Life is good anytime it is a Thursday. Leggggoooo! Today, Jack Canfield, talks about Principle 20, “commit to consistent and constant improvement.” Before I start discussing Canfield’s principle, I want to begin with what I did this morning in preparation for this blog post. I was watching a video clip of a guy who was living in a mobile home park, with $47 in his bank account. He was dead broke, and he did not know what to do. In the end he took every penny he had and bought a bunch of books on clearance. Thus, it started, he began to read one book every single day, and worked his butt of to apply the principles he was learning. Less than a year later, he was making six figures and now makes millions upon millions. When asked how he was able to accomplish this, he responded “the more you learn, the more you earn.”
Canfield, says in this principle, once you decide to live a life full of continual improvement, you will in turn, have a life of endless happiness and success. If you want to be successful, you have to get used to asking yourself the following questions:
- “How can I make this better?”
- “How can I do this more efficiently?”
- “How can I do this more profitably?”
- “How can I do this with greater love?”
In the world we live in today, it takes a certain amount of self-improvement just to keep up with the change, which the world and our lives bring. Technology, style, and economy change every single day. Continual improvement has now become a vital principle to survival. But, to thrive, and not just survive, you have to take self-improvement to a whole new level.
Canfield, continues to talks about improving in small increments. When you are trying to improve in any area of your life, beginning with small improvements will help the overall success you have.
Doing too much too fast, not only overwhelms you, it can doom the effort to failure. Therefore, forcing you to believe that it is impossible to succeed.
When you start with small, achievable steps, which you can master, it reinforces your belief that you can easily improve. I have a feeling that this is going to be one of my favorite principles to study. I truly believe in the concept of laying in your bed at night, being able to tell yourself that you were better today than you were yesterday. To me, there are not many better feelings. If you want to be built to last, build your life upon a foundation of continual education and improvement.
Living the good life, Cram