Is Continuous Self Improvement Really The Key To Success? – If you’re trying to change your life, then there are a dozen ways to go about it. One of the easiest and most effective is by committing yourself to continuous self-improvement on a daily basis. Instead of doing it all at once, you want to focus on getting a little better every day. This is something which Anthony Roberts talks about in his book, Awaken the Giant Within. In this book he refers to it as C.A.N.I (continuous and never-ending improvement.) There are several reasons why this type of thinking is so powerful. Here are a few of them:
Why You Should Focus On Continuous Self Improvement
A lot of people are totally gung-ho about personal development. This is exactly the same as making new year’s resolutions. They get pumped up and excited and spend a massive amount of effort getting ready for their new life. But what happens then? Eventually this motivation fades and they go back to their old life. All that time spent writing out their goals, fails to materialize into anything. It’s like people who go to the gym in January and then give it up for the rest of the year.
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And this is what you really have to understand. You see, a wise man once said that discipline is better than motivation. This is why continuous self-improvement is really the key to bettering your life. Instead of trying to do it all at once, you need to see this process as a journey. You have to focus on making small, incremental changes, and do this every day of your life. Sometimes you may have to keep this up for years. Here’s another powerful quote: most people overestimate what they can do in a year, and underestimate what they can do in ten years.
The point is that change takes time. This is why it’s far better to focus on continuous self-improvement, instead of going at it with guns a blazing. This also helps you avoid another problem, which is the problem of giving up or taking breaks. This is another huge issue which prevents people from changing their lives. They work on something intensely for a few weeks and then stop, and then a month or two later, they begin the process again. Obviously, stopping and starting like this is not a good idea. If you do this, reaching your goals is a lot harder, and eventually you may give up completely.
And this brings us to the final thing which you have to realize. What you really want to do is create daily habits. The best thing to is find actions which will support your goals, and then make them a habit. This way you’ll make steady progress towards your goals, no matter what happens.
Finally, focusing on continuous self-improvement is just easier. For example, let’s say you’re trying to quit smoking. Trying to quit cold turkey is extremely difficult. There’s a good chance you’ll fail, and pick up smoking again. But what if you focused on smoking less every day. Maybe you could focus on cutting down by one cigarette per day, or week. Over time you’d eventually cut down, become less addicted to cigarettes, and eventually quit completely. As you can see, this is far easier than going cold turkey.