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“Today is a better day”: A goal for personal growth April 9, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal development, Goal Setting and Realization.
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In his book, Handbook for the Positive Revolution, Edward de Bono sets a goal for people working on a program for implementing their particular concept of personal development.

In discussing self-improvement as part of his “positive revolution”, de Bono suggests that we each have a new greeting when we meet people.

Instead of the usual “How are you?” he suggests we say instead, “Today is a better day.”

De Bono’s reasoning is that “…whoever you are talking to is one day older than yesterday and as we should all be improving with each day we live, then today that person is better than he or she was yesterday.”

He adds that self-improvement is a day-by-day, slow process and needs to be there all the time.

De Bono says that self-improvement can take place in any of four directions:

(1) Developing positive attitudes, habits and skills.
(2) Reducing the domination of bad habits and attitudes
(3) Getting better at whatever it is (work, job, task) that you are doing
(4) Acquiring specific new skills

An interesting idea and worth considering as part of realizing our personal development potential.

Further reading:

Edward de Bono, Handbook for the Positive Revolution, Viking Penguin, New York, 1992, 176 pages

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