Many of us just think that “we are the way that we are” and that we already know our limitations. We think that what we’re doing right now is the best that we can be.
But that’s rarely the case. There are countless examples of people starting from virtually nothing and building themselves into people that others look up to for inspiration. These individuals find a way to tap into powers that they didn’t know they had.
So what steps can you take to move down the path to becoming the best version of yourself? Let’s take a look at some of your options.
Start Showing Up
It doesn’t matter what it is, just showing up can make a difference. Showing up at work for five years on the trot, for example, solidifies your position as a reliable employee. Putting on your sneakers and going to the gym three times per week is another example of showing up. Even going out on dates can help you move closer to your life goals.
See Opportunities In Problems
Thanks to technology, problems are now an opportunity. If you notice that other people aren’t being served in some way, you can leverage the power of the internet, the cloud, and other technologies to provide services that you could never have offered before.
Take Small Steps
You don’t need to take one giant leap to your best self. Instead, just take small manageable steps that bring you one or two percent closer. Over time, little changes can generate spectacular results.
You don’t always know where the best version of yourself lies. Many times, you discover that what you thought was the best you could be is actually a mirage and that you can go a lot further. Small successes breed larger wins.
Forget The Details
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Just make sure that your overall direction is positive. You don’t need to train religiously five days a week so long as you’re doing training most weeks. The odd junk food snack isn’t going to derail your progress if you’re eating healthy food the rest of the time.
If you fail in some way, don’t beat yourself up. Just move on. There’s no point looking back.
Celebrate Small Wins
Small wins are just as valuable as big ones. Greatness is often born in the little things. Using a reusable vape pen is better than smoking a pack of 20. Be kind to yourself and make sure that your mind is working for you, not against you. It should be an ally, not an adversary.
Exercise In The Morning
Exercising in the morning is one of the best ways to prepare you for the day ahead. When you begin your day with a high level of physical activity, you often find that you feel better for the rest of it.
Start Something New
Having a new project can help you test your mind in new ways. Playing a musical instrument or building an app develops new skills and gives you the confidence to achieve more.