Joe Duncan once said, “I am going to get exactly what I want and I’m not going to stop until I get it” This is what you should be telling yourself and also what I have been preaching every other day. How committed are you in bettering yourself? Are you that person who gives up easily or that individual who persevere everything to get what they want? Personal growth is essential because I know you would not love to stay in the same place you are at the moment in the next 5 years. This, therefore, means that you need to commit and be consistent in everything that you do.
Trust me without self-love you will not become better. What does this mean? It means that you have to appreciate and love yourself first. Believe that you are a winner in every task or role you undertake. Be so committed that you would stop what you are doing to see how you are doing. Most of us are always in a hurry to do the next thing that we ignore ourselves. We take into consideration what others think rather than what we think. Bettering yourself, therefore, starts with you as an individual; a positive attitude about your capabilities is key.
The fact of life is; no change will be made until you accept a change must be made. Let us say you want that ideal body, you have to be honest with the degree of change you want to see and start keeping fit. Do not think about it but just say I must commit to doing this right NOW; not when I get a raise at work or when this or that happens. Acknowledge that you do not love where you are in life and commit to working for a better future. This does not mean you are a failure but means you are willing to go the extra mile to be successful.
Self-evaluation is key if you desire to become better. It is important to note down what you want to commit to while evaluating yourself in the process. Why is self-evaluation important? Because you are the only one who knows yourself. You know what you are capable of; both your achievements and failures. Noting all these down will make it easier for you to know what you need to work on more and what you need to change. Personally, I have a self-assessment tool that I use to assess myself. It helps me evaluate whether I am getting better or worse. You can list down what you want to commit to. Let us say in the next two weeks. Trust me you will find yourself working towards achieving that goal.
In the process of bettering yourself, you will have to surround yourself with people who are committed to themselves too. You cannot commit yourself to lose weight and you surround yourself with people who eat junk foods every day. How committed you are will be evident in the kind of company you keep. They should be individuals who will keep pushing you rather than derailing you. In the long run, your efforts will bore fruits and you will be happy just at how far you have come.