In my new e-book The Science of Self Improvement I discuss the importance of having other people to admire and learn from. Since the very beginning of our lives, we have modeled actions by our parents, teachers, friends, celebrities, and countless others who have left an impression on us. This is how we first learned [...]
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I’ve been studying psychology and self-improvement for a long time now. A lot of my research includes getting into the minds of happy and successful people (by asking questions and observing their behavior), and then trying to determine what it is that makes them the way they are. One thing I’ve noticed about almost every [...]
Often we go through awkward phases throughout our self improvement. An aspiring baseball player doesn’t think or feel like a baseball player the first time he steps up to the plate. His body is not yet familiar with the mechanics. His stance is awkward. His swing is awkward. He doesn’t exactly understand all the rules [...]
Success rarely comes without roadblocks, hardship, and failure. If you’ve ever read anyone’s success story, then you have undoubtedly found out that their victories weren’t absent from previous failures and struggles. In many ways, those past failures are what make successful people who they are today.
Don’t just be yourself, be your best self. Take what makes you you, and then build and expand off of it. Being yourself doesn’t mean you have to stay fixed in place or always repeat the same patterns of behavior. Instead, self-actualization is a never-ending process that keeps going moment-by-moment, day-by-day, and year-by-year. We are [...]