Everyone wants to be successful. Measuring success is done in all different ways. Some people equate success with ownership, some equate it with relationships, regardless of what is important to you and how successful you may feel there is one thing that is true; the truly successful among us attribute their successes and failures to themselves. They take self responsibility for their happiness.A quest for self improvement will go hand and hand with success. No one is perfect, no one! Everyone can stand some self improvement. Self improvement is key to living a successful life and being the best person you can be. Success is inherent to self belief, in other words success is not based on whether other people believe you to be successful but whether you feel successful or not. Success is an internal feeling. If it is what you believe about your life than you are successful. Learning to live your life as an individual that does not base their success on any other measure but their own can also be achieved through self improvement.Self improvement can start with some very simple ideas, and steps. Self evaluation is important and being honest with oneself. Take an honest look at your life and see what needs to be done to get you were you want to be. Again honesty is the best policy. Evaluating your life and your situation in life without pointing the finger of blame any place else will help you to asses what you need to do to fix your situation. Self improvement begins with self responsibility. Frankly asking yourself “what can I do to change this situation?” or “what can I do to prevent this situation?” Get a notebook and start writing down all the things you would like to change about your life. Be realistic! Statements like I want to be happy are far to general. Really think about what makes you happy, and pursue the steps you need to take to achieve that happiness. Acceptance is healing. Accept who you are and what you have to work with. Realizing at 50 that you would like to be a gymnast and compete in the Olympics is not a realistic goal. Taking gymnastic classes at 50 maybe an obtainable goal, within reason. You have to keep your expectations real!Once a close evaluation is complete moving forward with self improvement opportunities can be as simple as self speak. Learning to listen to the voice in your head that tells you that you are a good person that can make good choices. Building confidence heavily relies on self speak. Believing that you can improve and make the changes that are necessary in your life will go along way in helping you to reach your goals.Look for classes that can help you overcome some of the hurdles that are preventing you from reaching the level of success you would like to meet. Take risks and experience things that you normally would not. Develop the drive to be successful by learning to focus; taking the opportunity for self improvement truly is the first step on the road to success.