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How to Change Yourself Within

Updated on July 23, 2021
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Hope is a freelance content writer, specializing in mental health and wellness, personal growth and development, and content marketing.

If you are searching for ways to improve yourself but you can’t seem to make any headway, perhaps you should consider the possibility that you do not really want to change. Self-improvement is really about creating a change within yourself. That inner change then reflects and reverberates in the world around you.

All too often, self-improvement is thought to be some type of science—the best tools to work with, books to learn from, seminars to pump you up. While all of these things are helpful, if you are not changed on the inside, every bit of self-improvement you attempt to apply to yourself will most likely not last very long.

If you are serious about improving yourself and living a fuller life through self-improvement, you can do it. Let’s take a look at how you can begin your transformation through changes within yourself.

Are you ready to change?
Are you ready to change?

Change #1: Stop talking about what you are going to do.

If you only sit around and talk about all the ways you are going to change yourself for the better and never actually start making those changes, it will never happen. You are you. You are the only one who can change who you are, what you do, or how you live. If you want to improve yourself, you have to stop being a talker and start being a doer.

Change #2: Start living your life; don’t keep waiting for tomorrow.

Are you wasting away precious time because you can only dream of what a better future for yourself might be like? Where is all the dreaming getting you? You need goals and dreams. But more than that, you need to get up and start living your life now. If you keep dreaming about all the ways you’ll be a better person in ten years and don’t start living for today, those ten years will pass and you will still be the same person you are today. Live today. Make one tiny change today.

Change #3: Get input from others.

One of the best ways to improve yourself is to get input from other people who know you well. In order to do this though, you need thick skin. Don’t ask for someone’s honest opinion of positive changes you need to make, then get mad at them for telling you the truth. Listen with an open and willing heart and make notes of what you’re told. You will gather a wealth of valuable input, if you are willing to listen and apply it to your life.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Hope Wilbanks


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