We all have been forced to be inside our houses during these pandemic times. And since we are all inside our houses, with lesser activities that usual, we are also forced to think on a lot of things. As much as it is not recommended to worry so much, we cannot avoid thinking about the future because that is all we can do.
With all these thinking, I am sure that you have already thought of something to improve in your life. Whether it is an improvement on your house, improve your relationship with people, and improvement on yourself.
Improving oneself, and developing yourself, is a life-long process. You will always have to assess yourself from time to time so that you can check which part of your life needs improvement. Here are some things to consider so that you can improve yourself.
Have a personal goal
Having a goal, whether short term or long term, will greatly help you to strategize within yourself on how your going to achieve that goal. Do you need added knowledge? Do you need improvement on your personality? This are the things to consider. Having a goal will keep you motivated and will keep you going. It will give you direction for the days ahead.
Improve your communication skills
Improving yourself would also mean that you improve on how you talk to others. You need to improve on how you present yourself to others by talking. Talking smart is not enough, you also have to have a sense while talking. It is really difficult to sustain a conversation if your topics are all superficial. But you also need to listen. Listening is part of the communication skill.
Boost your self confidence
A lot of us are having problems with self confidence. Confidence is not really easy to boost especially if you are an introvert. Although some people are blessed with self confidence, others are really having a difficult time. Find ways to boost your confidence. If you think you need to look good to have that confidence, then make yourself look good. If you need to practice more so that you can talk in front of the crowd, then practice more. Even in front of an audience just to have that feels. Bottomline is, your confidence can be built. And confidence can be gained with skills and knowledge. If you are equipped with skills and knowledge, you are good to go.
Know your fears and use it
The first way to conquer your fear is to know it. Know what specifically are you afraid of. You cannot fight something that you don’t know. Once you have identified what your fear is, that is when you can start working through it. Example, you have a fear of public speaking. Your real fear is being ridiculed while you are speaking. You are afraid of not saying the right things in front of many people. So what will you do with this. Practice speaking well. Don’t worry about the accent, what’s more important is for you to deliver your speech and people understand you.
Bottomline is, your personal development is a continuous process. Improvement doesn’t stop. As long as you are alive, you should be open to new learnings, and ways to improve.