Self improvement is a continuous battle. As you work toward mental growth, you dig into who and what you must compare it with who you are. Who do you want to be? As you dig into something, you amplify it, motivating you to take action. Your work is the behavior that lives behind your shadows. The work is separate from your practice.
Work versus practice.
Your work is the action that builds your future. Growth of any form is done in your shadows, and your work is a direct cause of this growth. This work takes you to your future self. The work differs from your practice, bringing money to your pocket or your daily routine. Your practice is where you do things daily to get your entire day in order.
If you want to move from where you are to where you want to be, you must reflect on the knowledge you expect to take you there. Everybody requires personal development work with the sole aim of constant self-improvement.
Putting in the work to find self improvement.
A fundamental question you should always have in mind is, who do I want to be? How do I want to be? Where do I want to be?
The answers to these questions influence your choice of self improvement.
Think of different situations and scenarios and ask yourself who you want to be in that story. Look at your present behavior and habits and ask if it’s sufficient to take you where you want to be. The work is an integral aspect of self-development that you can’t afford to ignore.
Why is mental growth critical to success?
People often experience stagnancy, unhappiness, and painful life experiences because they haven’t let go of what no longer serves them.
At each point in your life, behaviors are necessary to sustain you in that stage, and behaviors are required to help you get to the next step. Taking on the challenge of personal work enables you to modify your behaviors to excel in every stage of life.
To expand your capacity, understand what behavior limits your ability and what behavior is restraining you from gaining new information necessary for self improvement.
The takeaway: the path to self improvement.
The path to self improvement never ends. It s a constant journey of mental growth. Who do you want to be? Visualize who your future self is and become that person now. Your work is essential to your growth. You must first do the work to build the practice.
We are usually attracted to the opposite of our energy. You can always use this to examine your behavior and work on it towards becoming a better person and finally living the life you desire.