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Why Daily Self-Improvement is Essential

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Why Daily Self-Improvement is Essential

Why Daily Self-Improvement Is Essentialself-improvement

Self-Improvement

A few years ago, there was a tragic incident where a teen-aged boy committed suicide. In his suicide letter, he indicated that he had made some somewhat serious mistakes in his life and he just couldn’t cope with his parents and other people being disappointed in him.

Here was a young man who had a brilliant future ahead of him despite his mistakes. He had a good family and every opportunity.

Many parents push their kids to achieve. They get them into sports, ballet, gymnastics and educational pursuits. They dole out money for piano lessons and other things.[mlsp-cta campaign=”bizbuildermasterynet” popup=”false” layout=”standard” align=”left”]

The one thing that isn’t pursued is teaching kids the process of self-actualization.

Self-actualization is a lofty sounding phrase but one that needs to be used earlier in a child’s upbringing. Self-improvement leads to self-actualization.

Back in the 1940s there was a guy by the name of Abraham Maslow.

Maslow developed what is called, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Instead of studying people with mental disorders like so many psychologists of his time, Maslow studied genius.

His studies included Einstein, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederick Douglas and the top 1% of college students.

Maslow’s findings are generally displayed as a pyramid with the most basic human needs at the bottom.

As the needs at the bottom are met, it allows a person to move to the next level.

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Because we can’t completely control what happens to us daily, it’s important to keep feeding ourselves personal development food to counteract negative influences.

Having a “bad day”? Go feed yourself some PD (personal development) food.

Imagine what could happen if employment centers required applicants to attend self-improvement seminars.

Most people are so caught up with all the lower levels of the pyramid, they never even think about the top level.

Thinking back on our introduction story, would that young man have decided against suicide had his focus been on self-actualization instead of his need to please others? We don’t really know. There are too many things we don’t know.  But it seems logical that it would.

If more people were focused on making themselves better people, the world would be a much better place.

Anita Hales

 

8 Comments

  • Anita Hales

    November 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Self improvement is important to brand ourselves, and branding ourselves will go farther than than the products and services we offer.

      Anita Hales

      November 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Absolutely true.

  • Anita Hales

    November 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Great post, Anita. If we have enough level of confidence within us, no negative influences can put us down or frustrate us.

      Anita Hales

      November 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      At least negative influences will have a harder time of it. Lol.

    Anita Hales

    November 19, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Great post Anita. We all make mistakes and have bad days. It’s how we think and give meaning to those trying times. That’s why investing in mindset and associating with people who get you are so important.

    Dr. Lisa

      Anita Hales

      November 20, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Yep. It’s really a good idea to keep reminding yourself with positive stuff.

    Anita Hales

    November 24, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I am constantly amazed why this idea is not more widely discussed and studied. It is a great pity that personal development is not pursued in same way people seek gratification in mindless ‘entertainment’. I love the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen – consistent small steps toward betterment.

      Anita Hales

      November 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      It is a great pity. I’ll have to look into Kaizen.

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