6 Common Self-Improvement Mistakes You’ll Make

Cam Billings
3 min readOct 17, 2022
Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash

Self-improvement is exciting. The idea of transforming your life will motivate you to invest serious time and effort into the process. You get to chase a dream.

But starting the journey towards self-improvement often proves to be more difficult than you may think.

You could fall into a trap that derails or even ends your self-improvement journey.

Fortunately, you can avoid these traps if you’re aware of them.

Here are the 6 common mistakes you’ll make on your self-improvement journey:

1. Doing too much

Going all in is tempting. You want to fix your problems NOW. Or you’re so excited to try all the self-improvement habits. So, you start meditating, journaling, weightlifting, and cardio all in the same week. This is a recipe for burnout.

I don’t blame you for going all in.

But self-improvement doesn’t fix your problems quickly… It’s a slow process. You need to start slow and then add to your routine over time.

Doing too much leads to burnout, which can derail your self-improvement journey before it begins.

2. Going too fast



Cam Billings

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