Remember that Robin Williams' movie, Patch Adams? It's a movie with a great message, one that you can learn from if you want to improve yourself. The movie is about a medical student, Hunter "Patch" Adams, who didn't pass the medical board exams. He suffered for months; he became depressed and eventually became suicidal. He checked himself voluntarily into a psychiatric ward. There he stayed for several months and met many people - sick ones: catatonic, schizophrenic, mentally retarded.
Patch found a way to treat his ailment and in the process, he realized he needed to get himself back on track. One morning, he woke up and realized that he still wanted to become a doctor. That's when his outlook started to change. He became positive, and in the process, he improved himself and became success. Not only did he improve himself, however; he also helped improve the lives of those around him. There's no question about his success. He became one of the best doctors in this country.
Patch Adams' life is one good example of how self-improvement is synonymous with success. Here's how you can be like Patch Adams:
*If you harbor thoughts that you're a failure, stop doing that starting right now. You are not a failure. Accept yourself and others will too.
*Stop becoming envious of the hunky and sexy models you see on TV and on billboards. Beauty isn't just about great abs or long, slender legs. Instead of worrying about how you look on the outside, work on the inside first. Learn self-acceptance and then you'll be able to work on the rest.
*It is said that the best way you can help yourself is if you help other people. Help those who are down about themselves; be the wall they can lean on to. Don't be pulled down by others when you see them being down on themselves. Be the one to cheer others.
*If you make mistakes, treat those as opportunities to learn. It won't help to feel stupid, berate yourself or feel that you're doomed when you make mistakes. Think of it this way: if you don't make mistakes, how are you going to improve? Mistakes are a part of life. Accept your mistakes, learn from them and then move on.