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Improvement~ Cat's Challenge Day 5

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The question of the day is what can I improve on? That question's immediate response for me is "Everything !" Which is probably the answer I should work on-it is easy for me to be all or nothing-and that is so self-defeating! I have the following thoughts about Improvement that I try to keep in mind...

#1. Believe in self improvement and the ability to change.

Simple. There is no sense in committing to a self improvement plan if you do not genuinely believe in your own ability to grow, to change and to develop. Self improvement takes time- make sure you put the necessary time in, itís first necessary to genuinely believe that you are able to grow and to change.

#2. Recognize your own strengths
It is important in self improvement to recognize where you currently are in life. Self improvement is often about the future, about goals down the line, but itís important to know where you are now, both in the positive and in the negative.

#3. Recognize your own weaknesses
The second half of the above. You need to be honest with yourself both in the positive and in the negative. Only by recognizing where you currently are can you truly gain control over where you will go.

#4. Develop self awareness
How do you do it? The answer is quite simple. Keep a journal. Every night before bed, write for ten minutes about the day. Ask yourself what you succeed in, what you could have done better, what youíre happy about and unhappy about etc.

#5. Learn and Discover

Learning really is integral to the entire self improvement process. Self improvement, after all, is all about learning about yourself, about people in general ,about psychology, spirituality and other subjects. It is a natural demand of any self improvement plan that you embrace a love of learning.

#6.Do not be too hard on yourself
There is a very fine line between recognizing your strengths and weaknesses and simply being too hard on yourself. In self improvement, it is imperative to be honest with yourself without being hard on yourself. You want to develop, but you want to feel good about it. For this reason, it is imperative that you always keep your own happiness, peace of mind and mental health as the top-most priorities. If you ever feel that you are becoming too hard on yourself, back off. Yes, self improvement is about pushing yourself, but itís about pushing yourself through positivity and through encouragement, rather than pushing yourself by constantly criticizing yourself.

#7. Change takes time
It is important not to feel that you need to see results now. Rushing is a major major weakness. Whether youíre trying t o lose weight, to get in shape, to train your brain. . . whatever goal you have, rushing is never the answer. When we rush we feel stressed and being stressed in counterproductive. Recognize that self improvement takes time.

#8.Some things are out of your control
Recognize that not everything is within your control. At times, things will go wrong. Outside influences may interfere or there may be some reason why you simply canít keep to your self improvement plan. Again, back off and give yourself a break. Any self improvement plan that makes you feel stressed out isn't going to last in the long run.

#9. Share with others~

Sharing your challenges & successes help both you & others.Supporting & motivating each other is a definite winning strategy!

That's all folks-for now-lol. Have a great day!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 3/10/2013 10:31PM

    Thanks for being my sounding board, Sami! Gee, it's funny how your list seems to mesh right in with learning to love yourself. emoticon Super blog!

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    Such great motivation and inspiration coming from your blog each and every day. It is a joy to read!!!!!

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    What great ways to improve yourself. Thanks!

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JANIEWWJD 3/8/2013 12:14AM

    There is always room for improvement!!!! emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 3/7/2013 11:22PM

    emoticon as always emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/7/2013 11:10PM

    I am going to print this out tomorrow. What a gem!

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ANNA907 3/7/2013 11:08PM

    Great way to end the blogs!

Have a great night and soon to be TGIF

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CHERIJ16 3/7/2013 10:56PM

    You are so talented and wise too! emoticon

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CAROL6X 3/7/2013 8:51PM

    I loved the blog-it is great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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LOVESLIFE48 3/7/2013 7:35PM

    Thank you Sami!! Another winner!!! emoticon emoticon

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JESSICABOOTY 3/7/2013 7:33PM

    I just love the way you teach us with every blog. So positive and clever. Love you

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DLDMIL 3/7/2013 7:24PM

    emoticon emoticon for a very thought provoking blog.

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GABIBEAR 3/7/2013 6:48PM

    Thank you Sami! That was wonderful!! Great job!!

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PHOENIX1949 3/7/2013 6:23PM

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1CRAZYDOG 3/7/2013 5:32PM

    THAT'S one to remember . . . if plan A doesn't work, there's 25 more letters! Indeed! HUGS!

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OJ_2_OK 3/7/2013 5:32PM

    Awesome blog!

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JANEMARIE77 3/7/2013 5:15PM

    what a wonderful thoughtful blog great info thanks dear

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TKOVACH1 3/7/2013 4:58PM

    Loved the blog!
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JUMPINJULIE 3/7/2013 4:41PM

    love your blog.

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    I am wanting to make some changes for the better too. Great advice.

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1BEACHWALKER 3/7/2013 2:33PM

    Such a great blog!!! Very motivating! Love the quotes and especially the guinea pig one! emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 3/7/2013 9:43AM


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SKINNYPOWELL1 3/7/2013 9:18AM

    #8 has always been my trouble spot, but these last few months I have been working on it diligently, I think I'm at Plan # or F by now. Great blog, we all have room for improvement.

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FUNKY5RED 3/7/2013 9:03AM

    The thoughts are self-improvement are good. I really like the part about self-awareness. Good job!

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/7/2013 8:43AM

    I thinks the quote " You cannot change your destination overnight, you can change your direction." is helpful. We can keep our eyes on the destination and adjust our personal routes. emoticon

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