Neel Raman
4 min readOct 9, 2020


5 Surprisingly Easy Changes That Will Advance Your Life

Practical Steps You Can Take to Get Closer to What You Want Faster

You, like most people, have a desire to advance your life and achieve what you want easier and faster.

When you know you are advancing towards something meaningful, you feel better about yourself and your life.

What Does it Mean to Advance Your Life?

When you advance your life, it means you are moving closer to something you want or becoming the person you want to be.

To advance your life means to progress to a destination you want to get to. The driving factors for advancing your life often include:

  • The things you believe you will gain.
  • How you will feel.
  • The difference you want to make.
  • The moments or experiences you want to create.

Risks if You Do Not Advance Your Life

If you do not advance your life, the risks include:

  • Having low motivation.
  • Not feeling good about yourself or your life.
  • Feeling stagnant or stuck.
  • Regretting not pursuing what’s important to you.
  • Not achieving what you want.

Most times, simple changes will lead to better outcomes. Knowing the changes you can make to advance your life will get you closer to what you want faster.

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5 Easy Changes That Will Advance Your Life

Here are five easy changes you can make to advance your life. While these changes are simple, they will require focus and discipline if you want to progress faster to the outcomes you want.

  1. Focus on your personal growth. Your life will improve when you invest in yourself and apply what you learn. This will require a growth mindset. Reading books, enrolling in online courses, hiring coaches and attending workshops or training programs are ways you can continually grow.
  2. Create a daily routine. A routine makes it easier to remember to do certain things, which can become daily habits. Activities you can include in your daily routine are exercise, meditation, gratitude, reflection, journalling and laughter. These will help you develop a healthy attitude, which means you will take action to advance your life.
  3. Give to others expecting nothing in return. This can include giving genuine compliments, acknowledging their efforts, saying “thank you” or offering to help them. When you give without expecting to receive something, you will feel good and leave others with a positive impression.
  4. Take a small step daily to get closer to a goal. Without action, you will not reach a new destination. Small, simple actions daily will ensure you continue moving forward to what you want. Examples include resisting a snack, exercising for an extra five minutes, asking others for ideas or help, and researching something that will get you closer to what you want.
  5. Limit your exposure to negative news or people. Negativity is easy to find, which is why you must pay attention to what you are feeding your mind. Avoid watching negative news and do a social media detox. Do not engage in conversations that will affect your mental and emotional energy. You are responsible for how you feel and act.

Final Thoughts

When you advance your life, you will have more motivation to achieve what you want. This will help you set bigger goals, which means you will grow and become the best you can be.

That will enable you to create the life you want and be a positive role model.

Action Step: Before you can advance your life, assess all areas of your life. Take the free Life Progress Assessment to get more clarity so you can take action to create the success you want.

Question: What are other easy changes you can make to advance your life?

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