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  • 10
    Myths & Truths
    Self Improvement
    Letting go of the myths and applying the true principles of Self Improvement
  • Self- improvement means making improvements in your personality according to your needs.
    The most important self-improvement tip is to find out the faults in yourself work on these faults to overcome them. Personality development is very important if you want to stay ahead of others in the society. Here are 10 myths and truths about self improvement that we must know :
  • Myth # 1 : You Bloom Where You Are Planted
    Truth: This is in fact very far from the truth. How and where you are born does not mean that you need to stay that way and accept it for being your destiny. Life is what you make of it and as long as you are healthy and free, anything is possible.
  • “I'm going to get through this; I'm going to be fine. The power to do it is all in my mind.” - Cindy Wagner
  • Myth # 2 : Self Improvement Means Making Big Change
    Truth: Self improvement starts by making tiny little changes, taking it step-by-step and day by day. You may not even notice any visible results for weeks, but over time your efforts will reward you with the kind of big change that you wanted right from the start.
  • “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but
    make it hot by striking.”- William B. Sprague
  • Myth # 3 : We Must Spend Fortunes On Self Help Material
    Truth: To get better at something can be very cheap. If you are willing to do the research and do enough digging, it is amazing how many free resources there are for any area that you want to improve in. If you do not have a lot of money to spend to get better at something, search the internet, go to your local library or find a mentor or ask someone who is already successful.
  • “If you want to succeed in the world, you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.” - John B. Gough
  • Myth # 4 : Self Improvement Is for Losers
    Truth: The total opposite is true. By knowing and admitting your weakness, and by actively setting out to do something about them, you are courageous and deserve respect. It is usually the people who believe this myth who end up living their lives below par.
  • “A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.”
    - Eric Berne
  • Myth # 5 : “I’ve Tried Self Improvement, It Doesn’t Work!”
    Truth: Self improvement is hard work. That being said, with hard work, dedication and persistence, it is possible to improve any area in your life with dramatic results. Just be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Self improvement is a constant journey of setting course for your goals and adjusting yourself when you deviate off course.
  • “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Myth # 6 : Self Improvement Is All Just About Positive Thinking
    Truth: Positive thinking definitely a part of self improvement. However, you do not get incredible results just by thinking about making the improvements. You need to take action and make the change happen. Learn from your mistakes and remember that a failure is not a failure until you give up trying completely.
  • “Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
    Willing is not enough; we must do.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • Myth # 7 : The Motivation Does Not Last
    Truth: Some of us are not self-motivated and getting temporarily motivated by something or someone else is the first step towards becoming self-motivated. Sometimes that is exactly the nudge we need to get ourselves into action. The point of self improvement is to change our bad habits or adopt new ones. A habit is automatic, so once we create it, it is there to stay. For good.
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”- Aristotle
  • Myth # 8 : Self Improvement Does Not Work For Everybody
    Truth: It is an excuse that our Lizzard brains (read Linchpin – Seth Godin) have created in order for us to stay in our comfort zone and not venture into the unknown by attempting to get better at certain things. Anybody can get better at anything. Some people may take longer and may find it harder, but with determination and enough practice, anybody can get better.
  • “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” - Samuel Johnson
  • Myth # 9 : Medication Is The Only Solution For Many Psychological & Physical Problems
    Truth: Medication usually only treats the symptoms and not the cause of the problem. Besides that, most medication is unnatural and bad for the body. Alternative healing methods like accupuncture and EFT have shown incredible results in treating both physical and psychological problems without the use of any medication whatsoever. We will rather opt for a natural solution through rest, diet or EFT).
  • “We are still masters of our fate.We are still captains of our souls.”- Winston Churchill
  • Myth # 10 : Self Improvement Is Boring
    Truth: Self improvement is what you make of it. It is loads of fun. Applying new habits to get more success. Connecting with like-minded people or finding mentors. There is so much to learn and the chances are big that some very interesting opportunities will come your way as you embark on your journey of improving certain areas of your life.
  • “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” - Samuel Smiles
  • “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart,
    of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Thank You Very Much
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