1. Decide what it is you want to improve. Be specific. Sit down where you can be alone and undisturbed, and make a list of goals. Next, analyze what you have written, to find out whether you really want to achieve the items on your list. You will most probably discover that you don’t really want to achieve some of these goals.
2. Write down on another piece of paper the items left in your list, which you really want to achieve. Write them down in the order of their importance for you.
3. Think about a plan, how you can make them come true. Be as practical as possible and use your common sense, intuition, imagination and creativity.
4. Come up with something, even quite minor that you can do right now, such as buying a book with information about your goal, attending a lecture, listening to motivating CDs, looking for courses or workshops that can help you improve your life, or any other step that will take you closer to achieving your goal.
5. Read inspiring books and articles about people who have attained success in the area of your choice. This will enhance your enthusiasm and motivation.
6. Visualize the improvements you want to bring about, as already real and true. Make the mental pictures vivid and alive.
7. Keep your desire, enthusiasm and motivation alive, by thinking often of how you would like your life to look like. Also, think often about the benefits and advantages you will gain by improving your life.
8. Repeat affirmations. They will constantly remind you of your goals and program your subconscious mind to assist you in achieving your aims.
9. Don’t let anything deter you from improving your life. Don’t give in if there are obstacles, delays or difficulties. Be determined to do what you have decided to do, no matter how much time or effort it takes. This is the way successful people act.
10. Developing strong willpower and self-discipline will endow you with the power to overcome any obstacle and difficulty and make you persistent in your efforts. These two skills can be developed through special techniques and exercises.
11. Have faith in yourself and in your ability to improve your life, you financial condition, your habits and your behavior.
12. Be willing and open to accept change. Don’t just say that you want to improve your life. This is not enough. Take action, grab opportunities, and be willing to change your habits and lifestyle.
[Taken from ‘You Can Improve Your Life’ by Remez Sasson, http://www.successconsciousness.com]