I went through some old blog posts from 2019, and found this one – one which the readers clicked on the most.
”Be the sort of person you would admire.”
You are a different person to different people. Annoying to some. Talented to another. Kind to a few. Unknown to a lot. But who are you, to you? What does the best version of yourself look like? Being the best version of yourself needs to start with you, it needs to come from within. Other people will always have expectations from you, however, only you decide who you truly are.
1. Take your power back
To change your life, you have to change yourself. To change yourself, you have to change your mindset. It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you – if you allow it. Trust that you have what it takes, the power is found within you.
You won’t become powerful through another person, getting a promotion or having excess money in your bank account. While these things might make you feel powerful, they won’t make you powerful. Cultivating self-confidence, as well as a deep trust within yourself while embracing a positive mindset, that my dear, will make you powerful. And don’t forget to sprinkle plenty of kindness and compassion on top of it all, and you’re good to go.
2. Strive for progression
Get comfortable with feeling challenged, cause it means you’re growing. Humans need to be challenged in order to not become stagnant. We’ve all been beginners at some point in our lives, but if you choose to constantly advance and move forward you’ll, after some time, notice remarkable improvements. It won’t happen over night, but giving up is not an option. I remember when I decided to start writing my blog in English, it made me feel a bit hesitant at first. However, after several months of writing I’ve noticed big improvements in my writing skills. Of course there’re still advancements to be made, but I’m making progress each and every day.
As humans we are never fully completed. I think if we come to terms with that statement life will become less intimidating. Less heavy, and more lighthearted. We don’t have to have all the answers, as long as we have that intense yearning to know more about ourselves, others and life. In plain English – a deep desire to experience life. You’re an evolving human being; constantly travelling through phases, through seasons, just so you can rise in full bloom.
3. Show kindness
”Be kind. It feels better.”
As humans we can choose to be a lot of different things. Nonetheless, the more I think about it I feel that one of the traits I consider as one of the most valuable is being kind. Other people will unquestionably remember if you’ve treated them well or not. How we choose to treat others says a lot about ourselves. Be someone people look up to. Give to others and help them be the best version of themselves too. At times it might be clever to be a bit selfish (don’t let yourself be manipulated by fools), however, you don’t have to be obnoxious to be successful. Be kind, always.
4. Follow your intuition
Listen to your inner voice. Quiet down the mental chatter, and start to observe. Your life needs to be your vision and no one else’s. It’s easy to get caught up in other people’s lives, and comparing oneself to other people’s success. You might listen too much to what your parents, friends and loved ones think you should do, or can do. This is usually detrimental to your own progression. Start focusing on what you have to offer to the world; what are your unique talents? How do you wish to live your life?
Don’t let the outside noise distract you – take time to pause, and to reflect. Trust yourself, and know, that the answers you’re seeking is found within. You’re more powerful than you might think. You have a powerful inner voice; learn to listen to it. Embrace your intuition, your heart. That inner wisdom of yours is forceful; learn to use it to your advantage.
5. Learn from your mistakes
Mistakes shouldn’t be regarded as merely mistakes. Instead they should be considered as obstacles making us become better, enhancing as human beings. They’re barriers, helping us grow and improve ourselves. Without mistakes you wouldn’t grow. Nevertheless, this means you need to become self-aware. You need to be self-conscious, and realize when you’ve made a mistake; otherwise you’ll never grow. You’ll keep on making the same mistake, over and over again, until you grasp the meaning behind it. Self-awareness = power.