Established, since 1997, leading UK based training provider.
Celebrating 25 years in business! CPD Member - The CPD Certification Service ilm Recognised Provider

Get Better Every Day

Get Better Every Day

Get Better Every Day

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Get Better Every Day.

If you did get a little better, every day, then you would get noticeably better, over the period of a month, and hugely better, over a period of a year.

If you got a little better, every day, can you imagine how great you would be in the next five years?

In theory, people should get better over time. The older they get, the better they should be. But in practice it does not seem to be that way. Many people get worse as they get older, they lose ground. As they get older, they are NOT as good as they were when they were younger. For two reasons, as they get older, many people have less energy and they become more cynical.

But not everyone.

There are people who are as bright and breezy in their seventies, as they ever were in their youth, and they are still making big plans for the future.

Whether you get steadily better or worse, over time, is really down to a personal choice. It is mainly a question of attitude and habits.

Question: How can you be the one who gets steadily better, over time.

1. Get into the habit of trying to get better

Try to get better at typing. Try to get better at comprehending what you read. Try to get better at your sport. Try to get better at gaining the willing cooperation of others.

Getting better does not occur spontaneously.

Getting better takes effort.

Conscious effort.

2. Learn the small lessons suggested by small failures

Every day you make small errors and omissions: When you do make a small error, then make it your business to learn the correction and then, DON'T REPEAT the same error.

Most people repeat the same error every day, for years!

  • They eat the wrong breakfast every day, for years.
  • They are late, every day;
  • They dress scruffily every day, for years.

Here is a great way to fail: Repeat the same error, every day for years.

Repetition of the same errors every day, creates what we call, "An accumulated disaster".

"The disaster that befell him was the result of years of simple neglect, omission and error. He could have survived that error if he had only done it once. But he did not do it once. He did it every day for years. And the repetition of the same error, over and over, killed his chances".

Try not to repeat any error.

Instead, identify an error, rectify it, and learn the lesson.

If you did learn the lesson and you improved every day, then imagine how great you would be in five years.

Summary

We could all get better as we get older. Most people don't, but some people do.

In order to get better as we get older:

Make the conscious effort to try to get better.

Learn the lessons from mistakes.

When you make a simple mistake, like a spelling mistake, then identify it, rectify it and learn the lesson.

Above all, try not to repeat the same mistakes.

Your goal is to get better, every day.

Imagine how great you could be in five years.

FREE Training Needs Analysis Free Training Needs Analysis Logo

FREE Training Needs Analysis!

In order to get the best from your training, you need to discover your relative strengths and weaknesses. Take our FREE training needs analysis questionnaire now and get a report in less than five minutes!

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

Blogs by Email

Do you want to receive an email whenever we post a new blog? The blogs contain article 5-10 minutes long - ideal for reading during your coffee break!

Further Reading in Personal Development

  • How can you improve self-confidence?
    Self-confidence is crucial to your happiness, your personal effectiveness and the level of success in your interpersonal relationships.
    Read Article >
  • Great Minds Think Alike
    Great minds might think alike, but they don't think the same thing. Instead they think logically, using their Common Sense. They think and act according to their rational mind to make reasoned judgements.
    Read Article >
  • How Introverts Can Make Their Voices Heard
    Many introverts have great ideas and expertise to offer, but often are not heard because they feel uncomfortable being the centre of attention. Find out how to empower yourself with our top tips to feel more self-confident about speaking out.
    Read Article >
  • What is Critical Thinking?
    Critical thinking involves making reasoned judgements. Don't accept all arguments and conclusions at face value. Instead develop an inquiring mentality, rational thinking and make logical connections between ideas, before making your conclusions.
    Read Article >
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
    Continuous improvement emphasises the constant pursuit of betterment in any situation. It promotes the idea that one can maintain a positive mindset while actively seeking improvement, referred to as the "happy, but not satisfied" mindset.
    Read Article >

Looking for Personal Development Training?

If you're looking to develop your Personal Development Skills, you may find this Personal Development Training Course beneficial:

Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

1 - 2 July
Leeds City
£900 +VAT
1 - 2 July
Southampton
£900 +VAT
8 - 9 July
Online - Teams
£900 +VAT
10 - 11 July
Manchester City
£900 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £100 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 12 days, Leeds City, places available Book Now >