You improve yourself when you become conscious of your innermost feelings and thoughts. Learning to love you is fundamental in self improvement and building good self esteem. You can inspire others to improve themselves by first understanding yourself and accepting the way you are.
Do you know that even the people you admire most and think they have everything working well for them, they have their own insecurities in life because no ones life is perfect. Do not contrast your self with others, be content with whom and what you are.
Accepting who you are will bring happiness and satisfaction to your life, thus attain self development. Every time you look in the mirror you should love what you see. Though work pressures, family struggles, illness especially terminal can make you lose your self confidence, do not give up on the journey of making yourself better.
Regardless of how strong you think you are, there times when doubts, fears and insecurities will slink upon you. Have people who believe in you, that support you and encourage you to move on for example family and friends. In addition, you can get a mentor who you can be accountable to.
Though the road to self improvement is not easy, it is compulsory for one to experience happiness in life. You have to stop blaming yourself for not being what others perceive you to be. We all have issues we must deal with. When you stop and deal with them, you are on the road to a more well and vibrant you and hence achieving success will be easy.