When we look at a certain object, a painting for example . we won.t be able to
appreciate what.s in it, what is painted and what else goes with it if the painting is
just an inch away from our face. But if we try to take it a little further, we.ll have a
clearer vision of the whole artwork.
We reach a point in our life when we are ready for change and a whole bunch of
information that will help us unlock our self-improvement power. Until then,
something can be staring us right under our nose but we don.t see it. The only
time we think of unlocking our self-improvement power is when everything got
Take the frog principle for example.
Try placing Frog A in a pot of boiling water. What happens? He twerps! He jumps
off! Why? Because he is not able to tolerate sudden change in his environment .
the water.s temperature. Then try Frog B: place him in a lukewarm water, then
turn the gas stove on. Wait until the water reaches a certain boiling point. Frog B
then thinks ¡°Ooh¡¦ it.s a bit warm in here¡±.
People are like Frog B in general. Today, Anna thinks Carl hates her. Tomorrow,
Patrick walks up to her and told her he hates her. Anna stays the same and
doesn.t mind her what her friends says. The next day, she learned that Kim and
John also abhors her. Anna doesn.t realize at once the importance and the need
for self-improvement until the entire community hates her.
We learn our lessons when we experience pain. We finally see the warning signs
and signals when things get rough and tough. When do we realize that we need
to change diets? When none of our jeans and shirts would fit us. When do we
stop eating candies and chocolates? When all of our teeth has fallen off. When
do we realize that we need to stop smoking? When our lungs have gone bad.
When do we pray and ask for help? When we realize that we.re gonna die
The only time most of us ever learn about unlocking our self-improvement power
is when the whole world is crashing and falling apart. We think and feel this way
because it is not easy to change. But change becomes more painful when we
Change will happen, like it or hate it. At one point or another, we are all going to
experience different turning points in our life . and we are all going to eventually
unlock our self-improvement power not because the world says so, not because
our friends are nagging us, but because we realized its for our own good.
Happy people don¡¯t just accept change, they embrace it. Now, you don.t
have to feel a tremendous heat before realizing the need for self-improvement.
Unlocking your self-improvement power means unlocking yourself up in the cage
of thought that ¡°its just the way I am¡±. It is such a poor excuse for people who
fear and resist change. Most of us program our minds like computers.
Jen repeatedly tells everyone that she doesn.t have the guts to be around groups
of people. She heard her mom, her dad, her sister, her teacher tell the same
things about her to other people. Over the years, that is what Jen believes. She
believes its her story. And what happens? Every time a great crowd would troop
over their house, in school, and in the community . she tends to step back, shy
away and lock herself up in a room. Jen didn.t only believed in her story, she
Jen has to realize that she is not what she is in her story. Instead of having her
story post around her face for everyone to remember, she has to have the spirit
and show people ¡°I am an important person and I should be treated accordingly!¡±
Self-improvement may not be everybody.s favorite word, but if we look at things
in a different point of view, we might have greater chances of enjoying the whole
process instead of counting the days until we are fully improved. Three sessions
in a week at the gym would result to a healthier life, reading books instead of
looking at porns will shape up a more profound knowledge, going out with friends
and peers will help you take a step back from work and unwind. And just when
you are enjoying the whole process of unlocking your self-improvement power,
you.ll realize that you.re beginning to take things light and become happy.
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