Typical Self-Directed Improvement Practices
The practices listed below have been successfully used for by those who want to undertake a self-improvement plan:
- Start by identifying the improvement you want to make. It’s best if you select an improvement which is fairly general (as with the examples shown above).
- Identify messages which touch on the improvement area you have selected. See that What Matters messages themes for general categories you may find useful in your search.
- Each month select a message from your list as an inspiration for the improvement you would like to make for that month.
- Before you start on your self-improvement, write a prequel story of how you envision the improvement unfolding. This story is designed to envision what improvements you might make.
- Once the month has ended, revise your prequel story to reflect the reality of the actual improvement.
- After you have finished your story, reflect on:
- How the story changed.
- What did you do better than expected?
- What did you not do?
- What changes in your improvement practices would you like to make for the next month’s self-directed improvement?
- Continue this process each month
- You may want to refocus your improvement.
- Include any changes in your self-directed improvement practices in your prequel story.