Accessing information became very easy in the period we live in. It is not necessary to search for an encyclopedia in libraries as before to learn something new. During my university years and business life, I always have the question of how to improve myself.
Our main goal in life is to realize ourselves, but it is difficult for us to know how to do this. Throughout our lives, we constantly learn, attend places, attend courses, first primary school, secondary school, then high school, then university, and go through a long period of education.
In other words, even if we are not aware of it, the Personal Development phase begins when we are born and continues until we die.
Well; so many courses, schools, etc. Do we still believe that we have realized ourselves after years of adventure? Perhaps we don’t need to look outside on our journey of self-improvement. Maybe it just begins in our room where we are sitting right now.
So let’s first believe that development itself, then ourselves, and finally these items are the best ways to improve us! Because change will start with faith!
In this way, there are many ways to improve yourself even at home.
Read Books Every Day
Reading books is undoubtedly one of the habits that should be acquired. While the books broaden our horizons, they also give us useful information. It improves your general knowledge and makes you speak fluently and beautifully. It also directly affects your daily life as it contributes to your understanding and communication skills. So, books are one of the most important ways to improve yourself.
Get a New Hobby
Don’t forget to add new ones to your hobbies. You can learn team sports such as volleyball, rowing, or individual sports such as mountaineering. Or you can turn to hobbies for entertainment purposes such as dance, ceramic art, and origami.
These hobbies will contribute to you both mentally and physically. Of course, it will teach new things as well.
Learn a Foreign Language
Learning a new language has many benefits such as easy access to information and memory enhancement. Also, it is one of the important tools on the road to success.
Learning English is one of the inevitable requirements both in student and business life. Maybe 10 years ago, a good knowledge of English might have been an extra, but nowadays it’s a must. Also, if you work or want to work in a global company, you need to know your native language.
English is of great importance, but you can turn to other important foreign languages. Languages such as Chinese, Russian, and German will also bring benefits to business life.
Overcome Your Fears
We all have fears. You may have fears that will affect your success, such as not being able to speak publicly or take risks. But we shouldn’t put these fears aside just because we can’t. On the contrary, we have to overcome our fears and beat them.
Why should we limit our comfort zone? We will mature by overcoming and expanding these borders.
Improve Your Competencies
We can divide our competencies into two as basic and technical capabilities. Personally, we have soft skills such as good communication, creativity, and problem-solving. Also, we have technical skills that we usually gain from our profession.
Of course, we have to develop these skills and gain experience. Improving our competencies and gaining new competencies by practicing constantly is one of the most important parts of self-improvement.
We mentioned that in this way you can discover some of your weaknesses. But things you miss will surely happen. Therefore, do not neglect to get feedback from people you care about and who know you well.
These people could be your friend, family member, or boss. They will give you accurate, objective feedback. Take this feedback into account and try to improve as soon as possible.
Have a Task List
Remember to keep a daily task list, especially during your busy periods. Because of my lack of note-taking habits, I may have too much work or stuck periods that I miss. Try to gain this habit to spend these periods productively.
For this, you can remind yourself by using an agenda, a mobile application on your phone, or post-it at your home or office. To improve yourself, you must first be planned.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Let me start with a stereotypical interview question. Don’t wait for a job interview to answer this question, just ask yourself and set goals.
These goals alone are not just dreams. Set yourself realistic goals and strive for it. Remember that success will come this way.
Playing sports is one of the activities that improve your mental and physical health. Therefore, have weekly routines such as running and swimming.
Speaking of the importance of waking up early, it would be nice to add a 30-minute morning run there. You start your day fresh.
Leave Your Comfort Zone
Success comes with hard work and determination. You may not be able to achieve the success you have dreamed of by living in your comfort zone. What is your comfort zone?
Have you been afraid of doing things differently before? Don’t be afraid to change your routines. Maybe you are closing your doors to great success by not taking risks.
After all this development process, you now know your purpose in life and take firm steps towards it. Good luck, dear reader, may the power be with you!