BY BOB SHENEFELT
“What am I doing here?”
Have you ever stopped to look at your life and asked yourself this question? During a particularly low point several years ago, I asked myself this, and I didn’t really have a good answer. I knew I needed to make some changes to find happiness and balance. As I searched for what mattered most to me, I created some simple tools to help me focus. I started to have a more positive mindset, and others noticed that the “new Bob” had a renewed sense of purpose and lots of energy. I realized the tools I developed for myself could also help others, and I discovered a new passion: helping others to get the life they really want.
So based on my experiences, here are my top 3 reasons why you should invest time and energy on self-improvement:
1. To create a positive mindset
Self-improvement helps me to create a positive mindset, and when I’m feeling positive I’m more productive. Life throws a lot of things at me. Some situations create frustration and anxiety, but instead of wallowing in those uncomfortable feelings I learn to “flip” a struggle into a positive: I focus on the opportunities for growth, and then I’m able to spend my time wisely.
2. To create great relationships
As I am exploring self-improvement and personal development, I learn more about who I am and what is important to me. When I know who I am, I can then learn to share myself in a safe space with those around me. I can develop great relationships with my kids, my spouse, my clients and my community.
3. To feel fulfilled
As I start to know who I am and take this journey of self-improvement and personal development, I have a lot more peace, fulfillment and joy. I'm present in the situation, as opposed to being worried about the future or regretting the past.
Visit imatter.com to explore the tools and tactics iMatter offers to help you on your self-improvement journey.
I’m Bob Shenefelt and this is iMatter. Peace.