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How to Unlock Your Self Improvement Power

Updated on November 26, 2010

It is worthy to take a step in expediting your self improvement power in order to get along with your friends and people around you. Probably there are quite a number of things bothering your life and you’ve always wanted to do away with them…

If you surf self improvement forums, you’ll come to realize through threads posted by others how people want to improve their lives and the approach they are using.

There is always a time in life when we become hungry for change, and any crucial information that will allow us to learn self improvement. Until this time, something might be right in front of us that we don't even notice. Usually, we never consider unlocking our own self improvement until things get very bad. It becomes easier to understand this using the frog principle…

If you were to put a frog into a pot of boiling water, what do you think he would do? He would jump out of course! But why would he do this? He would do this because he is not able to handle sudden drastic changes in his life- in this case, the temperature of the water. If you were to place a frog in a pot of warm water, he would remain in; even when you turned the gas on underneath, since he would have the needed time to adjust to his surroundings.

For the most part, people are like the frog in the warm pot. Right now, Jessica thinks that John hates her. Tomorrow, Paul walks up to her and tells her he hates her. Jessica stays the same, and doesn't worry about the way her friends feel. The next day, she learns that two more friends loathe her. It takes Jessica the entire community to hate her to realize she needs self improvement.

Life lessons are learned when we are in pain. We don't see the blatant warning signs until everything becomes too much to bear. We don't understand that we need to lose weight until we can no longer fit into any of our clothes. We do not stop eating too much sugar until our teeth have fallen out. We don't stop smoking until we have lung cancer. We don't bother to pray and ask for help until we know we are going to die.

Most friends do not learn about the need to unlock self improvement power until the world is falling down around them. We think and feel like this because change is a hard thing. However, it is more painful to change when we simply ignore it.

No matter what, change will happen. At some time, each of us will go through various turning points in our lives, and we will unlock our own self improvement power not because the world tells us to, not because our friends tell us to, but because we finally understand that it is best for us.

Friends that are happy do not only accept change, they love and embrace it. However, you do not have to feel a strong heat before you understand you need to change. To unlock your self improvement power, you have to realize that you can no longer lock yourself into the thought that, “this is just how I am.” This is simply an excuse people use when they don't want to change. The majority of people have their minds programmed like computers.

Jessica always tells her friends that she cannot stand to be around large amounts of people. All her life, she has heard her parents, siblings, aunt, and others tell everyone the same thing about her. As the years go by, Jessica believes this about herself. She thinks this is just the way she is. So whenever a large group of people came near where she was, she would shy away and lock herself in her room alone. Not only did she believe this, she lived it every day.

Jessica must realize that she is not what she has been brought to believe. She has to stop letting people tell her story, and stand up and tell everyone that she is important and should be treated with respect.

While self improvement might not be everyone's favorite subject, when we are able to look at things in a different way, we will have more chances of relishing the days until we have become totally improved.

Going to the gym and exercising three times a week leads to a healthier life, reading books instead of watching TV will result in greater knowledge, and going out with peers and friends will enable you to relax and take a break. As you find yourself enjoying the whole process of unlocking your self improvement power, you’ll learn how to lighten up and be happy in life.


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