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How To Improve Yourself In 6 Months - James Altucher

Failing is key to success

When trying to improve certain skills, bear in mind that failing is not an issue: the more you fail, the more chances you get to study your own mistakes and learn from them. 

Therefore, take risks by accepting different challenges related to your passion, which could teach you valuable lessons.

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The self-improvement process

If one day you find yourself in need to improve, you might as well take into account the following elements worthy of your attention: you ought to find an obsession that keeps your interest to improve constantly alive, once you have that, you should study your strengths and weaknesses related to this obsession in order to improve further.

Improving micro-skills

If you are planning on improving yourself at something in particular, you should also be prepared to work on developing some other several micro-skills necessary in order to get the job done. 

It would be useful to gather up all the knowledge you have acquired up to the present moment, be it even by hours. The more, the better.

Failing is key to success

When trying to improve certain skills, bear in mind that failing is not an issue: the more you fail, the more chances you get to study your own mistakes and learn from them. 

Therefore, take risks by accepting different challenges related to your passion, which could teach you valuable lessons.

Get out of your comfort zone

In order to be successful, one has to be the best at what he or she does. One sure way to ensure your success is by doing things differently than the others. That is to say, you should leave the comfort zone everybody is so addicted to.

Be unique and remember your basics

When thinking about self-improvement, try considering being original and having a unique point of view as a strong quality that makes you stand out from the crowd. 

Moreover, another secret which can enable you reach improvement faster could be by remembering, when in doubt, your basics.

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