Updated: Sep 24
Self-improvement can mean lots of things for anyone. If you wanna be a better person than you are in the past or feel much more confident about yourself, consider working on changing a variety of things. You might wanna change how you feel about yourself or improve how you treat others. Self-improvement comes in different forms, so ask yourself: What does it look like to you? You don't have to look at other people and model your self-improvement based on what they're doing or what their goals are. But if you're serious about embarking on a self-improvement journey like I did when I had my AHA moment with a cancer diagnosis, here are some of the WINNING ways you could make some healthy changes.
Work on a Positive WINNING Attitude
Having a positive WINNING attitude in life can go a very long way. That doesn't mean that you'll always get what you want, but it can teach you how to approach situations in such a way that you grow from it and get better every time. Whether things turn out favorable for you or they don't, a positive attitude will excite you to keep going and reaching for the next goal. If you get it, you WIN! You don't, you learn! So still a WIN! When you train your mind to see the glass half full, you'll be more inclined to thrive and achieve things that you wouldn't dare do if you were in a negative mindset. Only losers play the victim card. A true WINNER always finds the good in every situation no matter how challenging.
Feel More Confident With Your Body
Body confidence often affects how confident you are as a whole. If you feel good about the way you look, you feel comfortable in your skin... and that radiates!!! There are two ways you can work on your body confidence. One way is to start from the outside, by enhancing your looks if it's something that really bothers you for quite a while. Are you considering to get cosmetic surgery because something makes you feel insecure? Go ahead and consult with reputable women cosmetic surgeons. They will totally understand the confidence that having your dream look and body can give you. (I know so from getting a nose job in my younger years! It gave me the media career I've always loved!) Another thing that you can do is work on your thoughts and feelings about your very own reflection in the mirror. Remind yourself that you have amazing gifts and talents to contribute to the world. Knowing you have a great purpose will give you that faith in yourself that you have something beautiful to offer. And that is more than enough.
Keep Learning & Evolving
Lifelong learning is a fantastic way to continually improve yourself. You can always learn new things no matter how old you are. (I'm just learning how to play the ukulele now at 41!) Whether you become proficient in a new language or pick up some DIY skills, it's a great way to expand your horizons, become smarter, and be a more interesting person with lots of tricks under your sleeves. There are all kinds of awesome things that you can acquire a skill in... and you might even find that your new knowledge can open up new, lucrative opportunities in life. You'll never know... something that you've been interested in taking up could lead to a great career change or new network of friends. (In my story, learning blogging and podcasting is my perfect example!)
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
It can be tough to push yourself out of your comfort zone - after all, it's so familiar and comfortable. But if you never challenge yourself to do anything difficult in life, you won't achieve the things that you dream of. The sayings are so true... It takes a lot of guts to have glory and if there's no pain, there's no gain. Getting out of your comfort zone isn't about forcing yourself to do things that you don't want to do. It's about finding the courage to do the things that you want, even if they might scare the hell of you... and that's how you grow, evolve and improve.
So what are you waiting for?! Get on it and work on improving yourself in ways that will support you to meet your dreams and goals. If it means enrolling in a course, learning something from YouTube or asking an expert to teach you their expertise, DO IT! At the end of the day, I can only push you as much. It's only you who can really decide what you want your version 2.0 self to look like. And I'll be here rooting for you as always. GET IT, WINNER! May you be loved, supported and provided for as you explore your very own path to self-improvement. :)