The Practical Side Of Self Improvement

From changing our core beliefs and fundamental mindsets using techniques like meditation, yoga, self hypnosis and others, to simply fine tuning and sharpening existing success skills, self improvement is not only about improving our lives, but our world as well. But self improvement takes many forms and doesn't have to be overwhelmingly difficult. There are practical approaches that can and do produce powerful results that can propagate throughout our personality and implement many positive changes. One of those practical approaches deals with organizational skills which surprises many people because these skills don't get the press that other more popular success skills get.

Because of the fact that the more serious self improvement objectives such as exploring mindsets and core beliefs are initially so difficult, I often recommend coming at things a little sideways, meaning to start with the simple things that sometimes don't seem to be of any really powerful benefit. But this is a case where the old saying 'things aren't always what they seem' applies. I first realized the power hidden in the concept of organizational skills when I encountered my own resistances to changing some of my limiting behavior patterns. When I would try to wrap my brain around some little task, I would go into confusion city, and in time I came to realize that this was a resistance strategy designed to avoid the issue I was trying to get a handle on. I realized that I depended on and used the chaotic state of my mind to avoid seeing the truth.

Self Discipline And Organizational Skills

We have become masters at the art of avoidance and denial. I subsequently verified my insights regarding my resistances when I began to develop self discipline. I started with meditation and setting and achieving easy goals. And each time I approached these goals I would go into confusion city, kind of like how politicians try to distract us when we ask questions that are too real. When you think about it, clear thinking is critical to any self improvement activity because we are essentially looking for the actual truth, rather than our convenient and comfortable version of the truth from which our problems usually originate to begin with.

Critical thinking skills, organized thinking skills and setting and achieving goals are all integral to successful achievement and require a certain level of self discipline in order to be used correctly. But how are we going to develop this self discipline if we are engaged in resisting it at the same time? This seems like a catch 22. We need self discipline in order to develop self discipline, yet there is some part of us that is not on the same page. And surprisingly, that part of us that is resisting may not indicate anything more than a simple case of what is these days an almost natural reaction to change of any kind. We try to freeze reality in order to feel secure, and in so doing we begin to perceive change as a threat and come to fear it.

Getting Help

Developing organized thinking skills and thereby beginning to organize our lives is huge. It may seem like a simple thing but this is one of those things that can propagate across every aspect of our lives and have an enormous impact. But we still have to deal with the resistance factor and while I did this long before I became aware of more efficient methods of dealing with this, that was an unnecessarily long and difficult path to travel that you don't need to take. In my journeys through the self help and self improvement world I have met some who have taken what I can only call a traditionalist position on how to get things done. Personally I don't care how you get there as long as you get there!

As an example of my own former prejudiced thinking, I was resistant to using self hypnosis as a tool for achieving behavioral changes even without trying it! Of course I snapped out of it in time, but it is amazing how many limiting ideas and beliefs we can have working against ourselves. This also opened the door to my exploring other tools like software programs designed to help us do certain things and manage certain tasks by simply leveraging modern technology and its powerful capabilities.

These days when we are confronted with self imposed limitations like our resistances to developing the necessary discipline for improving ourselves, we can take advantage of products like those designed to help us develop the skills we need to have in order to move on. There is goal achievement software out there that can help us establish the habit patterns we need. There is subliminal software that helps us communicate with and take advantage of the enormous powers of our subconscious mind, and I just don't see any reason why we shouldn't take advantage of them.

Here is a goal achievement software program that you may find helpful

Author's Bio: 

Robert Darby is a self change and personal development specialist who writes for many organizations including The Agenda Of Life Foundation He focuses on developing personal power and development since that is usually the cause of all Human problems. Largely due to his fearless exploration of the true nature of our inner reality, R.E. Darby is emerging as an important writer of our time.