On day-to-day basis we will hear various phrases such as, "Be the best you can," or "Do your best," tossed around. However, very few people know what these terms mean and how to apply really apply them in their lives. They are very subjective. Additionally, it doesn’t help that the world is constantly changing and standards are forever shifting which brings complexity and competitiveness. To ensure you’re not left out, here are five tips to help you in your journey toward personal growth and self-empowerment:
Own your true self
Before you can embark on a personal development journey, you have to believe it is possible. And this entails owning your true self, and own the results you've gotten so far in your life. You have to be real with yourself. And, you have to acknowledge that you are the reason why you are where you are. At the end of the day, you will be responsible for bringing change into your life. So, take over the reins even if you’re not confident and begin moving in the right direction.
Identify the one thing, which if you were to learn, it would have a positive impact on your life. It could be learning communication skills, how to study better, or even money management skills. Establish the one thing that will boost personal growth in your life, career, and relationships, and then embark on it.
Create new things
By creating something new, you’ll convince yourself that you are capable of creating anything that you desire, including the best version of yourself. So, whether it’s writing or starting a new blog, starting a new workout routine, or making the commitment to write your first book, get started! It will boost your confidence, and help you gain momentum toward becoming the best version of yourself. You don’t have to be extravagant. Start small, but more importantly, start immediately!
Make a move
It's not uncommon for people to wish they had a different life than the one they are leading. It's easy to overthink this. Don't be held back by the thought of what others may say, what will happen if you fail, and the difficulty of the task that lay ahead. If you really want to take that next step in your life, the only thing to do is to make a move. By overthinking, you only inhibit your creativity and your courage. Move ahead with your plan. See what works, what doesn’t, and make adjustments. Moreover, make sure you make small steps towards your goals every day.
Finds great company
If you are to be the best, the people around you also have to bring out the best in you. Jim Rohn once said, "You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with the most." Choose your inner circle wisely. Surround yourself with amazing people - people who will support and encourage you along your journey. If you can’t find any around you, it’s probably time to choose some new friends and mentors. There are plenty of people willing to mentor you as you become the very best version of yourself. You simply have to be looking for them. As the old saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
Best of luck on your journey! If there's anything I can do to help, let me know.