How To Obtain And Maintain Self-improvement
It's All Mental...First
The thought is the start of it all. First, we think the thought. Then we think of ways to make the thought a reality. Then once we feel comfortable with one of the thoughts we were thinking to make our original thought a reality, we then think to ourselves…time to get started.
Change is inevitable, and the first thing we must change is how we mentally see things. If we can’t clearly see whatever it is mentally, we’ll never see it physically. After mental clarity has been established, now we have to think of the thought of desire.
Desire is how we feel about something. The greater our desire, the more determined we’ll be to satisfy it with achievement. To maintain desire we have to continuously think about what it is we want; because what we want, is the fuel to our desire.
Now comes effort. The effort is the act of acting on making our desire a reality, we have to not only think this thought but be sincere with it, by moving out on it. The effort is very vital to achieving any and everything we set out to do but its not the most important step, this honor doesn’t even go to the all-important thought. What matters most of all in self-improvement is consistency.
Consistency is an uninterrupted commitment to a task until it’s complete. To truly change we have to be committedly consistent, to being committedly consistent. This means that every aspect of the situation must be on the same level, at all times. Everything that’s necessary to bring about the desired result can’t be lacking, or it won’t become a reality. It all comes back to the thought. The thought is the start of it all but it’s the thought of staying committedly consistent, which turns thoughts into tangible things.
Here’s a personal example of how my formula for self-improvement came to be: I went from not being able to do five push-ups properly, to properly doing one hundred push-ups straight. It didn’t happen overnight, but over time, and by respecting the process. I possessed a strong desire to improve, so I began to do what it took to do so. It was simple logic: to improve, I had to move away from what I was used to. I grew comfortable with five proper push-ups, now it was time to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, with increasing the reps.
Each week I increased my reps by two. I concluded that if I couldn’t adapt to the change in seven days, my desire to improve wasn’t as strong as I believed it to be. Consistently thinking the thought that I desired to change was the fuel to my fire that was my effort and in time, the achievement was my reward.
Everything in life, including life itself, has a process that must be followed, as well as respected; if we expect to be successful at it. When we respect the process, the process will most definitely respect us. Just food for thought.