Life Coaching Online: Free Course Cont...

Chapter Twelve
THE SELF-IMPROVEMENT HABIT

Take advantage of life coaching online! Until recently, quality leadership development information was not available online, so now there's truly no excuse not to invest time for self-improvement.

"What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the human soul." - Addison

Education, by most definitions, is the process of developing the mind by means of books and instructors. When one neglects his opportunity for formal education his only remaining hope is self-improvement.

Opportunities for self-improvement surround us everywhere; they are truly abundant if we seek them out. Despite early decisions to avoid the classroom, we can succeed by taking ownership of ourselves and filling the void through non-traditional means.

"The best learning is self-taught. It is upon the working of the student's own mind that his progress is determined."

Public libraries are a fountain for knowledge and can open the world to new ideas and opportunities. There is no good excuse for not taking full advantage of all its wealth for mental growth and self-development. Life coaching online tools are also easily accessible today at public libraries.

Over a century ago, a child may not have had money for books and libraries did not exist in many rural areas. Children remained home to work in fields and by necessity they lost out on the blessings of education. But today this plight has been removed. No matter how poor, or how lacking in resources one is – books are plentiful as well as internet access.

The term “self-improvement” implies that one is seeking to improve via personal development coaching. An essential ingredient for one to learn and grow is one’s own desire to do so. Not simply a wish to improve, but a willingness to put effort into it so that one can experience the wealth of knowledge and improve one’s current position in life.

Marden said, “Show me how a person spends his evenings, his odd bits of time, and I will forecast his future. Does he look upon this leisure as precious, rich with possibilities, as containing golden material for his future? Or does he look upon it as an opportunity for self-indulgence? The way he spends his leisure will determine the quality of his life.”

Some young people, who do not continue their education because they lack the desire or the funds to move forward, soon find that they fall behind those that press on in their studies. This is unnecessary with all of today’s life coaching online tools.

They fall behind not only in their knowledge of things, but sadly, many fall behind in the quality of their spirit. Their self-confidence diminishes; their fears replace their optimism; and they tend to seek excuses for their outcome which was of their own choosing.

"It is ignorance that wastes; it is knowledge that saves."
- N.D. Hillis

The fact remains that in most cases it is not a lack of ability, or even a lack of opportunity that keeps men from improving. Rather, it is a lack of will. Ability resides in most everyone; opportunity can be made; but the individual desire to become more must be present in order for self-improvement to happen.

The trouble with so many people is that they are unwilling to make sacrifices in order to ensure future gain. They prefer to stick to their daily and nightly routines rather than take on new responsibilities for self-improvement. Too few are willing to work without pay for a long period of time, even when it is the one sure thing that will eventually raise them to greatness.

Successful men and women make themselves. They don't wait for opportunity to present itself, they create it.

Do not allow yourself to slide slowly into mediocrity. You have the ability for something higher; claim it as your own! Invest the energy and focus necessary to prepare yourself for your higher purpose. The journey of self-improvement will not only prepare you for greater things, it will fill you with confidence and pride.

Do not allow yourself to slide slowly into mediocrity. You have the ability for something higher; claim it as your own! Invest the energy and focus necessary to prepare yourself for your higher purpose. The journey of self-improvement will not only prepare you for greater things, it will fill you with confidence and pride.

Commit now to continual self-improvement throughout all your life and you will add years to your life. Always remain engaged in the act of learning. Play the life game for all its worth!

The many life coaching online tools for self-improvement are at your hand, use them in earnest. Progress may seem slow at first, but perseverance will assure your success.

Everything in nature is on the move, either moving up or down. We are always in a state of growth or decline, there is no neutral. Personal life coaching helps to ensure you are always moving forward.


Life Coaching Online Activities

  1. Describe what you are doing currently to improve yourself in the areas of finance, relationships, career, health and spiritually. (Hint: Taking this course is a great start!)



  2. Explain how your efforts, or lack thereof, have impacted each area of your life. Are you satisfied with your outcomes or do you wish to improve your current ituation?



  3. Given what you know from the above life coaching online material, how would you improve yourself in order to realize greater results in the future?


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Next Leadership Coaching Chapters

» Chapter Thirteen - The Importance of Little Things

» Chapter Fourteen - Nerve & Grit! The Rewards of Persistence

» Chapter Fifteen - Observation as a Success Factor


"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for."

- Socrates








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