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How to be the best version of yourself

”Be the sort of person you would admire.”

You are a different person to different people. Annoying to some. Kind to another. Talented 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 start from within. Other people will always have expectations from you, however, you know who you are, and what’s capable for you.

When striving to be the best version of yourself, remember, that version will vary from day to day. Always ask yourself how do I feel today? What would I like to accomplish? What is my intention?

Below you’ll find five mindsets on how to be the best version of yourself. Mindsets that I myself try, to the best of my abilities, to live by.

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. You won’t become powerful through another person, getting a promotion or having excess money in your account. These things might make you feel powerful. But they won’t make you powerful. Having a confidence that stems from within, a deep trust in yourself and a positive mindset, that my dear, will make you powerful.

2. Strive for progression

Get comfortable with feeling challenged, it simply means you’re growing. Humans need to be challenged in order to not become stagnant. We’ve all been beginners, 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. When I decided to start writing my blog in english, it made me 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.

Is there an area where you would like to expand your knowledge and expertise? Start with the smallest of steps, and notice how, little by little, a development occurs.

3. Spread kindness

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 provide space for them to be the best version of themselves too. At times it might be clever to be a bit selfish, and to set clear boundaries (don’t let yourself be manipulated by fools), however, you don’t have to be obnoxious to be successful. Be kind, always.

4. Let your intuition guide you

Listen to your inner voice. What does it tell you? 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, 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? With this being said, it’s nothing wrong in seeking advice or inspiration from others that has already succeeded within your field of interest. Nevertheless, the main focus should be on yourself, and what you can do.

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-consious, and realise when you’ve made a mistake; otherwise you’ll never grow. Instead, you’ll keep on making the same mistake, over and over again, until you grasp the meaning behind it.

All things considered, when it comes to choosing the best mindsets for growth, you need to adapt those most suitable to you. Get to know yourself, and be honest where improvements need to be made. In what areas are you struggling? And where are you flourishing? Self-awareness = power.

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