If you landed here, I am very grateful to you and warmly welcome you to The Improvement Terminal.
This blog is at your service in helping you to become a better version of yourself.
Without further ado, I want to make my purpose very clear to you
The only purpose or reason why this blog is here is to inspire people to make their lives better and that is by reading books and increasing their level of self-awareness, so that the people can become a better version of themselves.
If you want to know what my pain was and how books helped me overcome my pain, I have written a dedicate post for it: Attitude is Everything
The story behind The Improvement Terminal
The Improvement Terminal is an idea that came to my mind when I read Mark Manson’s classic “The subtle art of not giving a fuck“.
While I was reading the book, one phrase just hit me like a shocker which said
and I started thinking, that this thing is actually true. Our surroundings are improving every day, look around yourself and you’ll see examples.
Earlier, we were using telephones and then cell phones and now smartphones. Similarly, from bullock-carts to the never-ending improved technology of vehicles.
Still, we see improvements because there is nothing called perfection, there is always room for improvement.
But where we are not improving?
The one aspect we actually haven’t been focusing on is our attitude. Our surroundings are continuously improving but the humans have deteriorated on the attitude front.
So to initiate and encourage people to improve their personality by inspiring them to read books, this blog was started.
You must be thinking okay but
Why name it “The Improvement Terminal“
Reading the Mark Manson’s quote of being never actually right, I came to a realization where I understood that improvement cannot have a terminal because the terminal is a point where something ends, the happy realization was there shouldn’t be a stop for improvement. Improvement is a continuous process.
Every time we improve we move towards perfection but we never reach there, because perfection is an illusion
So to overcome the limited belief of a terminal for Improvement, I named this blog as “The Improvement Terminal‘ where improvement is not limited.
Something about Arjun Sachdev
Arjun Sachdev is a Petroleum Engineer by profession, a reader and writer by passion. He started writing on the social media question and answer platform Quora. A passion for writing and the need for personality development in India motivated him to start this blog.
The idea of starting this blog came to his mind when he became aware of the fact that there is a lack of financial literacy and personal development, especially in India.
Arjun Sachdev’s Quora Journey has taught him a lot of things. He has become more mature working on his passion for writing and also made him realize that providing value is what connects you to the people.
My mentor used to tell me “Your true value is determined by how much more in value you give than you are actually paid for”
I am very grateful that I got the opportunity to attend courses from the Dale Carnegie Institute through my company.
I am a great fan of Mr Dale Caregie because of his book “How to win friends and influence people“.
I have done many paid courses and read various books to re-discover myself, trying to bring the best out of myself and I am still improving and working on it.
I want to share the knowledge which I have got till now so that I can help you bring out your hidden potential.
Hurry up and Don’t miss out on the great opportunity to become the best you– start reading my article on mindset to kill all your limiting believes
How The Improvement Terminal adds Value
Above all at The Improvement Terminal, we try to provide valuable content. With the help of great ideas from books and inspiring interviews of Millenials.
From people trying to hustle hard and prove it to the world that they have the fire inside them to achieve what they desire.
Interview with Rohit Kashyap made me realize that “Age is just a number and maturity has no link with age” and Interview with Dipanshu Rawal revealed to me “Forgiveness is the thing we should have inside us”
The Improvement Terminal is a learning platform and Arjun Sachdev is also a part of the process. I am also learning and sharing with you some great ideas which I think would also help you.
Just read out the interview of Rohit Kashyap and you will find out, how an individual can grow when he focuses on improving himself. I was shocked to see 18-year-old answering questions like that. Read this and you will be amazed too.
At The Improvement Terminal, I try to focus on learning from the people who have achieved what I desire, and thus on the way I try to bring the piece of content which provides value to you.
“The formula to success is double the rate of failure”
Failures are great teachers but it does not mean, it should belong to us. We can learn from other people’s failures and how did they overcome those failures and that’s why I emphasize reading books. I always believe in sharing knowledge and learning from other people’s failures.
Wisdom is spread in the pages of books. Books help you connect with the greatest minds that have accomplished something in life. They reveal to you how great people have made things possible.
See when an author writes a book he/she pens down all the experiences, knowledge, skills and strategies of their life the mistakes they committed in their life, what were the failures or temporary defeats they faced, how did they fight their struggles and how they came of out of it and made their lives successful. And all these above things over an extended period of many years of the author’s which can be 10 years, 20, 30 or maybe 40 years which is transferred in a small book of maybe 200,300 or 400 pages.
Years of experience gathered in a single book that you can read in a few hours. Galileo was aware of the power of books reading and once said that “A reader lives a thousand lives”
When a writer reads all the appreciation and praising comments that’s all that he wants in life. A writer believes in providing value from his content and when people appreciate what he wrote, it is worth more than what he can earn in his lifetime.
You feel fulfilled by the fact that whatever you are doing is making people’s lives better. In case you wanna check out the blog post where I received such comments. Click here
Top Book Recommendations
Attitude is Everything by Jeff Keller
Mindset by Carol Dweck
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
On Acquiring Wealth and Getting Financially Free
The Millionaire Mindset by MJ Demarco
On how the world helps you achieve things
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
On how to deal with changes
Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson
On Time Management
Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy
If you want to read some more books please click here
The Improvement Terminal quotes
- And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it
- There is nothing you can think and can’t achieve
- The formula to success is double the rate of failure
- The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid of getting one
- Vision is the art of seeing things invisible to others
- No problem is bigger than the human mind.
- You are the average of the five people who closely deal with.
- You become what you think about most of the time.
- Adversity brings out our hidden potential
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