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Unlock Your Self Improvement Power

By Jacklyn | August 23, 2007

When we look at a certain object, a painting for example, we won’t be able to appreciate what’s in it, what is painted and what else goes with it if the painting is just an inch away from our face. But if we move it a little further, we’ll have a clearer vision of the whole art work.

We’ve reached a point in our life where changes are inevitable, and there are a whole bunch of informations that will help us unlock our self improvement power. And yet sometimes, something can be staring us right under our nose but we don’t see it. The only time we think of unlocking our self improvement power is when everything got worst. Take the frog principle for example:

If we were to put Frog A in a pot of boiling water. What happens? He twerps! He jumps off! Why? Because he is not able to tolerate sudden change in his environment, which is the water’s temperature. On the other hand, put Frog B in a luke warm water, then turn the gas stove on and add heat slowly to the water. By the time when Frog B realise that the water is too hot for him, it will be too late as he’s almost cooked!  

People are like Frog B in general. Today, Jane thinks Peter dislike her. Tomorrow, Carol walks up to her and told her she hates her. Jane stays the same and doesn’t mind what her friends says. The next day, she learned that Susan and Frank are also avoiding her. Jane doesn’t realize the importance and the need for self improvement until the entire community is not accepting her..

We learn our lessons when we experience pain. We finally see the warning signs and signals when things get rough and tough. When do we realize that we need to change our diets? When none of our jeans and shirts would fit us. When do we stop eating candies and chocolates? When all of our teeth has fallen off. When do we realize that we need to stop smoking? When our lungs have gone bad. And when do we pray and ask for help? When we realize that we’re gonna die tomorrow.

The only time most of us ever learn about unlocking our self improvement power is when the whole world is crashing and falling on us. We think and feel this way because it is not easy to change. But change becomes more painful when we ignore it.

Change will happen, like it or hate it. At one point or another, we are all going to experience different turning points in our life – and we are all going to eventually unlock our self improvement power not because the world says so, not because our friends are nagging us, but because we realized its for our own good.

Happy people don’t just accept change, they embrace it. Now, you don’t have to feel a tremendous heat before realizing the need for self improvement. Unlocking your self improvement power means unlocking yourself up in the cage of thought that “its just the way I am”. It is such a poor excuse for people who fear and resist change. Most of us program our minds like computers.

Ann repeatedly tells everyone that she doesn’t have the guts to be around groups of people. She heard her mom, her dad, her sister, her teacher telling the same things about her to other people. Over the years, that is what Ann believes. She believes its her story. And what happens? Every time a great crowd would troop over their house, in school, and in the community – she tends to step back, shy away and lock herself up in a room. Ann didn’t only believed in her story, she lived it.

Ann has to realize that she is not what she is in her story. Instead of having her story post around her face for everyone to remember, she has to have the spirit and the courage to show people “I am an important person and I should be treated accordingly!”

Self improvement may not be everybody’s favorite word, but if we look at things in a different point of view, we might have greater chances of enjoying the whole process instead of counting the days until we are fully improved. Three sessions in a week at the gym would result to a healthier life, reading books instead of lazying around will shape up a more profound knowledge, going out with friends and peers will help you take a step back from work and unwind. And just when you are enjoying the whole process of unlocking your self improvement power, you’ll realize that you’re beginning to take things light and become happy.

I came to realize the importance of self improvement when I came to a stage of not able to get myself being employed. At that point of time, I became a taxi driver. Over the years, I’ve learned how to enjoy all the changes that come along my way, for it has strengthened me to who I am today. I am still embracing new changes to bring my network marketing business to the next level.

I strongly believe that self improvement is a daily affair and it will bring us much further and achieving higher goals than we ever thought. Now, with my new addition of personal development resources from the internet, I’m looking forward to influence, inspire and empowering more lives!

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Topics: General, Personal Development, Positive Attitude | 10 Comments »


10 Responses to “Unlock Your Self Improvement Power”

  1. James Vitala Says:
    August 23rd, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks and enjoyed reading what you wrote, keep them coming , beautiful and much appreciations

  2. Jacklyn Says:
    August 24th, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Hi James, so glad to know that you enjoy reading my blog! Please drop by often and support me in sharing your views with us. Hope to see you again..

  3. Jean Browman--Stress To Power Says:
    August 24th, 2007 at 2:28 am

    Hi, Jacklyn,
    Great post.

    My latest post (http://stresstopower.com/blog/2007/08/19/sometimes-a-habit-is-just-a-habit/) at my Stress To Power blog is entitled “A Habit Is Just a Habit.” It’s about behavior modification, of course.

  4. Jacklyn Says:
    August 24th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Jean, thanks and welcome to our community here!

  5. Priscilla Palmer Says:
    August 24th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for wanting to be a part of The Personal Development List. You have been added! Please write a post and add your favorite personal development bloggers.

  6. Sam Chan Says:
    August 27th, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Hi Jacklyn,
    I totally agree with you that Self-Improvement is a daily affair like what Anthony Robbins says CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement).

    Indeed we need to “Awaken Our Potential”
    http://acquirewisdom.blogspot.com/2007/08/awaken-your-potential.html

    Best Wishes
    Sam Chan

  7. Honman Says:
    September 5th, 2007 at 3:08 am

    Self Improvement is important and there is no ending in self improvement unless we are no longer in this world.

  8. Jacklyn Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Hi Honman,

    Fully agree! As the chinese proverb goes: we learn till we are old.

    Thanks for being here and hope to see you around often..

    Have a great weekend ahead!

  9. Irene Sng Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Hi,
    I fully agree with you on the lifelong aspect of learning. As society progresses, we need to stay positive and learn or upgrade to stay relevant.

  10. Jacklyn Says:
    October 30th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Yes Irene,

    Anyway, life itself is journey of non-stop learnings whether we like it or not. It’s how we turn our experiences into strength and power to the fullest.

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