to great results: Any task, no matter how big, can be broken into small steps. Once you start with small steps and see the signs of being on the right track, you naturally accelerate towards your goals.
- Avoid perfectionism: The path of self-discovery and development is not a straight path to the top. It has setbacks. It’s 2 steps forward, 1 step backward. Be kind and forgiving to yourself. Allow mistakes and setbacks. Remember that self-development is a journey, not a destination.
Self-improvement is an exciting journey. It can change your life in any way that you choose. Remember, never let another person tell you that there is anything you can not do, and don’t hold yourself back from anything that you want. There are ways and reasons to go after anything that you set your mind to. If you tell yourself that something is not possible, you are making it impossible. On the contrary, if you tell yourself that your goals are within reach, then they will be.
Self-improvement begins and ends with you. You set the goals for your own life. By removing the limitations that you’ve placed upon yourself, you will be able to reach new heights personally and professionally, and you can live a healthy life.