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How to continuously improve yourself each and every day

Why is a continuous improvement so important and what is it??
It’s nothing but the dedication to make small changes and improvements each and every day, with the expectation that those small improvements will add up to something significant and bring us peace and harmony over the period of time.
It’s nothing but the dedication to make small changes and improvements each and every day, with the expectation that those small improvements will add up to something significant and bring us peace and harmony over the period of time.

The best approach to self-improvement is to set a large goal, then try to take big leaps in order to accomplish the goal in as little time as possible. While this may sound good in theory, it often ends in burnout, frustration, and failure. Instead, we should focus on continuous improvement by slowly and slightly adjusting our normal everyday habits and behaviors to achieve our goals.
If you want to continue to grow as a person, here are a few ways to make the most of yourself.

ü  Compliment Yourself.
ü  Don't Make Excuses.
ü  Let Go of Anger.
ü  Practice Forgiveness.
ü  Be Honest and Direct.
ü  Be Helpful.
ü  Listen to Others.
ü  Act Locally.

It is so very easy to dismiss the value of making slightly better decisions on a daily basis.  Getting one percent better isn’t going to make headlines.
So often we convince ourselves that change is only meaningful if there is some large, visible outcome associated with it. Whether it is losing weight, building a business, traveling the world or any other goal, we often put pressure on ourselves to make some earth-shattering improvement that everyone will talk about.
Meanwhile, improving by just 1 percent isn’t notable (and sometimes it isn’t even noticeable). But it can be just as meaningful, especially in the long run.
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.

In the beginning, it won’t make a difference between making a choice that is 1 percent better or 1 percent worse. (In other words, it won’t impact you very much today.) But as time goes on, these small improvements or declines compound and you suddenly find a very big gap between people who make slightly better decisions on a daily basis and those who don’t.
If you get one percent better each and every day for just one year, you’ll end up three sixty-five times better by the time you’re done. That all we call as life simple math's.

This is why small choices don’t make much of a difference at the time but add up over the long-term.
Five Steps for Continuous Self Improvement.
Now, let’s talk about a few quick steps you can take right now to start focusing on continuous improvement.
Step 1: Do more of what already works

We often waste the resources and ideas at our fingertips because they don’t seem new and exciting.
There are many examples of behaviors, big and small, that have the opportunity to drive progress in our lives if we just did them with more consistency. Flossing every day. Never missing workouts. Performing fundamental business tasks each day, not just when you have time.
Progress often hides behind boring solutions and underused insights. You don’t need more information. You don’t need a better strategy. You just need to do more of what already works.
Step 2: Don’t worry about tiny losses

In many cases, improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing fewer things wrong.
This is a concept called improvement by subtraction, which is focused on doing less of what doesn’t work: eliminating mistakes, reducing complexity, and stripping away the inessential.
Here are some examples:
·         Education: Avoid stupid mistakes, make fewer mental errors.
·         Investing: Never lose money, limit your risk.
·         Exercise: Miss fewer workouts.
·         Nutrition: Eat fewer unhealthy foods.
In the real world, it is often easier to improve your performance by cutting the downside rather than capturing the upside. Subtraction is more practical than addition.
One of the best ways to make big gains is to avoid tiny losses.
Step 3: Always Measure backward

We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals and plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future to certain degree.
There is an opposite and, I think, more useful approach: measure backward, not forward.
Measuring backward means you make decisions based on what has already happened, not on what you want to happen.
Here are a few examples:
·         Weight Loss: Measure your calorie intake. Did you eat 3,500 calories per day last week? Focus on averaging 3,400 per day this week.
·         Relationships: How many new people did you meet last week? Zero? Focus on introducing yourself to one new person this week.
·         Entrepreneurship: You only landed two clients last week while your average is five? It sounds like you should be focused on making more sales calls this week.
Measure backward and then get a little bit better. What did you do last week? How can you improve by just a little bit this week?
Step 4: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Comfort is easy. Comfort feels good. Humans tend to move towards comfort because it avoids frustration and hassle. But let’s be honest, comfort doesn’t improve us. Comfort keeps us doing more of the same.
When was the last time you took the stairs next to an escalator? It’s not that we’re incapable of walking the stairs, but we choose comfort too often. This is a small example of how you can begin to add discomfort into your life and then focus on making bigger strides. Force yourself to talk with strangers, force yourself to use a piece of equipment at the gym that intimidates you, make yourself uncomfortable and learn from it. You’ll often find the things that make us uncomfortable aren’t actually that big of a deal once you have conquered it.

Step 4: Surround Yourself with People Who Are Improving Themselves

If your closest friends have a negative impact on your life or are simply not trying to better themselves, you will be more inclined to take the easy route. Find friends who are actively trying to improve their lives and you’ll find yourself more inspired. 

Self-improvement is a journey and surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals will help provide exponential growth. As you continue to improve yourself, you’ll be inspiring others, just as they inspire you. It becomes a mutually beneficial relationship and one filled with positivity. You’ll consciously and unconsciously be pushing each other every day and this will lead to increased personal development and fulfillment.
Self-improvement isn’t a destination and it’s just a process of life. Give up on the idea that you’ll someday “arrive. That a lie to yourself and you will never arrive.
Instead of focusing on the result of your effort, focus on the process. Joy is in the journey.
Of course, you’ll encounter a few setbacks time to time. Someday may get worse by 1%. That all okay. It’s just 1% of a day. Next day start freshly and positively on today.
Change is possible.
It will take time and patience.
Your small shall stroke will surely feel great oaks.