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21 Best Self-Improvement Hacks: How to Better Your Life

Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.



We all need to know some self-improvement hacks that will make us successful in life, work and business.

Read these hacks and implement them in your life to enjoy the results.

1. Establish a Daily Routine

Most successful people have a daily routine that they follow strictly.

It brings much-needed discipline to life.

If you have not yet established it, you can do it now.

It will be difficult for 21 days but then it will become a habit.

2. Set up S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Set goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.

You cannot expect to go forward in life without setting up such goals.

So go ahead and write down your smart goals for this year.

3. Learn Something New Daily

People who really want to grow learn something new every day.

It could be a new skill, a new language or anything that would add to their productivity.

4. Read Books Regularly

Leaders are readers.

Millionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett spend time daily in reading books.

Even after acquiring huge wealth, and building their own empires, they still spend time reading books.

What does that speak to you and me?

Reading will add to your knowledge and knowledge will add skills as well as the ability to succeed in life.

5. Learn to Prioritize Your Tasks

Very often, the important suffers at the cost of the urgent.

To avoid this from happening in your life you need to learn which tasks are important in which tasks can be done later.

This will save you a lot of time and effort.

It will help you to become more organized.

6. Work on Your Communication Skills

If you are poor in your communication skills you will not make much progress in life.

Work on your communication skills and be clear with your words.

Good communication skills are vital in every area of life whether it’s family, work or business.

7. Make Use of Modern Technology

Technology has advanced tremendously in our time.

You don’t want to be left behind when it comes to technology.

In these times, if you don’t know modern technology you will be lost.

Learn new technological skills.

Learn online skills.

This will add value to your life.


8. Use Your Time Wisely

Time is life and life is time.

If you waste your time, then you’re wasting your life

Learn to use your time wisely.

Do only those things which will add value to your life and to others.

Cut off every unproductive activity from your life which is wasting your time.

Use every second productively.

9. Get out of Your Comfort Zone

Staying in your comfort zone will never allow you to make progress in life.

It’s cozy and nice in the comfort zone, but it will never help you progress and advance life.

So get out of your comfort zone as soon as possible go out into uncharted territory.

10. Face Your Fears Squarely

Everything that you dream of is on the other side of your fears.

Therefore, you need to face your fears squarely in the face, overcome them, and cross over to the other side.

it is very important to deal with your fears if you want to make it big in life.

11. Develop a Positive Mindset

Thinking positively will get you ahead in life.

Always have an optimistic outlook.

Look at the brightest things in life.

Positive people attract positive things in their lives.

So think positively. Be optimistic.

Have the right perspective and things will work out well for you.

12. Surround Yourself With Positive-Minded People

It’s very important to surround yourself with positive-minded like-minded people.

They will encourage you and motivate you to do the right things in life.

They will take you higher in the realms of success.

13. Develop Self-Discipline

Inspiration is good but perspiration is also required to be successful in life.

Motivation has its place but it can never substitute self-discipline.

Motivation cannot take the place of self-discipline and vice versa.

You need to discipline yourself to do those things that have to be done- motivation or no motivation.

Don't quit when you are tired.

Quit when you are done.

14. Read, Listen to or Watch Motivational Talks Regularly

We need motivation and inspiration regularly.

There are times in life when we feel unmotivated and down.

It is during those times, that listening to motivational talks can boost your spirit.

I have experienced this many times in my life.

Listening to inspirational talks has helped me to get up from the pit and rise up.


15. Don’t Try to Reinvent the Wheel

It’s a wise thing to learn from the experiences of others.

Don’t waste your time, energy, and efforts in reinventing the wheel.

Learn from the experiences of others and apply them in your life.

16. Hone Your Skills

Only acquiring skills will not help you.

You also need to sharpen your skills or polish your skills.

It is called sharpening the saw by Stephen Covey in his best selling book, 'The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People.'

You need to sharpen your saw every now and then to stay relevant.

Keep updated about your skills in the market.

