3 Ways Self-Improvement Can Change Your Life


I read my first 10 personal development books in three months. It was after that that I met the girl of my dreams. She was an author and she lived in Australia—and, today, I am happily living in Australia with her.

Focusing on self-improvement has presented many opportunities in our lives—like speaking at live events, writing for online publications and traveling the world.

This can happen for you, too.

But in order for things to change in your life, in order to get where you want to be, you have to grow into the person who is ready for that change. Personal development is vital to your success.

Related: Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success

Here are three specific ways focusing on self-improvement can change your life:

1. It presents you with new opportunities.

Growth in yourself eventually leads you to new opportunities, opportunities that don’t come about until you grow into the person who is ready for them. All you have to do is focus on self-improvement—start by reading personal development articles, books, blogs—and implement the things you learn into your own life.

2. It increases your self-esteem to new levels.

Self-confidence is ultimately the starting point to following your dreams—you have to believe in yourself and your dreams enough to go after them. As you grow, you’re building up that mindset, that belief.

When I picked up my very first personal development book—Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill—that’s when my self-esteem started rising, when I really started to believe in myself and my goals. Reading success books was what pushed me to grow, to change, the motivation behind my goals.

3. It can help you become a better version of yourself.

Becoming a better version of yourself is the main goal of self-improvement—to improve in your job, your business, your relationships. Whatever area of your life you’re working on, that’s part of growing as a person. You have to constantly look at what you can improve and have the awareness to know what needs to be done to do it.

The most effective way of finding out how to get better is to ask the people around you to make a list of what you’re best at and where you could make improvements. Take the list of improvements and work on them one by one.

Related: 13 Ways to Improve Your Life

What areas of self-improvement are you working on, and how has it changed your life?

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Tyler Leslie left his father's successful family business in 2015 to chase after his own dreams. He is currently managing Addicted2Success.com and writes for online publications including Entrepreneur, SUCCESS and Huffington Post. Tyler and his girlfriend, Carla Schesser, travel around the world to speak about how to change your life, personal or professional.

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  1. AG on October 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I would say from my personal experience that books are great choice when it comes to working on personal growth and improvement. I wasn’t much of a reader and started reading regularly two years ago, and I have major improvements over that period of time. I do read self-development books, but I also focus a lot on reading business books as well.

    I would definitely suggest to everyone who have struggles in life; who feel lost and don’t know what to do; everyone who just fell stuck in life and depressed majority of time – I encourage you to start reading book. But don’t just read anything, rather try to focus on great books on personal development and learning more about business which can help you to improve your business knowledge and ultimately lead you to better career in life.

    If you don’t mind if I post link of my blog here. I have a book blog where I write reviews and summaries of books that I’ve read; and I hope to help others to find and read good books as well.


  2. Toms on December 12, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    some time ago I found this blog with a lot of great ways to make good habits. There are different articles about ways to make your life better.I red moste of it and ther are great ideas about things you can do on daily basis to feel better and make your life better. You can check it out https://johnwolters.wixsite.com/selfimprovement

  3. Farman on March 28, 2019 at 6:17 am

    No doubt, Becoming a better version of yourself is the main goal of self-improvement .

  4. Soulful on June 1, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Nice one , definitely Self confidence is ultimately the starting point of your all kind of growth .

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