Life Coach Principle: Cultivate Constant and Never Ending Improvement

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Life Coach Principle: Cultivate Constant and Never Ending Improvement

This in the second article in the series of Life Coaching Principles, where I intend providing you with some life principles that if you implemented them they really change your life for the better. I started yesterday with Take 100% Responsibility for your Life.

I love learning, and benefit from always being open to new ideas and concepts. Having this type of attitude has enabled me to advance personally and is very much responsible for many of my personal achievements. My Dad taught me the importance of learning something new every single day. He also showed me the benefit of always asking questions because this is the greatest way to elicit knowledge and to find our answers.

I know that to reach our dreams it is essential to cultivate an inner world of personal development where we look to make improvements in ourselves and in our life. One of the most important factors to succeed in life is to strive for  constant and never ending improvement. You need to keep on learning in order to grow and improve the quality of your life.

A while back I wrote an article titled Commit To Personal Development And Make Your Life A Masterpiece where I said: ‘This is your life, not a dress rehearsal. There is no delete or rewind button that you can use! You get one life, so you owe it to yourself to make the most of it. That’s where Personal Development comes in’.

I went on to say ‘Make a commitment to keep getting better and better every day in every way. If you do, you’ll enjoy the feelings of increased self-esteem and self-confidence that come with self-improvement, as well as the ultimate success that will inevitably follow. If you define your success as a “journey” rather than an end-destination, you can take comfort in the fact that personal growth and satisfaction can come from constant and never-ending improvement’.

Anthony Robbins said ‘I realized that we all need a word to anchor ourselves to the focus of Constant and Never-ending Improvement. When we create a word, we encode meaning and create a way of thinking. The words that we use consistently make up the fabric of how we think and even affect our decision making. As a result of this understanding, I created a simple mnemonic: CANI! (pronounced kuhn-EYE), which stands for Constant And Never-ending Improvement’.

“Commit to CANI! — Constant And Never-ending Improvement ” Anthony Robbins

In Japanese, kaizen is the word for constant and never-ending improvement. All achievers are committed to continual improvement. If you want to be more successful, you need to learn to ask yourself, “How can I make this better? How can I do it more effectively? How can I do this to achieve better results? How can I better myself?”

Are you constantly increasing the quality of your life?

Are you growing mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially in your personal and professional relationships?

Are you taking your life forward or standing still, worse still are you going backwards?

That’s why we should all strive for continuous improvement in our inner worlds. To master your life you need to master yourself. It is what takes place between our two ears that determines what we achieve in our life, and the type of life we live.

When you commit to Constant and Never-ending Improvement you will consistently grow and expand in all areas of your life, feeling a deep sense of well-being, happiness, joy and satisfaction.  To make your life great make a commitment to constant and never-ending improvement.

How can you hope to see improvements in your life if yopu don’t take the time to focus on it yourself?  Life doesn’t take place by magic, and leaving it to chance, worse still to luck is crazy, in my opinion anyway. So give yourself the time to appraise where you are and think about where you want to be. Make a list of the things you need to improve upon to become the person that will make your dreams a reality. Your intuition will help guide you in the direction that you must take.

Now choose one thing today that you want to do better. Write down the necessary steps that you need to take in order to make improvements in this area.

Make a commitment to keep getting better and better every day in every way. If you do, you’ll enjoy the feelings of increased self-esteem and self-confidence that come with self-improvement,  as well as the ultimate success that will inevitably follow.

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” George Eliot

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
10 Comments
  1. Jessica Brant November 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Larry,

    I am setting pen to paper right now : )

    Change is a scary thing…..

    xoxox
    Jessica

    • LarryLewis November 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Jessica Brant you are one that i know for sure does everything possible to ensure constant and never ending improvement

  2. Alpana Jaiswal November 8, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I am following your footsteps..hope to achieve my goals soon.

    • LarryLewis November 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Alpana i have no doubts you are taking massive strides

  3. rimly November 9, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for sharing this Larry. As Jessica said change is a scary thing but also change is the only constant.

    • LarryLewis November 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Chane is something we all want yet often it is somethimg we all fear. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. ~Victor Frankl

  4. Gareth November 13, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Great article, I’m always assessing and reassessing with is important in my life and what makes me happy and although I’m not the biggest fan of change, it can be an invigorating and in powering experience especially when you achieve those goals you have set out for yourself.

    • LarryLewis November 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Great comment Gareth, we must never stop GROWING!
      You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford

  5. Mary Hudak-Colllins November 15, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Larry, my life seems to continuously be moving forward. But sometimes, I find it moving too fast and I long for time to stop for just a little while…long enough for me to catch my breath 🙂 Great post as expected!

  6. Camilo February 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    @ mary i feel the same way to between my job my family my friends it seems like i have no time for myself and i wish i could catch a break but this article is very inspirational nicely done Larry 🙂

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