Answer by David Throop:
The Best Way To Improve Myself Every DayThe alarm rings and it's god-awful early. 4:30 am early, it's cold and quiet in the house. There was a time I used to sleep late, stay up late and wander through my days in a haze of fatigue.I roll over to the alarm and hit the off button before it wakes everyone else up in the house. I rub my face a few times to warm my nose and cheeks before sitting up, throwing the comforter off of me and climb out of bed.The hardwood, so nice when it's sunny and warm, is frigid beneath my bare feet. The dog makes a slight moaning sound as he looks at me before deciding that it's too early in the morning for him to wake. He lays back down disinterested in me.Hustling to the bathroom, I close the door sharply though quietly. I wouldn't want to wake anyone else in the house. My clothes are here, as are my shoes, and I put each article on my skin feeling the cold winter night that's settled on each of them. With a shiver, I reach down, pull my running shoes on my feet as I pull the automatic laces tight.I open the door of the bathroom, head to the front, grab my headphones, open the door to the outside and take my first step of the winter morning, same as I've done every day since I decided to get in better shape a few months ago. Actually, better shape isn't for ego or fashion, but for health. After the doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and that my sedentary lifestyle was going to kill me rapidly, we agreed on a regular exercise regimen and diet.That's how I improve myself everyday.I get up and get going at something, every day.Truthfully, if you want to make a change to your life, there are 3 primary factors that determine whether you will succeed or fail. I wrote about those in a recent post:In short, the 3 things you need to know are:1) Decide on what you want to change.2) Create micro-habits and actions you can do daily.3) Examine what limitations you may be placing on yourself. What are you doing to sabotage your chances for success?