Each day you need to spend some time with and for yourself. This time, which Napoleon Hill called “study, think and plan daily time,” is crucial to continuous self-improvement and development.
People who continuously improve themselves become more proficient at what they do and more valuable in the marketplace. As they become more valuable they are open to more opportunities, earn more money and are less likely to be laid off during difficult economic times or more able to find a new job.
The formula for study, thinking and planning daily is simple:
1. Think about your goals every day, at least once each day, preferably once in the morning and once before bed. View those goals with a positive mental attitude and know you will achieve them.
2. Inspect your attitudes each day, best in the evening. Reflect on how you can improve your attitudes and practice more positive thinking. Benjamin Franklin made this a hallmark of his self-improvement program and wrote about it in his autobiography over 200 years ago.
3. Inspect your actions and your thinking – are they contributing to success or slowing you down? Consider how to avoid negative thought and action patterns.
4. Read inspirational, self-help action materials, even if only a page a day and view them with a positive attitude.
5. Take time to study, to think, and to plan each day, and do so with a positive mental attitude. W. Clement Stone, founded an insurance company in the Great Depression with $300 which became one of the largest insurance empires in the world, made this his daily discipline.
Will You Try It For 30 Days?
Many have found this simple formula to be a powerful method of self-improvement leading to success. Try it and see the difference it makes in your life. Try it for just 30 days and you will see a positive improvement in your life. I said this was simple, and it is deceptively simple; I did not say it is easy. To discipline yourself to do this every day may not be easy – but it will pay off tremendously.
We know that people who repeat the same discipline for 30 days or more are likely to continue with that practice as it has then become a habit. Cultivate the habit of study, learning and planning to improve your life.
Daniel R Murphy | Study, Think and Plan Daily