I promise to love and improve myself.
‘Know yourself. Love yourself. Improve yourself.’
- Zubin Dastur
Who are you? What is your
relevance in this world?
Get deep and find out - perceive your purpose on the
planet and fulfill it now.
And while you’re at it, love and improve yourself
every single day.
about learning and exploring. Figure out what
your greater purpose in life is. Find, follow,
and fulfill it now.
Self-awareness can lead to great personal improvement.
And this individual change is the first step
to creating an impact in the world. So change first,
As the late, great Michael Jackson aptly said, “If you wanna make
the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.”
change can be mental or physical.
To positively change
mental characteristics, be introspective and evaluate yourself honestly.
Deal with your past as it shapes your future.
You cannot forget, but
you can forgive. Enroll
in perception-shifting, life-altering courses such as Personal Dynamics (www.personaldynamics.com), the
Learning Annex (www.learningannex.com) or the Landmark Forum (www.landmarkeducation.com) to shift your view of life
and render your possibilities limitless.
Remember to read ravenously. It is of great
personal and societal value. Learning a skill
or trade is paramount to breaking the shackles of the past that have bound one
If you want a better life, get an education and your dreams
Education can be the passport to your dreams.
Dream big and dream hard – you will
face rewarding results and soaring success.
To obtain financial aid, contact your Government’s
Department of Education for grants or loans, non-for-profit organizations or
other non-Government scholarship programs.
freedom, contribution, respect, awareness, and self worth.
poverty, orthodoxy, ignorance, and bigotry.
We can also improve ourselves spiritually, morally, and
Spiritual Integrity: Get your spirit on!
Take up meditation, get grounded, and discover who you really are.
spiritual path can vary and be unique – do what works for you.
stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought,
Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness,
and Right Concentration.
Mental Health: ‘Health is wealth.’
‘Happiness lies in health.’
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ For as long as the art
of medicine has existed, there have been platitudes on health.
a constant quest to improve your mental health. A tight mind is
a tight body. Stop lollygagging and be proactive - focus on good nutrition,
frequent fitness, and prevention not correction.
Your body is your one true possession.
Invest in it more than anything else in the
Be careful what you feed
and do to it – have Physical Morality!
One area of physical
improvement that hinders us from loving ourselves is
negative body image: a major cause of low confidence and self-esteem.
Everyone has issues with their body.
the world’s most sexiest and famous supermodel has some issues with her body.
Nobody is perfect. But what is
Perfection is your perception of things.
It is what you say it is.
If you perceive yourself to be beautiful, with all your flaws,
that is all that matters. What others
think or say won’t matter to you, once you’re secure in your perception of
In that sense,everybody is
perfect. As the
great Rupaul says, "If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love
Try this simple 2-step logic to
lower negative body image and boost self-esteem:
Re-wire your perception of yourself. Instead of constantly focusing on
your negatives, highlight the positives.
Harping on negatives only results in depression, discouragement, doubt. Attitude is everything.
change your attitude, change your life. ‘The difference
between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective’ (Al Neuharth).
With every step you take, have confidence and attitude.
Try this simple 3-step
trick: tummy in, chest out, face up.
You will feel fierce.
But being positive is only half
the battle. The other half is actually
doing something about it. Most of us want to be
thinner, cuter, and smarter without doing anything. Which is insane. Vision + Action = Results.
Take committed action to improve yourself. Self-improvement is the antidote to
low self-esteem. As
an example, if your goal is to lose weight, have a quantifiable vision and be
dedicated to achieving it.
“I wish I looked like that supermodel” is not as good as “I wish to lose
7 pounds in 1 month by jogging for 30 minutes on Mondays and Thursdays and doing
Bikram yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays.” The first step is always the hardest, but
where there’s a will, there’s weight loss. Also, redefine your relationship with
food – realize and resolve the real reason for your dependence on food. Be honest with
yourself – pies and fries with lies serves no one.
Visit your local Farmers' Market for organic, seasonal, and fresh food.
Try being a vegan or vegetarian for a week. Join a Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA) program and farmers will deliver produce such as veggies,
homemade bread, fruit, cheese, meat, and freshly-laid eggs to your home on a
In conclusion, find out what really makes you tick and do it
now. Love yourself completely for
who and what you are. Be proud of
your achievements and work on your shortcomings.
And constantly keep evolving – but always be firm in good thoughts, good
words, and good deeds.