Put down the self-help book and do something

I have found that completing projects has given me a euphoric feeling. Usually it is the projects that requires physical and mental work. When I am exhausted after a project, I feel amazing at the same time.  The best part of any large or challenging project is not the end result, but all the things you learn while completing it. This is what real self improvement is, not reading a book or going to a seminar, but completing real challenges and learning how to overcome obstacles by actually DOING THE WORK.

I just experienced this by doing some DIY repair on my Aston Martin V8 Vantage. I documented it mostly for the other Aston owners, but I realized while doing it that this feeling of accomplishment needs to happen more frequently. I want to complete more projects and feel more of this. It felt great diving into something I wasn’t sure I could do, overcoming the challenges, and finding success.

If you really want to improve yourself, find something you haven’t done before and don’t let one damn thing stand in your way! I challenge each of you to pick a project that you know you will encounter adversity and start it today. Begin the research, plan it for the next weekend, start the work, do what ever it takes to get it done!

Check the TimeMoneyLife youtube Channel for that video of me working on my Aston Martin.