Putting your fears aside and admitting that you want to improve yourself is a huge step. Take these ideas, and use them as a starting point for your efforts.
Stress can be the opposite of happiness a lot of the time. When we have to deal with stress, it takes its toll on the body in a physical and mental sense. You have to tackle the stress that’s bothering you before you can meet your goals. Allow yourself a set time during each day that you can relax and empty your mind. Taking some time to renew will help you to stay calm, and will improve your self-confidence.
The people in your life should have similar interests. This will help to boost your self-esteem as well as give you a bit of a break from the kind of people that spend their time badmouthing your dreams and goals every chance that they get.
You must be able to lead if you want to develop personally. Leadership has many definitions, but many people think of it as “influence.” Identify the leadership qualities you possess. Which events have had the most impact on your life? How have these events transcended the life that you live? What attributes make you a good team player? Thinking deeply about these issues can bring awareness of the level of your leadership and team member skills.
A critical step of self improvement is the realization and acceptance of your insignificance. When you realize your place in the universe, you realize that you have a lot to learn. A humble attitude puts you in the right mindset to learn new things and develop as a human being.
Create your own pep talk. Write a list of each of your good points and attributes on an index card. Carry it around, and read it when you need to. Make a video of yourself reading it and watch it as often as you need. This might sound silly but it really helps.
Everyone needs to have an emergency fund. Many people think that a credit card counts as an emergency fund. Putting a few dollars a week into an emergency fund will add up over time. That fund will be helpful now and later, especially as your debt decreases.
Give these tips a try and make note of any change in your feelings or thoughts. Realize that you can’t do everything right away.