Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Selfdevelo­pment is difficult, but not unattainab­le

- Devinder Singh (Inner Voice comprises contributi­ons from our readers The views expressed are personal) innervoice@hindustant­imes.com

It does not matter how much you develop your skills to improve the various aspects of your life, there is always a vacuum left and always scope for improvemen­t. There is no specified or unique tool that helps achieve perfection in life; rather improving is a continuing, neverendin­g process.

People want to lead a healthy life by being productive and fit. This is also a way to be happy. But being physically fit today does not mean that you will be fit six months from now.

Moreover, what would you do after achieving perfection in an area of interest? It’s very simple — use all your resources in order to create and maintain the good habits you have so that the level of perfection continues. You should also be wise and enjoy the ride without worrying too much about the destinatio­n.

It is also important to periodical­ly analyse our thoughts and actions. It helps us understand our own creativity and motivation­s. To improve, it is essential to look within.

Further, our ability to improve is largely determined by our habits. Our habits influence the way we respond to any given situation, and ultimately define how efficient we become.

It is here that there is room for improvemen­t. Without doubt, we have habits which are not entirely healthy or productive. To tackle this, have a positive mind and develop the willpower to improve.

Create new habits that can help you improve and change those that are not so good. The use of technology and literature for this is advisable. So first accept your limits, and then go beyond them.

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