Getting better at something is one of the things for which we must all strive for. But it gets super interesting when your purpose is to be a better version of yourself. Life is a learning curve, and we must take each day as it comes. We must turn the obstacles and errors into lessons and bloom like a wildflower!
So, here are a few ways to help you learn, grow and be a better version of yourself.
1. Have A Vision Board
We all have these amazing ideas and plans in our heads, but planning is one thing, and execution is another. It’s the execution that brings results. So, make a vision board. Set your goals…know what you’re looking to achieve. Once you see it in your mind, you see it on a vision board…you’ll work to bring it to life.
2. Put In The Work
Once you know what you want, put in the work. Show up. Know that consistency is vital. If you’ve got a fitness goal…make sure you exercise everyday. It’s okay if you don’t push too hard on certain days, at least you showed up. Don’t be too hard on yourself either.
3. Take Out Time To Be With Yourself
Every day make sure to take time out to be with yourself. Pause. Breathe and notice what’s stopping you from achieving greatness. Notice your thoughts. Notice how you’re feeling. But also, make sure to applaud and pat your own back because you are your most trustworthy friend and supporter.
4. Look Up To The Right People
While you have got to be your own best friend and supporter, it’s good to look up to people. People who are on the same path, who have made it, who will always push you and remind you that you can do whatever you put your mind to.
5. Don’t Be Afraid Of Failure
Don’t be scared of falling. When you fall, get back up and start again. Know that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Remember that little spider we read about in our childhood and just like the spidey, don’t give up!
6. Be Grateful
Being grateful, thankful for whatever you have in life right now is super important. Sometimes we forget how wonderful life is, how it is indeed a blessing to be alive and breathing simply. To ensure we achieve everything we set out to, we must give thanks for everything we already have.
7. Enjoy The Journey
Remember to have fun and enjoy the process. Remember that it’s all about the journey. It’s all about living in the present. Don’t count the hours you put in; count the number of times you smiled and felt content in your heart while doing something.
Know what’s important to you. Prioritize accordingly. Have a purpose and do things mindfully. Instead of scrolling on your phone mindlessly, take a break to slow down and breathe. There are only 24 hours in a day for each of us….and when you’re not perfecting your art, your skill, your work… someone else is. And the day the two of you meet, they’d win!
9. Rest Enough
While putting in the time, effort, and energy into whatever we do is essential… resting is important too. Get a good night’s sleep and give your body and mind rest. Being well-rested leads to feeling pumped and brings forth new energy to do anything we set out to do.
10. Forgive & Forget
In life, we all have experiences that sometimes hold us back. They are hard to forget…. it’s hard to forgive people, forgive yourself, and this leads to a chain of holding resentment. Holding on to past hurts, and regrets stops us from achieving all the brilliant things in life. Learn to forgive and forget as that’s the only way forward.
11. Bring A Change In Your Lifestyle
Access your current life. See what habits hold you back from being a better version of yourself. Are you lazy? Do you procrastinate? Do you leave things unfinished? Whatever it may be, take note of things. Bring awareness to your habits and routine & then, bring in a change. Change those habits. Spruce up your routine.
12. Help Others
Helping people in learning and growing is something that will benefit them and make you feel good about yourself. But that isn’t why you should help people. Help people because that’s the right thing to do. While you are growing and becoming a better you, help someone else to be better too. Pay it forward.
13. Question Your Thoughts
Question your beliefs, question your thoughts. Just because you have a thought about not being good enough doesn’t mean you are not good enough. Know that you are loved. You are worthy. You are Enough.
14. Learn New Things Everyday
Push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Learn something new every day because learning is lifelong. Every day is a chance to be better. To think better. To do better. Every day is a chance to learn something you didn’t know before.
15. Take A Break
While it’s wonderful to work hard, have goals, and be at it. Know when to take a break. Listen to your mind, your body, and your soul. Give yourself time off to recharge and recoup and come back with a fresher mindset.
16. Keep A Track Of Your Achievements
It’s not just about setting a vision board and getting started. Check yourself every day. Make a journal and record your progress every day. This not only gives you a clear idea of how you’re moving forward, but it also helps to know and figure out your patterns. Maybe on certain days of the month, you worked better and on certain time of the day you worked faster. Take note of such things as it helps you know what works for you. Do more of what works best for you.
17. Celebrate Your Wins
While you are out in the wild, achieving your goals. Every now and then, stop and pause to celebrate your victories too.
18. Be Open To Criticism
When you are open enough to take criticism and open enough to accept appreciation; you’re on the right path of becoming better each day.
19. Equip Yourself
One of the best ways to be a better you is to learn new skills if that’s needed to become better. Master your existing skillset to be the best.
20. Be Accepting
Be open and accepting to changes and challenges. Acceptance towards different mindsets, beliefs, and opinions is the key to becoming a better version of yourself.
21. Overcome Your Fears
Don’t let your fears dictate how your life must turn out. Face them and overcome them. Know that there’s nothing in the world that you possibly cannot do.
22. Know When To Take Help
It’s great to set out to do everything on your own, but it requires serious strength to know when you need help and to be able to ask for it. Don’t shy away from that.
23. Do Not Judge
Don’t judge yourself, don’t judge others. Know that what’s right for you may not be right for someone else and vice versa. Know your path, know your journey and follow through.
24. Follow Your Intuition
Trust your gut. People might think otherwise, but if you know something is right for you, trust that voice. Know that your inner compass will take you right where you are meant to go.
25. Believe In Yourself
Believe in yourself fully and completely. Maybe you’ll make mistakes, and perhaps you’ll fail…but have faith that it is all part of a bigger plan. Have faith that you’ll do just alright and that you are always exactly where you are supposed to be.
Always know that becoming a better version of yourself is a journey. A life-long journey that you are a part of. Rise to the occasion and go head-on. Follow these ways to help you be a better version of yourself, and remember that your guides are always cheering you on.