At some point in everyone’s lives, contemplation becomes a priority. When one engages in reflection, many pressing questions arise.
First and probably the most important among these questions is – how can one improve oneself to the point that they are truly happy with who they are?
This article will help everyone to determine their best version, so join me as we dig deep into the depths of self-discovery.
What Does It Mean To Be The Best Version Of Yourself?
Most people have different interpretations about being the best version of yourself.
It can be by pursuing the best life, living in the present moment, or being the person the world needs.
It doesn’t matter if we have different opinions about the word “best self,” as the kernel of a better life is about having a new YOU.
Aiming for all the good things in the world will lead to your overall growth. The near future will be on a whole different level if everyone chases their best versions.
Rowing your daily life will be invaluable, and you’ll be satisfied with the legacy you will leave in life.
Why Is It Important To Be Your Best Self?
As you achieve your goals and put them into practice in many aspects of your life, you’ll be able to separate false beliefs about yourself and get a little closer to figuring out who you were meant to be.
Each success will represent a choice taken, healthy ways strategies were executed, and an effort made toward self-betterment.
Every success will boost your confidence, and every new ability or laser-like focus will make it simpler to achieve the next goal.
How Can You Become The Best Version Of Yourself?
Discern Your Ideal Future Self
Imagine your best possible self. Imagine how you will look like and how you will communicate, live, or socialize. Tell everything the person you want to be can do that you are unable to.
Discovering your “true essence” — the set of core beliefs, values, and motivations that make you unique — is the first step toward being your better version.
Use quantifiable and attainable terms to describe your ideal self. You can describe someone as “kind” or “compassionate,” or “strong” or “health-conscious.”
From there, it will be up to you to make deliberate progress toward your best self.
Imagine The Big Picture When Setting Goals
Taking a step back and looking at the broad picture often helps to reaffirm what matters and realign your focus with your key objectives in life.
Having a well-rounded understanding of your long-term goals and short-term goals will allow you to make moral judgments that will have a lasting favorable impact on your life.
Check If Your Own Life Goals Align Your Purpose
It’s significant to keep in mind that your objectives need motivation.
It’s possible that a few months down the track, you’ll realize that a previously-held ambition no longer rings true with your values and motivations.
It’s possible that you don’t see any value in maintaining a body fat percentage of 10%, but you do value muscular endurance and physical stamina.
If this is the case, you should adjust your strategy accordingly. Strength and endurance training would be planned instead of dieting to achieve a specific amount of body fat.
At least every month, you should review your objectives to make sure they are still in line with your priority areas and ultimate life purpose.
If they aren’t, then you need to rethink your goals and strategies.
Eat Healthier Foods
You need to be in your best condition to pursue external goals in life. You can’t reach all your goals if you are already on your deathbed.
Choosing to eat what’s best for your body will supply it with the energy and tenacity to work harder.
Cross The Boundaries Of Your Comfort Zone
Do you fear that if you make a mistake, others will see you as incompetent or useless? Do you try to dampen others’ hopes for you by letting them know you have no expectations for achieving success?
If you identify with any of these symptoms, atychiphobia (the fear of failing) may be a problem for you.
Realize that setbacks are inevitable in every endeavor and that they do not spell the end of everything.
Even the most accomplished people in the world—including Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, and Bill Gates—have experienced downfalls.
The people closest, like your family and close friends, have also failed in something. To be your best self, failure is necessary since it is through these experiences that we get the wisdom and motivation to avoid repeating them.
Learn New Skills
Learning new things is a good way to improve your adaptability.
Continuous learning and exploration will teach you that you have the potential for personal development, which will allow you to remain adaptable and flexible when possibilities arise.
You’ll be able to see things from a fresh, more informed perspective as a result. Learning new things helps your brain be ready for a variety of tasks and keep your neural networks active.
Try learning a new language. It can help you learn more about the culture and viewpoints of other countries.
Whatever skill you hone will open new life opportunities.
Stop Procrastinating Your Self-Improvement
Procrastination is the offspring of perfectionist tendencies. Another way to be lazy is to put off doing things until later.
People who are chronic procrastinators undermine their potential. Minor distractions lead procrastinators astray from their intended paths.
Stop putting things off, start taking deliberate, well-thought-out activities, create a system of responsibility for yourself, and make sure your objectives are reasonable and within reach.
Avoid Negative Self-Talk
We all engage in self-talk, which is a perfectly natural mental function until it gets dominated by destructive, illogical thoughts.
Every day, your mind tells you a tale that’s a hundred times worse than anything you’re experiencing in the real world.
Two of the most effective strategies for overcoming negative self-talk include silencing the limiting beliefs and reframing problems in an optimistic light.
To get started, try swapping out words like “usually” and “don’t ever” with “but,” “must,” and “strive.”
Give Your Self Unconditional Love
In order to be your best self and break free from the norm, you must give yourself a measure of compassion and love that you have probably never given yourself before. You must first accept your current situation without reluctance.
Taking action from who you are now will allow you to go out of your comfort zone without worrying about being judged or rejected, as you will have a firm grasp on your love for yourself.
If you take a few steps back, pick yourself up, figure out what did go wrong, encourage yourself, and get back on your feet.
To feel happy and to live life by your standards, you need to be your greatest friend.