3 steps to improve life

My little guide to keep growing and moving forward

Being able to stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself it’s a difficult task. I’m not talking physically, I refer to the mental mirror where you stare right at the person that you are and start wondering which things you need to change. I recently decided to take a look and figure out which things are meant to be saved and which have to be left in the past.

In the end, I used my work and life experiences to come up with a simple, yet important list of things to do, in order to kick-start your “life improving mission”.

  1. Identify

Look at yourself from a 3rd person point of view, narrate every step you are taking, sometimes break the 4th dimension and look at the camera, and just offer a simple opinion of who you are, of what you are doing and if it’s worth saving. Like any project the first thing you need to do is identify all the tasks, once identified, you prioritise and organise them into groups and you take care of each them following a plan. Identifying the tasks is vital; extrapolate this into your life and start fixing.

2. Commit

You already know what to do, you already know what to fix and most importantly you already know how to fix it, but you rather go watch the game, or go out with your friends or procrastinate. We are all victims of the excuses we give ourselves to not do the things we need to in order to make our lives better. It’s a flaw we all humans share, the difference between those who get it and those who don’t is how committed we are to the goal. As Napoleon Hill once said “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” When you commit, do it for real, give it a date, give it a real purpose and remind yourself every day of the purpose and always have your goal in mind, this way you won’t lose the drive to keep on marching.

3. Feedback

If you are smart enough to identify what’s wrong, and to do the things you find necessary to fix your problems, you are smart enough to know you are not in this alone. After you set your goals and set yourself into the road of improvement always pay attention to those around you who love you, who will put your needs first and respect you; because even though you are capable of noticing when things are happening, it’s good to have someone that will reassure you that you are in the right path.

Identify → Commit → Get the Feedback → Repeat; this little cycle will let you make each step better and better.

Originally published at nagh.wordpress.com on February 19, 2013. Some editions made.

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