This first step in self-improvement is the initiation, and by first step I do not mean straight away donating huge amount of money as charity or going to places where natural calamities occur to lend a hand of service to those in need. Being sympathetic to a wounded bird having descended in your balcony and providing comfort and water to the distressed bird is enough to show that you are alive and kicking.
You have the potential to make a difference to the world you are living in. You can begin by buying self-improvement books that are widely acclaimed in their own particular areas. Self-improvement is no big deal but it takes guidance from the experts or those who have the power to influence our way of thinking. The markets in Singapore are full of bookstores that sell books in the field of self-improvement.
There are many CD’s and courses being conducted by authorities to make people realize their potential and take that small but giant first step towards self-improvement. Of course it is hard to donate money for charitable causes in these hard economic times in Singapore. But parting with a few dollars every month is not that big a deal especially if the money goes for a particular cause close to your heart. If you cannot do it monetarily, you can always spare some time and volunteer to help others.