If you’ve ever looked up personal growth content before, you are likely to find things on how to be healthier, wealthier, or be more productive. All of this is fine and can help you to improve yourself and become better at what you do. But one thing that is neglecting to address is that you do need to ask yourself what kind of person you want to be. You could become the healthiest and wealthiest version of yourself, but is it going to be worth anything if you are so greedy and vain that no one wants to be with you so that you’re all alone? Which is why having a motivation to improve can really be the thing that will help you in the long term; what is your motivation for change?
With all of that in mind, here are some of the things that you can do to make sure that you are able to become the best version of yourself. Would you add anything else to the list?
One of the best things that you can do to motivate and push yourself to be the best that you can be is to be well educated. It can help you to boost your career, as well as being a better and more interesting person to be around. You could look for something career specific to study, such as an online masters in leadership, or choose to learn things through books, blogs, and podcasts. Keep being curious and keep learning and pushing yourself to know more.
Stop Fearing Failure
If you fear failure then it can really hold you back and stop you from doing some things that could otherwise be pretty beneficial to you. Fearing that you won’t be able to do something will stop you from being the best version of yourself, as well as stop you from achieving all that you want to. It can put you off doing things and won’t allow for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. So that is something that needs to be stopped right away. It can be a good note to remember that failing is just your first attempt at doing something; you can try again and again to get it done.
Be a Little Selfish
Now hear me out on this. Being completely selfish isn’t going to be a good thing or help you to live your best life. But taking time to be a little selfish can actually help you to be better all round. For instance, self care is something that you do just for you, so in that way, is a little selfish. But the consequences of that are amazing, as it rejuvenates you to be the best person, partner, parent or colleague that you can be. If you’re a people pleaser and don’t like to tell people no, then it is time to make some changes; be a little selfish and say no if things are going to lead to you burning out.