Especially at this time of year I hear people which are often disappointed in themselves. They have taken on several self-improvement processes, but think things are not progressing fast enough. It always amazes me how people want to improve so much that they hinder their process because of making themselves feel inadequate.
I often have to remind these counselees to look back at where they have come from. In most cases just a few months earlier they were not even aware of the things which they are now using to improve aspects of their life. Things they would not have thought of or known they had control over at the same time last year.
In order to start to effectively improve an aspect of your life first requires knowledge that the area exist. Then knowing what portions they have control over. After that you have to know how to augment in order to effect the process which leads to improvement.
Give yourself some credit, is what I always tell them. The first time we spoke you were not aware that you even had control over this aspect of your life. The process of just thinking about what influences to add and making a decision to occasionally do so puts you leaps ahead of those around you who have never even thought to understand why these things just seem to happen to them.
The process of working past where you are in life starts with the knowledge of what to do, the rest will follow. Remember it takes 30 days to form a habit, don’t hate the process by telling yourself you are not doing well. Appreciate and reward yourself for the progress you have made.
Zero to one equated to 100% improvement.