How does self-improvement apply to each of us? There is no
one system or technique which applies equally across the board.
There are numerous books, articles, teachers, techniques and
schools of thought to guide us in our quest for self- improvement.
There are a number of common threads running throughout all of
these. Here are just a few of them:
* Treat others as you wish to be treated.
* You become what you constantly think about.
* You determine what you are and what you will be by the
choices you make.
* When you honestly and deeply believe something it will
* Eat, breathe and live as though you were wealthy and you
will become wealthy.
* When your main focus is on lack and poverty you will
continue to be poor and lacking.
* Visualize what you wish as though it were true right now
and not at some future date.
* Take action on your wishes (dreams, desires).
* Life is but a journey which is taken one step at a time.
All we ever have is the step we are currently taking.
* The Kingdom of Heaven is within (know thyself, go into
yourself to seek the truth, the inner journey is the most
All of these and the other common threads will apply to and be
used by each of us in a different manner. What works for one
person may not necessarily hold true for another. While it
is true we can learn from others, we alone can make our journey.
Nobody can do it for us.
We must take these teachings and doctrines and adapt them to our
own unique needs, desires and wishes. We do this through
self-study and observation to find those areas in which we need
growth and development.
In conjunction with this, we need to research and study many
different doctrines and teachings. From these we can
determine those things that attract us and strike the note of
truth within. You will know when something has the ring of
truth to it.
A whole doctrine or line of teaching may only contain one or two
principles which will apply to you, however these may be critical
to your development. Try to be as open-minded as possible,
but always verify the truth of the principle for yourself.
Never accept anything as being the truth for you until you have
verified it for your own purposes. Another's truth may well
be the direct opposite of your truth.
So long as you seek self-improvement and development you cannot
fail. You will undoubtedly become discouraged at times
because of a lack of any perceived gains. Should you feel
you have hit a brick wall, simply regroup and try another
technique or strategy.
No matter what you do or what happens, just do not quit.
Those who continue to seek self-development and growth always win.
It is simply a matter of time.
I wish you great satisfaction in your journey through life.
Copyright Robert Taylor