In this article I am going to try my best to show you how to become the best version of yourself.
Becoming the best version of yourself can be enveloped in so many definitions or descriptions.
Examples are being a very successful person, doing what you love best, living as a very happy person, raising your own happy family etc.
Sometimes the best version of yourself can be understood as your ability to treat and get along with felllow human beings.
To me I think the best version of oneself does not only depend on being able to achieve life’s goal but also the ability to overcome the weaknesses he or she has in life.
This weaknesses are the characters and attitudes that we find it very difficult to overcome.
For example anger, gluttony etc.
And for this reason, this 21 tips on how to be the best version of yourself will cut across every spheres of human existence that’s just necessary.
How To Be The Best Version Of Yourself: 21 Tips.
If you don’t know who you are then there is no way you can ever become the better version of yourself.
According to the dictionary self-discovery is the act or process of achieving self-knowledge.
That is to say knowing exactly who you are.
And this can be evidenced in understanding your characters and attitudes as well as how you response to the situations and occasions of life.
2. Start from the beginning.
It is a fact that you will not just wake up to the best version of yourself, you need to start from the beginning and walk those little steps that will bring you into becoming the best version of yourself.
For instance, if you are easily given to anger and wish to overcome it, you can always start by learning how to walk away when the occasions that will make you angry presents itself.
This way you will be able to start developing that attitude that will help you to overcome anger.
3. Don’t live your life to impress others.
If you want to become the best version of yourself, you should not live the life that others want you to live or expect of you.
Rather, as long as what you are doing does not hurt other humans, do and become who you want to and not what people want you to become.
4. Never look for a secret trick to become the best version of yourself.
Because there is no secret trick or any miraculous shortcut to becoming the better version of yourself.
It all starts and ends within you, so look there to be the best that you ought to be.
5. Network with other people.
There are a thousand and one person in your industry who is looking for who to mentor in their life.
Though it’s sometimes difficult to get in touch with the people who can help us become the best version of ourselves, you just don’t have to relent your effort in finding them.
You can reach out to them via their social media accounts or personal websites or better still send emails and calls.
Earlier in my freelancing career, I had the opportunity of reaching out to a high-level freelance writer and we had a session on his socail media account.
And I can really tell that his advice really contributed to my uprise in this industry.
Besides, he also helped to connect me with other freelancers in my niche.
6. Go in the right direction.
You have to be sure you are moving in the right direction.
You are likely not going to have the slightest knowledge today of what you must do to become a successful person in the future, or overcome your worst fears.
But it is certain that you have the idea about the direction you must take, therefore you just have to go in that right direction.
7. Always recognize opportunities as they present themselves.
The advent of the internet has really changed everything in the world.
Before now knowlege was locked away in expensive encyclopedias and pamphlets that you needed to spend thousands of dollars to buy.
But today acquiring knowledge is as easy as running a Google search to gather whatever information you need on any subject.
And then utilize it to learn the skills that will help you become the better version of yourself.
8. Write on blogs and social media
Translating your thoughts into written narratives will push you to think about the ideas in your head at a much deeper level.
And convert those ideas into becoming the better version of yourself.
9. Counting the hours does not really matter.
Consider the last time you went out jugging in the wee hours.
If you kept looking down at the timer every few seconds, you probably will miss out on the fun that accompanies the run. And this in essence made it far more difficult to run far.
But imagine if you took the opposite approach?
You plugged in your headphones, and get lost while listening to your favourite songs, and took it one stride at a time without looking at the timer at all.
Doing this will in the end make you to discover how enjoyable the jugging was.
Therefore Counting hours will just slow you down from reaching your goal.
10. Ask for help when necessary.
Never let your pride get in the way. nearly every successful person had the help that made them become who they are today.
So always recognize when it’s time to ask for help and do so.
11. Get your own personal website.
Establishing and maintaining an online presence of yourself in this digital era will go a long way in pushing you to become the best possible version of you.
12. Get on Quora.
Quora is a very amazing platform that helps and inspires people at a scale.
13. Don’t compare your life with that of those on social media.
People exhibit an extremely different version of their life on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social platforms.
They only share the good things and hide the bad.
So trying to compare your life to what you see on social media, is going to end up hurting you as a person.
14. Celebrate the little wins.
When you appreciate the little things you are achieving in the present will give you more motivation to keep making strides towards achieving your ultimate goal.
15. Stop pretending to know things you don’t.
This will never allow to learn anything.
16. Welcome failure and use it as a stepping stone to success.
There is no way you can play it safe if you want to become the best version of yourself.
Getting fired from your present job could even give you the opportunity of sourcing for and finding a more better job than this one.
Blessing sometimes comes in disguise, never forget!
Read also: How To Become The Architect Of Your Destiny.
17. Call your family.
This is often the decent thing to do. But you can also learn lessons from your family that are not available through any Google search and are not easily accessible to pretty much anyone else in the world.
18. Exercise in the morning.
When you start to exercise in the morning, you will become far more focused and relaxed throughout the day.
Science has even backed that up, too.
19. Create a side project.
If you can ddo something productive outside of work, it will make you happy as well as help you become a better version of yourself.
So, whatever it is…an app, film, album, whatever….start doing it on your nights and weekends. And who knows? It might just turn into a full-time job that you love in no time.
20. Help other people to become the best version of themselves.
Helping others to become the best version of themselves will keep you motivated on your own path, and you will soon find that the lasting connections you build from helping others will greatly benefit you in moving forward.
21. Launch your MVP early.
If you’re still not satisfied with the current version of yourself, then the quickest way to solve the problem is to begin working towards the better version today.
There is no “right time” to get started.
The reason you want to become the best version of yourself is that you are not just okay with the current version of yourself.
So make the move now if you really want to.