10 Things You Should Do Daily To Improve Your Personal Development
Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better?
Self development is like an art itself, and it takes a lifetime of practice to master. The more you grow, the more wiil realize there is so much out there you don’t know. For sure, there is always something about ourselves we can improve on. The human potential is limitless, so it’s impossible to reach a point of no growth. Whenever we think we are good, we can be even better.
That said, here are 10 things you can do in your daily life to improve your personal development.
1.Read about what you want to improve.
Do you want to get better at a certain skill? Read about it. Read books that explain that in detail. The more books you read, the more wisdom you expose yourself to. Want to be more productive? Outgoing? Confident? All these topic areas have books upon books you can study from–and by reading about it, it’ll always stay top of mind.
2.Wake up early.
Waking up early (say, 5-6am) has been acknowledged by many (Anthony Robbins, Robin Sharma, among other self-help gurus) to improve your productivity and your quality of life. It’s because when you wake up early, your mindset is already set to continue the momentum and proactively live out the day. Seth recently wrote a waking up early series which you should check out to help cultivate this habit.
3.Find others to push you and train with.
Self development is not just a solo game. In fact, the best self development is done with others in some capacity. Spend time with people who are working on similar things as you, and you’ll find yourself growing with them at a faster rate than if you had tried to do it all alone.
4.Quit a bad habit.
Are there any bad habits you can lose? Oversleeping? Not exercising? Being late? Slouching? Nail biting? Smoking? Try everyday to stop at least one bad habit!
5.Reflect and ask feedback at the end of each day.
If you really want to take self development seriously you need to be constantly aware of how you can improve. And the only way to know how to improve is if you reflect and ask yourself where and how you still need some work.
Asking for feedback gives us an additional perspective. Some people to approach will be friends, family, colleagues, boss, or even acquaintances, since they will have no preset bias and can give their feedback objectively.
6.Learn from people who inspire you.
Self development is not easy, but it’s helpful to look people you admire and who inspire you. These people reflect certain qualities you want to have for yourself too.So you should have the right inspiration, motivation, or even just daily reminders of how you can continue moving forward on your journey.
7.Get a mentor.
There’s no faster way to improve than to have someone work with you on your goals. A mentor can be anyone from a peer who knows something you don’t, and you want to learn, all the way up to someone vastly more experienced who is willing to take you under their wing.
8.Measure your progress.
Regardless of how ethereal the thing that you want to work on is, you have to find some way to measure your progress. It’s the only way you’ll really know if you are moving in the right direction–and when/where to pivot as you go along.
Self development doesn’t happen overnight. It happens slowly and deliberately. Consistency is what creates truly meaningful change–and this is what makes the process so difficult for people. It’s not that you pop and pill and you’re done. You don’t do it once and you’re “fixed.” Self development is a daily practice and lifestyle.
10.Avoid negative people.
Jim Rohn says, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. Wherever we go, there are bound to be negative people. Don’t spend too much of your time around them if you feel they drag you down.