Is there anything that you’d like to change about your life? Of course there is. None of us are perfect. Now…how long have you wanted to change it? Six months? A year? Five years? Don’t beat yourself up too much. Many people express interest in self-improvement, but very few of us actually do anything about it. Without external reinforcement from a life coach or mentor, we can easily lose focus and get distracted or discouraged.
If you’re looking for something to help you get started, try a simple technique called The Technique of 10. Here’s how it works:
- Buy a small spiral notebook.
- On the first page, list 10 aspects of your life that you want to improve. For example…
- Lifelong Learning
- Practice Leadership
- Home Life
- Interpersonal Relations
- Mastering a New Technique
Note the mix of personal and professional, broad and specific (#10).
- Every day, use the notebook to score… on a 0–10 basis… how you did in each of your 10 target areas.
- At least once a week, check your progress and commit to doing better where needed.
- Modify the list periodically, removing areas where you’ve reached your goals and adding new ones.
The Technique of 10 can be a great jumpstart to making the life changes you’ve been wanting to make for years.