What is Self-Improvement? - Deepstash

What is Self-Improvement?

Let's define self-improvement. The definition of self-improvement is pretty self-explanatory: Self-improvement is the improvement of one's knowledge, status, or character by one's own efforts. It's the quest to make ourselves better in any and every facet of life.

Self-improvement almost always starts with self-awareness and the ability to transform your habits. If you're serious about transforming your life and improving yourself, you should start with these two articles:

  • How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness : If you're serious about getting better at something, then one of the first steps is to know—in black-and-white terms—where you stand. You need self-awareness before you can achieve self-improvement.
  • Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead : For most of us, the path to self-improvement starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. What I'm starting to realize, however, is that when it comes to actually getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things. It all comes down to the difference between goals and systems.

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Summary

This is a life-changing collection of philosophical and spiritual thoughts from the former Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. The work is grounded in Stoicism, a practical philosophy that encourages us to:

  • keep our mortality in mind at all times,
  • view things as they are,
  • reflect thoughtfully,
  • focus on what’s within our control, and
  • practice virtues like generosity, honesty, and self-control.

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Choices that seem poor in hindsight are an indication of growth, not self-worth or intelligence.

When you look back on your choices from a year ago, you should always hope to find a few decisions that seem stupid now because that means you are growing.

If you only live in the safety zone where you know you can’t mess up, then you’ll never unleash your true potential.

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Question the Story About How I See Myself

For years I allowed my body to be a liability. I was always a bigger girl and became a bigger woman.

  • There was so much shame in it that I spent almost 30 years on a “diet”, a yo-yo between letting it all go and strict deprivation.

As I started to study myself I started to question the story I had around this.

  • I believed I had to be thin to be successful, to be liked, to be accepted.

Could changing this belief change my results in life?

It certainly did, more than I ever imagined.

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