17. Get a Coach or Mentor

Getting a coach or mentor will help you to grow rapidly

if you have the budget for it, then just go ahead and hire a coach.

He will help you to scale new heights easily.

He will take you from point A to point B with his experience and expertise.

18. Invest in Yourself

The best investment that you will ever make is in yourself.

Buy a course or learn something new — maybe a new skill.

This will help you in your career or your business.

To succeed in life, you have to invest in yourself first.

19. Recognize the Power of Small Actions

Do not underestimate the power of doing small things.

It is the small things that add up and turn into big success stories

The mighty oceans are made up of small drops of water.

The huge oak trees are formed up of small acorns.

The tasks You perform daily may seem boring and inconsequential but they matter, and they matter a lot.

20. Don’t Be a Know It All

Never be someone who knows it all.

Have the humility to learn from others, irrespective of their age or status in society.

The worst thing in life is to be a know it all.

Always have the attitude of a learner throughout life, no matter how many degrees you have obtained or how much experience you have had.

21. Never Give Up

The final self-improvement hack for you is that you should never give up.

No matter what happens in life you have to give moving forward and keep moving on.

Don’t look back at your failures and don’t look back at your successes.

Have the attitude of a winner. Never ever give up.


I hope that these 21 self-improvement hacks will help you to succeed in life and be an inspiration to others.

Go through each of these self-improvement hacks carefully and implement them in your life for maximum benefits.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire


Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on January 29, 2020:

Thanks, Abitha for the positive response.

You are right.

These 21 self-improvement hacks are packed with great value and positive energy.

Just following one of these, could result in great changes in your life and business.

Abitha from Chennai, Tamilnadu on January 28, 2020:


An exhaustive checklist for those on the self-improvement journey, following even one of them, would definitely be worthwhile.

Niks from India on January 25, 2020:

I m following point number 14 and point number 19. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring and authentic information about self-improvement. I will start implementing the other hacks too. Keep motivating, Sir.

Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on January 18, 2020:

Thank you Muraliji. You are absolutely correct.

These principles of self-improvement can be applied in any sphere of life and it will bring about a noticeable and radical change if applied consistently.

Thanks again for your encouraging words.

Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on January 18, 2020:

You are right Prantika. Improving our lives is a daily challenge but it is so rewarding. Well said.

Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on January 18, 2020:

Thanks, Sumit for your kind words of encouragement. It's really good to know that you are enjoying my articles and finding value in them. Yes, it takes about 21 days to form a new habit.

Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on January 18, 2020:

Hi Rohan. Good to know that you are already following all these principles. Wishing you all the best.

Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on January 18, 2020:

Very good article to help every walks of individuals for progress and achievements in life. Thank you Mr Nitin.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on January 18, 2020:

Taking oneself up to the next level is challenging but the result is amazing. One should grow each day individually to become a better version of oneself. Learning various aspects of life and implementing them in life mark the growth of an individual. Following and implementing these hacks will help in self improvement and the change would be significant.

Sumit Chakrabarti from Kolkata on January 17, 2020:

Quite an effective article Nitin ji! I have read some self-help books on setting goals and how to go about achieving them. However, this article has summarized everything in a simple and easily consumable way. The tip on practicing a task for 21 days and the SMART goal techniques show concrete ways of setting and reaching goals. The clarity and fluidity in all your articles are truly commendable! Great work!

Rohan Kalonia from New Delhi on January 17, 2020:

luckily I am following almost all the things given below. Your article was a great help.

Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on January 17, 2020:

Yes Prateek, you are absolutely right. We should remain, learners, all our life. There is so much knowledge in the world that even in a lifetime we won't be able to grasp it.

So acquire as much as you can while you can.

Prateek Jain from Madhya Pradesh, India on January 17, 2020:

For me the most important thing is keep learning whether in any stage of life. Your point number 20 that don't be a know it all is very important and everyone should kee learning in their life and don't just sit and believe that they know everything.