10 Ways to Become Your Greatest Version
If I had learned some of these sooner, my personal development journey would have moved a bit faster. So I’m telling you what helped me, to give you an idea of how you can jump-start your personal growth. That’s without trying to figure out where to begin as I did.
1. Stop saying “I CAN’T”
By saying the words ” I CAN’T”, you’re depriving yourself of your own opportunities. When you say those words to yourself, doesn’t it make you feel like a victim? When you think or dream of something that you really want, then follow it with ..”Oh man, I CAN’T do that, go there, or have that”, you are brutally sabotaging your dreams. You know those times when you contemplate on a great idea you may have had? You think so hard about it that you come up with an excuse on why not to do it. You find yourself coming up with a thousand reasons why not to and then just completely will yourself out of doing it. That’s the definite path to becoming your own worst enemy.
You see, what many people don’t understand, is that words are like weapons. Not only in regards to hurting others’ feelings but helping you cut through the weeds surrounding you that hold you back from moving forward. When you change that “I Can’t” to “I CAN”, and start to believe in yourself, that positive energy will be is what “MAKES THINGS HAPPEN”. When you stop replace the “I CAN’T” with “I CAN” your life will truly start to change to be the best YOU!.
2. Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself
Everyone has had those days where just nothing seems to go right, you step in some dog crap on the way to an interview, you spill coffee all on your white pants, it starts raining all on your natural hair blow out and you have no umbrella. Yeah, yeah, we all know those days right. It’s alright to be a little pissy about it but the best thing to do is just suck it up buttercup and keep it moving. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you’ve gotta take notes, learn your lesson, and move on. The most important thing is to TAKE THOSE NOTES and make sure you don’t make that mistake again. Analyze the situation, take a look at what got you there in the first place. MAKE A CHANGE! When you stop feeling sorry for yourself, you will begin to free up some space in your mind to think about what you CAN do to fix things. Instead of thinking about how it’s hurting you, think about what you are going to do about it.
3. Stop Worry About What Other People Are Thinking!
Being concerned about what others are thinking should be your least concern on your personal growth journey. I mean, personal growth is about YOU right?. I mean, If you’ve gotta tuck yourself underneath a rock for a few years then so be it, do you man! You’ve gotta realize, everyone has something to say about you. Whether it be good or bad. Sometimes people will talk about you and they don’t even know the difference between you and a can of paint. Stop worrying about what others think about you, work on developing your own perception of yourself.
Who are you? What are you good at? Ask yourself these things. Become familiar with your skills, gifts, abilities, whatever you have to offer. What’s unique about you. You may find out that you are good at or the best at lots of things you didn’t know. What do you find easy that others think is difficult? You won’t know unless you find out what you can do. Once you find out how unique you are, you won’t have time to be worried about others. Whatever you chose to think about yourself, just make sure that it’s always self-serving, self-loving, and self-accepting.
4. Stop Waiting For Things To Happen
Throughout my life, I have learned along the way not to wait for someone to do something for you all the time. Waiting can sometimes take a lifetime. Instead of waiting for ” the right time”, how about now. Now, in the present is the best time for you to follow your thoughts. You never know what tomorrow will have in store for you. All actions begin with a thought. Stop waiting on things to happen, MAKE THEM HAPPEN.
5. Start Treating Your Body Like you Actually Live In It
I know our lives can all get busy now and then..or all the time. Sometimes we forget that we need our body to be ready to take on the world ahead of us. We need to make sure we get adequate amounts of our bodily necessities. One of the most important things we can do to become our greatest version is to eat right. Once you begin to eat the food that actually nourishes your body, you will begin to feel your body loving you back. I’m not a vegan or a food snob…yet, but I sure as hell practice eating well. I’m no saint, I do break down sometimes but it’s all about balance. Eat Healthy, Health is wealth!
Eating healthier is not always the easiest task but we all need to start somewhere. You can begin by getting more leafy greens and vegetables in your diet. If you don’t like them, there are plenty of ways to make them taste good if you do it right. I personally like to juice raw vegetables and make fruit smoothies. I can always tell the difference between when I eat healthy food and not-so-healthy food. When I juice I feel like I can work out for days. On the other hand, eating fried foods gives me the “Itis”.
I know, healthier costs more but the extra couple dollars is way cheaper than that “heart attack burger hospital bill. So in order to be a better you, you’re gonna need that extra energy to put in work on what you want to achieve. When you got a 9 to 5 and the only time is after work, then you will surely need that energy to ” DO YOU”.
6. Stop Blaming Society
You may or may not have had the best life growing up. You can’t let that determine your current path. Be accountable for your actions. Stop blaming society and take responsibility for your actions
. Even taking responsibility when it’s not your fault will give you that feeling of empowerment. Everyone needs to have their shine, let themselves be great, and make a difference by being socially responsible. You can do something as small as starting to compost food scraps.
7. Stop Hanging Around Those Who Distract You.
Stop hanging with those people who distract you. I’m talking about those people who know you are on a diet and invite you to go eat pizza. Those people don’t respect your personal growth. It’s time to put those people to the side for a minute in order to stay on track. Some of those people may be afraid of your greatness and try to keep you down….GET AWAY QUICKLY!
8. Give Up Partners or Relationships With People Who Don’t Support You.
If you have a partner that does not support you, encourage you, or comment on your success…it’s time to let them go
You need support to move forward with your life, as the saying goes, “Behind every successful man, is a woman”. You’re only as good as those around you. You know you have someone on your team when they express genuine joy in your success.
Your real friends will be there with you through your highs and your lows. If they “weren’t with you when you were shooting in the gym” then think twice about your relationship.
9. STOP Procrastinating
This has what’s gotten me in the most trouble, procrastinating. I was such a procrastinator that a friend of mine took the time to draw a comic of me as a superhero in a cape. She called me Super Procrastinator. Although it was funny, it hit me, I needed to change. Stop saying you will do it tomorrow, later, next week. No, do it now, because you know you’re not going to do it later. Sometimes you just have to force yourself to do something. Even when you are tired. Thus, the importance of eating right to give you a good amount of energy to complete your tasks.
Make sure to make time for what’s important to you. That time you take to watch the latest episode of that “zombie” series could be the time you take to do something that SERVES YOU.
When you stop procrastinating and seeing progress, you will ask yourself why you didn’t start earlier. Right now I’m sitting here thinking why I didn’t just start writing my blog Ideas as they came. I could have had a lot more blog traffic by now. But guess what? I started though!. writing this blog right now. I’m on a mission.
10. Appreciate The Present Moment
Stop worrying about the future. Worry just causes anxiety and I can totally understand why there is so much anxiety in the world right now. People watch too much of what’s on the news. Lots of people seem to be preprogrammed to watch the news in the morning. Broadcasting all the bad things going on, hardly anything good.
There actually are good things going on but not publicized nearly half as much as the bad stuff. I found that the best way to be in the now and appreciate the present moment is through meditation. It allows me to ground myself and become mindful of here and now. Meditation gives me a feeling of inner peace and well-being.
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