By Remez Sasson
The term self improvement is a bit misleading and is sometimes erroneously interrupted. What do you really improve? You don’t improve your “self” and you don’t improve your “spirit”. You learn to develop certain skills that can help you go through life. You learn to look at things from a different, broader viewpoint, and you learn to forego limiting thoughts and habits.
You don’t improve something that does not exist in you. You improve and develop some skills that are already in you, but are weak, in a dormant state, or negatively expressed.
Self improvement is actually not “Improving yourself”, so much as changing your point of view, changing the way you look at yourself and the world, and strengthening and developing certain skills.
Self improvement is about developing:
- Stronger willpower.
- Better self discipline.
- Better concentration.
- Some degree of emotional and mental detachment.
- More patience.
- More tolerance.
- Getting rid of negative or weakening habits and developing new ones.
- Learning to think more positively.
- Learning to be more kind and loving.
This is a partial list of the aims of self improvement.