The 10 Commandments to Self Improvement

March 20, 2014

A few months back, I attended a Black Belt Club for Kuk Sool in Halesworth and JIKJN Martin Ducker presented us with The 10 Commandments to Self Improvement which I found to be quite interesting and worth reading so I've decided to share them with you! Here they are:


1) Take Responsibility - for your own life

Stop blaming others. 
When things don't go according to plan, don't point the finger at someone else - remember there are always three that point back at you.

You have 2 primary choices,

  • To except conditions as they exist 
  • Or take responsibility to change things in the future 

List 3 areas of your life you're willing to take more responsibility in

  • Look for other people who are doing things well and copy their actions or behavior. 
  • Take on small projects and see them through to the end 
  • Awareness; take extra effort and notice when we blame others. 

2) Take Action - Life rewards action

"Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there" 
Everyone knows that we need to take action to get results, but most of us don't do it; Why not?
  • Fear of failure - fear of success. Ask yourself what is the worst possible outcome - does the benefit outweigh the risk? 
  • Laziness - Conquered by activity 
  • Complacency - by strong desire 
  • Bad habits - good habits 
  • Despair - already taken action before, by hope.

3) Desire - it's the starting point of all achievement

We all have desires - the more intense the desire the more you’re likely to be driven to action.
Write down top three core desires.
What do you want? What are on passionate about? What excites you? What do love to do? 
Champions are not made in the Gym. Champions have something deep inside, a desire, a dream or a vision.

4) SMART Goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time Framed

Write down your goals,
  • Brainstorm anything and everything
  • SMART Goals, be more specific using the SMART goal format.

5) Create a Plan - if you fail to plan, you plan to fail

6) Pay the Price - in time, money or energy

7) Persistence - nothing in the world will take the place of persistence

8) Believe in yourself - if you believe you can or can't, you are almost definitely right

9) Learn from your Mistakes - if you're not making mistakes, you're not stretching yourself enough

10) Create a clear picture and visualize what you want the end result to be

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