Acknowledging your weaknesses, and the fact that you must take measures to correct them, is a critical first step toward achieving your personal development goals. Following are a set of self-help tips that can guide you toward helping yourself.
You must know your own values to come up with a self improvement plan. Focusing on areas you don’t value, doesn’t make sense. Instead, spend your time and energy on areas in your life you wish to develop that also synchronize with your personal values. Positive changes that you make in your life are more likely to stay with you if they coincide with your value system.
Compliment other people. Try to replace any negative comments with positive ones, and see if this helps you become more positive as an individual.
Create a fund specifically for emergencies. Each time an unexpected expense crops up, it seems we wind up adding it to our credit cards. If you put back just a few dollars every week you will quickly build up an emergency fund. This fund will help you grow in the short and long term, our debt will go down and not grow.
Start each morning believing that it will be better that day than it was the day before. Put the effort that is needed to accomplish this. Keep aiming higher and higher. This attitude will help you stay motivated and focused on your development, so improve something daily.
You may find that meeting and talking with a spiritual or secular counselor a rewarding experience. These individuals are trained to listen to your problems and are highly skilled. They are ready to listen and to analyze certain things that will have you on the path to enlightenment. Talking these issues through with someone who is a professional will help you be healthier and happier in the long term.
Once you have tried these suggestions, log any mental or emotional changes. Do not be so hard on yourself.