Self improvement, and generally improving your life is something we should all be doing at most stages in our life. No matter how well I am doing, at no point have I ever thought "I've made it". You should always be thinking: How can you improve your life?
Fifteen years ago I was in a hostel for homeless teenagers and my problems seemed so big that even basic goals appeared impossible. What I learned during that first stage of improving my life was that every journey starts with a single step. Once I had made the decision to improve my life and started making small steps in the right direction the whole thing took on a snowball affect and became unstoppable.
I meet people now that tell me they can't face the huge mountain in front of them or that change seems too much to cope with. By telling my story of turning my life around I try to give them all the inspiration, conviction and confidence to take those first few decisions and steps to get on the road to improving their lives.
Fifteen years on I am a successful entrepreneur, I travel the world and I have a wonderful life. I am so glad I made those first moves now because I learned some valuable lessons that have helped me in nearly everything I have done since. Even though I am now a world away from that time in the homeless hostel I still want to improve my life, for me and my family, but I still get scared or worried about big changes or taking another gamble on a big investment. I have much more to lose these days but it doesn't stop me from continuing to push forward.
If there is one, most powerful piece of advice I can give in improving your life it's this: Life is so short, don't spend it being unhappy, unfulfilled or unsatisfied, even if change seems too much or goals seems too big; once you make that decision, take the first few steps and stick to it, you will be amazed what you can achieve.
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Matt Kinsella is the author of How To Be Lucky, a book about how Matt came from a teenage homeless hostel to become a successful entrepreneur and his guide to how others can do something similar. How To Be Lucky is not about chance or the kind of luck you need to win the lottery it's about making your own luck. The philosophies and techniques Matt discovered that helped him turn his life around changed his life so much he saw no reason why he could not document them along with his story and turn them into his book How To Be Lucky, to help people achieve great success from nothing in the same way he did.
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