Copyright 2006 Dean Shainin
Have you ever wondered if what you know about self-improvement is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest information on self-improvement.
Have you run across an individual who is so naturally friendly that when you put them inside a room of strangers, they are friends with almost everyone in no time? This is called a people person, someone unbelievably nice and charismatic that they can charm anyone into doing just about anything.
A socially empowered individual achieves so much greatness, basically because of the people that catapult him to success. He earns the trust and all-out support of the people, whom he had helped before. He never runs out of help. He can do anything with the many people behind him because he knows how to maximize his social potential.
If you take some time to see if you know your social skills and you make use of them, you will reach self-empowerment. Self-empowerment is taking time to make a general overhaul in your life and turning yourself into a happier and more successful person. If you can be one of those people-persons, then I can’t see any reason why you will not be successful in life. You just have to know where to begin.
1. Try to be sincere and genuine when you are working on your self-improvement.
An attitude of hypocrisy will bring you down. Be genuinely nice and interested in people. Once they see that you are a hypocrite with selfish motives, you might as well say goodbye to self-empowerment in your life.
2. Try to be the greatest listener that you can be will lead to self-improvement.
To gain the love and trust of the people, listen to their issues and talk with them. Do not just hear them out, listen to them with your heart. Make eye contact when the person talks to you. Listen as if every word matters.
3. Laugh out loud and don’t take life so seriously.
I do not mean that you make yourself laugh at every single joke cracked by someone, even though you do not find it funny at all. This starts by finding humor in things and not being so serious. An individual with a great sense of humor attracts crowds and eventually, attracts success in life.
4. Loving yourself is an important aspect of self-improvement.
In the process of fluttering around like a social butterfly, you might forget yourself, allowing everyone to push you around. Remember, love and value yourself before anyone else. If you deem yourself respectable and worthy of affection, people will flock to you and not step on you.
5. Random acts of kindness can help with self-improvement.
How can you put a limit on learning more? The next section may contain that one little bit of wisdom that changes everything.
You don’t have to give your life savings to charity. Little acts of kindness matter the most, and this can be as simple as giving someone a surprise you-take-care card or helping an elderly person cross the street.
6. Developing your personality is an important key to self-improvement.
Are you grouchy, grumpy and generally morose? You can’t go through life with these types of attitudes. Get rid of the bad traits and habits that perpetually hamper your growth. And really, who wants a grouchy friend anyway?
7. Always be confident in yourself when working on self-improvement.
The ability to stroll to the other part of the room and to introduce yourself to people with that winning smile of yours will lead to confidence. Just take time to remember to be confident, and not arrogant.
8. Practicing self control is an important aspect to self-improvement.
If you get angry, don’t bark at anyone. Stay calm, cool and collected. Be adult enough to take control of situation and transform your anger into something more productive and passive.
9. Continue nurturing your relationships.
Your relationship with your family, friends and significant others is too valuable that you must not neglect them no matter what happens in life. Go out and have a good time with them. Do things that make you happy. Happiness will never leave your side as long as the people who matter the most are next to you.
In the end, relationships with people will help with self-empowerment by becoming a better and more lovable person. It’s a win-win situation. The people know they can turn to you anytime they need your help.
If you’ve picked some pointers about self-improvement that you can put into action, then by all means, do so. You won’t really be able to gain any benefits from your new knowledge if you don’t use it.