Create a self-improvement plan
Do you find yourself consistently setting goals? Are you always looking for ways to improve in your personal and professional life? That’s because we find fulfillment in progress, or as Tony Robbins says, “Progress equals happiness.” Self improvement is a critical part of our progress and happiness, but you can’t just move forward blindly. When you aim to improve yourself, you need to find direction.
How to set self-improvement goals
There are two steps in setting a self-improvement goal.
- Identify your objectives.
Think about what you truly want. Are you trying to learn a new language? Do you want to advance at your career? Is your self-improvement goal to learn to become a better romantic partner or parent?
- Establish your purpose.
Next, and this is critical, identify the purpose behind your goal. Do you want to excel professionally so you can feel stable and provide for your family? Is being a great parent important to you because you had a rocky childhood? When you have your ultimate purpose in mind, you won’t become deterred when problems or plateaus arise.
Ideas for self improvement
Looking for ways to improve but not sure where to begin? Assess these areas of your life when looking to make self improvement progress.
Career: Whether it’s going up the ranks at your company or opening your own business, there’s always progress to be made professionally. Learn a new skill, attend an immersive business event or connect with a mentor who can help you identify your strengths.
Relationships:You have relationships with your family. Coworkers. Friends. Romantic partner. Which of these bonds could be strengthened? How can you be more present for your loved ones?
Finance: Have you ever wanted to get better with money? You can. Learning about how to achieve financial freedom is a great place to start in your self improvement journey.
Health: The more energy you have, the better your body functions. The better your body functions, the more you’re able to achieve in your life. Your emotional, physical and mental health can be strengthened and improved upon.
Make a self improvement plan
You now have the self improvement ideas you need to move forward, but how? For starters, you need to evaluate your life. The Tony Robbins’ Wheel of Life assessment can help you identify and narrow the gaps from where you are to where you want to be. Once you’ve completed the assessment, here’s how to make an effective self improvement plan.
Get clarity: Hone in on where you are and where you want to be. Think back to your ultimate purpose: What do you want, and why? When you have absolute clarity on what it is you want, you’ll stop at nothing to achieve your goal.
Find the tools you need: You want to make progress in your career, but how? What do you need to thrive? Is it working with a business coach? Taking additional educational courses? Lock in the strategies and tools you need to succeed.
Take massive action: Now’s the challenging part. Motivate yourself to take massive action as you put your self-improvement plan to the test. By getting your state of mind where it needs to be and thinking of your ultimate purpose, you’ll feel encouraged to continue even when things seem challenging.
Measure your progress: Find ways to track your progress as your self-improvement plan moves into action. Set metrics that allow you to measure your success. How will you know when you’ve moved ahead of your career? Give yourself clear objectives to hit, like taking a certain number of professional courses in a set period of time, so you can track your progress as you go.
Apps to help you stay on track with self-improvement
There are numerous self-improvement apps to help you stay motivated and keep you accountable.
Lumosity: Want to sharpen your brain? Lumosity provides you with access to games and puzzles to help keep you mentally clear.
Day One: Is journaling part of your self-improvement process? Meet Day One. This comprehensive journaling app allows you to enter text, photos and videos, as well as provide you with reminders, graphics and more.
MyFitnessPal: Designed to help you meet your health and fitness goals, MyFitnessPal helps you keep track of your diet and exercise routine.
Headspace: Armed with mindfulness and meditation practices, Headspace helps you to de-stress and focus.
Breakthrough: Tony Robbins’ app, Breakthrough, allows you to access the best Tony Robbins content – no matter where you are. Peruse videos, articles and interactive tools that help you excel in all areas of your life.