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Welcome back to The Tower at Spring Creek Blog. Looking inward teaches you a lot about yourself. Today our blog post is about looking outward for inspiration that you can channel into your efforts for self-improvement. We hope this post about reflection inspires you to evaluate where you’re at and where you want to be so you can empower yourself to change in positive ways this National Self-Improvement Month. Get inspired by one of these powerful TED talks.

Increase your self-awareness with one simple fix by Tasha Eurich
We'd all like to believe we're self-aware, but in reality, the facts point to a more sobering truth. Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich has spent the last 4 years researching what it truly means to be self-aware, and in the process, has made a surprising discovery about human perception. In this illuminating talk, Eurich dissects common misbeliefs about introspective thinking and provides a simple way we can get to know ourselves just a little bit better.

A simple trick to improve positive thinking by Alison Ledgerwood
Why does a failure seem to stick in our minds so much longer than a success? According to social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood, our perception of the world tends to lean negative, and reframing how we communicate could be the key to unlocking a more positive outlook. In this sharp talk, Ledgerwood shares a simple trick for kicking negative thinking to the curb so we can start focusing on the upside.

How do you define yourself? By Lizzie Velasquez
Born with a rare disorder that prevents her from gaining weight, Lizzie Velasquez has faced more negativity and bullying than most. Over time, she's developed a simple but effective coping mechanism. "Tell me those negative things," she says. "I'm gonna turn them around and use them as a ladder to climb up to my goals." In this funny, personal talk, Lizzie shares her story – and the tools to help people reject hateful perspectives while embracing self-definition.

What inspires you to improve yourself? Share your ideas with the rest of our Garland, TX apartment community in the comments.