What is self-optimisation?

The ongoing process of reaching a better, or the best version of yourself. There are many things you can do that are considered to be self-optimising, and these will be specific to you. It could include diet, hobby, travelling, learning a language, being more charitable. Any act, or change you consider that makes you feel as though you are becoming the best version of yourself is classed as self-optimisation.

How do I self-optimise myself?

Whilst this will be subjective depending on the person, there are some fundamentals required to achieve self-optimisation. Examples are:


Acceptance of flaws that can’t be altered as part of your personal characteristics to the point that you no longer see them as flaws


This involves enjoying the journey of self-optimisation rather than solely focusing on the destination. Make the most of what you can learn during your journey to become a better person by using any opportunity you can to learn from a mistake.

Autonomous decision making

Whichever path you choose to gain self-optimisation, external factors shouldn’t influence your decision making. Every decision should be your own, negotiated through your own values. It isn’t a case of rejecting every influence, but at the same time not every influence should be rejected; there should be a negotiation as to whether something coincides with your core values and whether it supports your mission to becoming a better person.

This is a brief summary of the qualities that can be expected of someone on the route to achieving self-optimisation. It is heavily based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, of which there is plenty of literature surrounding.
Anne Taylor is a qualified Leadership and Executive Coaching. Her duties include helping individuals and teams of people to think more positively, and act more coherently to grasp a balance of work and life cooperatively. If you are interested in learning more about what Anne can bring to you or your team, get in touch today on 02031516830.