No one is perfect, and even the most successful people have flaws and shortcomings that often stand between themselves and their goals. There are times when you will find that external factors are impeding your success, but other times, it may actually be YOU that is standing between yourself and your goals. How can you know when you’re standing in your own way? There are a few things you can do to develop habits of self-improvement and to maintain a goal of becoming your best self.
Your best self not a perfect person — no one can ever attain this goal. However, like everyone else, there are probably some things you can work on in your effort to improve, grow and succeed. Allowing yourself to change and develop is not always an easy process. In fact, growth can be quite painful. One thing you can do to become a better version of yourself is to try new things. It’s amazing what you can learn simply by allowing yourself to engage in a new experience. Complacency is the enemy, so think of a few things you need to do or have been wanting to try and go for it.
Being the best version of yourself also means not giving up on your dreams. Maybe you’ve left some of your long-held hopes for the future on the wayside because they seemed too out of reach or crazy. Maybe it’s time to revisit those dreams, and with a little tweaking and reimagining, you can start pursuing those goals again. This means setting aside your fear and doubts, but this is good for your personal development.
Your best self also means treating others well. It’s easy to get caught in a “me first” mentality when it comes to your career and professional life, but don’t get stuck there. Be kind. Respect the voices and talents of others. Be honest in all of your business dealings. Try hard and work diligently, even when you don’t think anyone is watching. As counterintuitive as it may seem, being the best that you can be may actually mean putting others before yourself.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC