This is how you build momentum through the four steps to self improvement. First, I would like to remind you that self improvement is an on going process not a one time occurrence. It would be beneficial to fall in love with the journey and do your best to remember who YOU are and why YOU are here.
When you decide to “dig in” and live your life becoming the best you that you can be, you are going to travel through, not around these 4 steps. Read through the following steps and let me know where you are on the path?
Step One: Self-Discovery
The self-discovery stage starts at your childhood and hopefully if you are dedicated lasts a lifetime. This is the time to find out what you love to do. Some people follow their hearts and are lucky enough to do what they love for a living. Others follow the advice “grow up and get a job” told to you, by fearful well-meaning adults. Often your parents who have your best interest at heart give the same advice.
You end up settling for a job that pays the bills but doesn’t offer you fulfilment. Until one day your inner voice starts to question, “How the hell did I get here?” “Isn’t there more to life then this?”
The answer is YES and you are off to step two!
Step Two: Self-Inventory
The self-inventory stage is full of questions begging to be answered. Why do I think what I think? Why do I believe what I believe? You start to sort things out in your mind during this stage. You begin to understand that most of what you thought were your beliefs and opinions were really just someone else’s fears and phobias. They have been thrust upon you during your domestication process. Oh, sorry, I mean your childhood.
Personal freedom is found at this stage. You begin to figure out what the world means to you. Best of all you find forgiveness here, forgiveness for yourself and others. You begin to research and learn about new ideas and eventually cross paths with authors and resources that will help you move forward.
It’s now that you begin to realize that life looks and feels better from the perspective of love rather than fear. You wonder, “Am I allowed to share my new findings and truths with others?” All of a sudden you feel compelled to spread the word through the joy of your new found discovery.
The answer is YES you can and you are off to step three!
Step Three: Self-Motivation
The self-motivation stage is where you find your courage. You discover a new world of books, seminars, videos and workshops. You’re like a child again, devouring everything you can get your hands on. You find others that are just like you. Your new ideas are validated and encouraged by other like minded people. You gain knowledge and you use this in your life to make changes. Conscious growth begins to take place.
Your life starts to come together and your confidence builds. You start gaining momentum by listening to and then applying the teachings of spiritual and personal development leaders. They give you the step by step directions to make positive changes. You start to discover your real power and purpose.
You remember that you are good enough, worthy enough and ready to stand up and create the life you desire. This happens in you mind, body and soul. Then it “hits” you and you think, “Do I really have what it takes to follow my heart and become…?”
The answer is YES and you are off to step four!
Step Four: Self-Change
In the Self-Change step you begin to apply the lessons you have learnt. Your effort bears fruit. You are on your way to doing what you love. You notice people responding to your positive energy and you bring out the best in others.
It wasn’t long ago that you were where they are now. You have found the courage to take what you have learned through your long hard journey of self-discovery, self-inventory and self-motivation and use it to help others.
Some of you are ready to become a mentor, a writer or maybe a speaker. What ever it is you decide to do with the love you have found within yourself, you know it will make the world a better place. Some people would suggest that this is why we are all here anyway?
As you travel on your path through these four major steps to self improvement, remember that you are here to touch the world with your uniqueness. You have a unique gift and it’s your task to find it. Find your courage and develop your gifts, the world has never needed you more.
Let me know on which of the 4 steps to self improvement you are at now and if you need help with your journey. Comment below or join me and comment on Facebook