Life is a constant exercise in self-improvement. And while some of that focus lands squarely on becoming more educated or rising in the ranks of the workplace, sometimes we forget to improve how we treat ourselves and those around us. In the rush to achieve, the idea of being "better" can become lost to ambition and selfishness.
Make the commitment to be better each day by having better thoughts, making better choices, and taking better actions. The better person you are, the better people, life situations, and opportunities you will attract into your life.
Here are 5 ways to genuinely become a better person:
1. Accept That This Is A Process
“Becoming a better person” is a process that you will likely spend the rest of your life on, so accept the fact that it's going to take a long process to becoming a better person. There isn’t one specific moment where you will finally have it all together and no longer have any room for growth. Opening yourself up to the process of change and growth helps you develop flexibility, and flexibility is key to consistently being the type of person you want to be in each situation.
2. Don't Make Excuses
Blaming your spouse, boss, or clients is fruitless and won't get you very far. Instead of pointing fingers and making excuses for why you aren't happy or successful in your personal or professional life, own your mistakes and learn from them. When you do this, you will become a better person. If you start living up to your mistakes and downfalls, your life will turn itself around. You’ll become happier and healthier, and your relationship with people around you will improve. You will be happier than ever.
3. Be A Humanitarian
Serving other people immediately improves who you are – not only in their eyes – but yours as well. The emotions that accompany helping others will help you grow in ways you can’t even imagine. Teenagers who struggle with self-esteem issues and identity problems grow in confidence when they are put in a position to serve other people.
Often we are taught to have a false sense of self-esteem related to our appearance, our education or our income. Contributing your time, energy and money to others in need will strengthen your heart and build self-esteem faster than a trip to Macy’s or a pay raise.
4. Become A Better Communicator
While everyone knows how to talk, few people have mastered the skill of communicating. In turn, much conflict is caused by miscommunication. Learn to speak clearly and concisely. In addition, learn to become a better listener.
5. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
So many of us suffer from over comparing where we compare our failures to others’ successes and vice versa. When you begin to adapt to an abundance mentality, you realize there is not a finite amount of success in the world and that there is enough to go around. Comparing yourself to someone else only pushes you off of your own unique path.
Every day you have a brand new opportunity to be a better person. Take it. Becoming a better person doesn't happen overnight, but it is possible. Believe in yourself and know that it is possible! In this post, I shared with you 5 ways to genuinely become a better person.
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