Everything that happens to us happens for a reason or purpose, and one thing leads to another, the basic law of cause and effect.
Instead of locking yourself up in your cage of fears and crying over past heartaches, embarrassment and failures treat them as your teachers, and they will become your tools in both self improvement and success.
Patch Adams is one of my favourite movies, and one that will help you improve yourself in many different ways.
Basically Hunter “Patch” Adams was a medical student, who failed to make it through the board exams, and after months of suffering in melancholy, depression and suicide attempts, he decided to seek for medical attention himself, and voluntarily admitted himself into a psychiatric ward.
His months of stay in the hospital, led him to meeting many different kinds of people; really sick people as a matter of fact, meeting catatonic, mentally retarded, and even schizophrenic patients.
Patch found ways of treating his own ailments, and one day finally realized he has to get back on track and that after all the failure and pain he has gone through; he still really wanted to become a doctor.
He carried with himself a positive attitude that brought him self improvement and success, but he didn’t only improved himself, he also improved the lives of the people around him, and their ultimate quality of life.
Did he succeed?
Needless to say, he became the best damn doctor his country has ever known.
So, I hear you asking “When does self improvement become synonymous with success?”
Where do we start?
Take these following tips, my friend…
Stop thinking and feeling as if you’re a failure, because you’re not
How can others accept you, if YOU can’t accept YOU?
When you see hunks and models on TV, think more on self improvement, not self pitying.
Self acceptance is not just about having nice slender legs, or great abs.
Concentrate on the inner beauty.
When people feel so down and low about themselves, help them move up, don’t go down with them, because they will pull you down further, and then both of you will end up feeling inferior.
The world is a large room for lessons, not mistakes.
Don’t feel stupid and doomed forever, just because you failed on a science quiz.
There’s always a next time, so make some room for self improvement.
Take things one at a time.
You don’t expect black sheep to be goody-two-shoes in just a snap of a finger.
Self improvement is a one day at a time process.
Self improvement results in inner stability, personality development, and dig this …. SUCCESS.
It comes from self confidence, self appreciation and self esteem.
So set meaningful and achievable goals.
Self improvement doesn’t turn you into an exact replica of Cameron Diaz or Ralph Fiennes.
It hopes, and aims to result to an improved and better YOU.
Little things mean BIG things to other people. Sometimes, we don’t realize that the little things that we do like a pat on the back, saying “hi” or “hello”, greeting someone “good day” or telling Mr. Smith something like “hey, I love your tie!”
These are the simple things that mean so much to other people.
When we’re being appreciative about beautiful things around us and other people, we also become beautiful to them.
When you’re willing to accept change and go through the process of self improvement, it doesn’t mean that everyone else is.
The world is a place where people of different values and attitude hang out.
Sometimes, even if you think you and your best friend always like to do the same thing together at the same time, she would most likely decline an invitation for self improvement.
We should always remember that there’s no such thing as an “over night success”.
It’s always a wonderful feeling to hold on to the things that you already have now, realizing that those are just one of the things you once wished for.
A very nice quote says that “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
We are all here to learn our lessons, and remember that our parents, school teachers, friends, colleagues, officemates, neighbours… they are all our teachers in one form or another.
When we open our doors for self improvement, we increase our chances to head to the road of success…Period

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