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The Key To Improving Each And Every Day

The Key To Improving Each And Every Day

 

Okay, picture this:

You're feeling all-in on your personal growth mission. You're reading book after book on productivity, psychology, and self-improvement. You're tuned into the latest personal growth podcasts and follow all of the experts on social media.

You make a conscious effort to apply empowering personal growth concepts to your own life. You become more efficient in your work. You start meditating and practicing yoga. You've even decluttered your home.

And it all works…for a while. You see your life improving in small but significant ways. But eventually, the improvements have leveled off.

Worse yet, maybe you then start to feel like a failure. All of your goals are the same as they have been for months. And progress feels far out of reach.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Well, I'd like to let you in on a little secret – you're not alone. I've been on that same hamster wheel before myself. We set goals, make some progress, and eventually hit a plateau. We get frustrated by inaction and feel like we're just not good enough.

But what if there's another way to look at it? What if stagnation is simply part of the journey? What if progress isn't always linear?

You see, in my years of teaching personal growth and development, I've found that continual improvement is far more important than huge goals or milestones. It's not about reaching a certain destination. More importantly, it’s about making incremental changes each day that add up to a better life.

And there's a simple answer to solving all of this. It's known as continuous improvement or getting 1% better every day.

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It's a simple idea, but it's extremely powerful. Here's how it works:
 

Every day, try to improve by just 1%.

Also known as the Kaizen philosophy, it can be applied to any area of your life: health, fitness, relationships, career, personal finance, paying off debt, reading more, etc. The key is to start small and focus on making small, continuous improvements.

It may not seem like much, but over time this adds up. And more importantly, it prevents you from getting discouraged. Because if you mess up one day or week, it's not the end of the world. You can always get back on track the next day.

These daily improvements will add up to significant change over time. You don't have to overhaul your life all at once. Just focus on making 1% better decisions each day and see where that takes you.

For example:

If you are trying to get in shape, start by eating one more serving of vegetables today than you did yesterday. Want to save money? Skip the morning latte and pack your lunch for work instead. Over time, these small tweaks will have a cumulative effect on your life.

I will mention that to make Kaizen or the 1% better method really work for you, it's important to set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. When you set goals in this way, you can track your progress and make sure that you're making continuous improvements on the things that matter most to you.

But making small, daily improvements is one of the most important things you can do for your overall success and happiness. This is especially true if you're trying to achieve goals or overcome failures.

Again, of course, there will be times when you fall short of your goals. We need those missteps to grow. It's all part of the process. That's why the same thing applies to failure. People often give up after their first failure because they believe that they will never be able to succeed.

They mistakenly believe that they're not good enough or that they don't have what it takes to achieve their goals. However, this isn't usually the case. More often than not, people fail because they don't make continual progress. In other words, they don't make small improvements daily. And in turn, this is what leads us to stress and procrastinate on the things we want most.

However, if they made small improvements each day, they would eventually reach their goals.

So the important thing is to not give up. Pick yourself up and keep moving forward. Use your failures as learning opportunities and continue making small improvements each day, and become a better person overall. Plus, when you make continual progress, it feels great! You start to see yourself as someone capable of anything.

So, how can you make small, daily improvements? Here are a few tips:

1. Set SMART, small goals for yourself.
2. Take action towards your goals each day.
3. Use failures as stepping stones to persevere.
4. Celebrate your successes.
5. Make a plan and stick to it.
6. Be patient and keep working hard.
7. Embrace change.
8. Stay positive and motivated.
9. Believe in yourself!
10. Always be willing to learn and grow.

So if you can keep these steps and habits in the back of your mind at all times, you'll be on your way not only to achieving your goals and overcoming failures but also to becoming a better person overall.

So if you need a sign to get started, this is it! Your continual progress starts now. And while you’re here, I’d like to provide you with a very powerful tool that can help jump-start the continual progress you are looking to make. It’s access to the Limitless You Meditation Pack. In it, you’ll experience empowering multi-sensory meditations you can use to cleanse the energetic and emotional blocks keeping you tied to old programming. Plus, there are a handful of free bonuses you can use to supercharge your transformation. So go here to get access now and get ready to embrace your limitless YOU!

 

 

Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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