Self Improvement – 5 questions you should ask yourself
If you are like me, I often view myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course there is ALWAYS room for improvement. It is human nature to want to aspire daily for something deeper and more meaningful in life.
But life can sometimes get in the way, or to put in in plain language, there is often not enough hours in the day to really do all of the things that you want to do or feel the need to do.
Asking yourself these questions can be helpful when you begin to feel bogged down in the daily business of living.
1. What do I really want?
This is of course the question of the ages. There are always dreams and ambitions that need to be nurtured and acted upon. Dreaming without action does not move you forward.
2. Should I really change?
If you are consistently feeling that you are letting yourself down in small or large ways, then the answer should be pretty obvious.
3. What’s the bright side in all of this?
Look at making small, consistent, POSITIVE changes as a journey. If you ensure that each day is 1 percent day than the day before, you are making great changes over a very short period of time. Don’t set impossible goals for yourself. Make goals that ensure that you are just that small bit better than you were yesterday. Consider it along the lines of compound interest! It really adds up quickly.
4. Am I comfortable with myself?
This requires some exploration. Go deep within to find out who you are in the deepest recesses of your authentic heart and soul.
5. Have I done enough for myself?
Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Do you have dreams, wants and wishes that you have convinced yourself that you don’t deserve or will never be able to afford. (Insert your own excuses here). Examine them, discard or discount the excuses and then get busy getting what you really do want for yourself.
So? What really makes you tick? I would love to hear from you! Just leave your comments or questions in the box below.
Author and professional speaker Dr. Jack Singer is a licensed Clinical, Sports and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, author, trainer and consultant. His expertise includes a Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and a Post-Doctorate in Clinical / Sports Psychology.