When it comes to finding success, everything comes down to you. If you want to improve your business, improve your life, then the first step is improving yourself. These are just a few simple starting points to get yourself to a more positive mindset and a more active, engaged life.
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Be kind to yourself. – If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend? The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. You must love who you are or no one else will.
If you are an uplifting, helpful voice for those around you, you deserve to be that same uplifting and helpful voice for yourself. Cultivating a life of positivity and love for yourself first will help transform all other areas and pay you greater dividends than you might ever expect. The first step to improving your life is always kindness.
Embrace problems as a natural part of growing. – Part of living and growing up is experiencing unexpected troubles in life. People lose jobs, get sick, and sometimes die in car accidents. When you are younger, and things are going pretty well, this harsh reality can be hard to visualize. The smartest, and oftentimes hardest, thing we can do in these kinds of situations is to be tempered in our reactions. To want to scream obscenities, but to be wiser and more disciplined than that. To remember that emotional rage only makes matters worse. And to remember that tragedies are rarely as bad as they seem, and even when they are, they give us an opportunity to grow stronger.
Help others when you are able. – In life, you get what you put in. When you make a positive impact in someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Love and kindness begets love and kindness.
Narrow your focus. – Concentrate your efforts on smaller and smaller areas. When your efforts are diffused over a wide area they won’t have much of an impact. So focus on smaller areas and your efforts will be felt more fully. It could take time for change to happen, but keep that focus narrow.
We can’t be all things to all people – by bringing your focus down to something specific, you allow yourself to excel in your arena and make a name for yourself. The more specific and advanced you become in your field, the more confidence you will have automatically and the more authority your name will carry with those you want to follow you.
Stretch your comfort zone by trying new things. – Doing the same exact thing every day hinders self growth. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Growth happens when you change things – when you try new things – when you stretch beyond your comfort zone.
Identify the lesson in every situation. – Everything is a life lesson. Everyone you meet, everything you encounter, etc. They’re all part of the learning experience we call ‘life.’ Never forget to acknowledge the lesson, especially when things don’t go your way. If you don’t get a job you wanted or a relationship doesn’t work, it only means something better is out there waiting. And the lesson you just learned is the first step towards it.
– via Marc and Angel Hack Life
Have you ever used any of these methods to improve your life? How can improving yourself change other areas of your life and business?