Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Personal Development

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Here are 10 things you can do in your daily life to improve your personal development, And you can start doing them today.

1. Read About The Skill You Want To Improve

Do you want to get better at a certain skill? Read about it.

2. Find A Mentor

A mentor can be anyone from a peer who knows something you don't, and you want to learn, all the way up to someone vastly more experienced who is willing to take you under their wing. Mentor-ship is by far the fastest path of learning. 

Self development is not easy, it's helpful to get a mentor that you will be able to look up to for inspiration, motivation, or even just daily reminders of how you can continue moving forward on your journey.

3. Reflect At The End Of Each Day

If you really want to take self development seriously, you need to be constantly aware of how you can improve. And, the best way to know how to improve is if you reflect and ask yourself where and how you still need some work.

4. Create A New Habit

It's your habits that unfold the results, not the other way around. You can't live one life and expect to have another. You have to put in place the daily habits that will allow the things you want to change to change.

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5. Build A New Circle (If You Need To)

Self-development is not just a solo game. In fact, the best self-development is done with others in your circle. Spend time with people who are working on similar things as you, and you'll find yourself growing with them at a faster rate than if you had tried to do it all alone.

6. Stay Honest With Yourself

No amount of talking about it will ever instigate true change. It's easier to buy a book on self development, carry it around, and say "I'm working on improving myself" while staying constantly on your phone to chat with friends about how you're trying to be better than doing the necessary things to get you better. You have to really be honest about it with yourself. You are your own judge.

7. Measure Your Progress

No matter how stagnant you think your life is right now, as long as you have been putting little efforts to improve your life, you are making progress. But, how can you know this if you refuse to measure your progress.

8. Consistency Is Key

Self-development doesn't happen overnight. It happens slowly and deliberately. Consistency is what creates truly meaningful change - and this is what makes the process so difficult for people. Self development is not something you do once and you think that's all, it is a daily practice which eventually turns to a lifestyle.

This article originally appeared on INC Magazine 
Written by Nicolas Cole