It is commonly advised to ‘Be the Best Version of Yourself’. But very few people understand its meaning due to unawareness of what, why and how. In this article, we’ll try to find out answers to these questions which if understood well, can transform a person into an entirely new superlative personality!
What does it mean?
Every individual in the universe is blessed with a unique quality that remains dormant till discovered. Pathway to success opens up for the people, who discover this unique feature of their better self. This distinctive quality unveils the purpose of our life. People who apprehend their life’s purpose and strive to progress in that direction become the best version of themselves.
Thus we can say that ‘being the best version of yourself’ means reaching your potentials and shedding off the old, dull self.
Why is it essential?
Can one get a pizza if he has ordered bread? Can one become an athlete without taking care of his physical health? Can one live an extremely rich life without putting any efforts? Certainly, all the answers are no! To achieve dreams, sweats towards the goal are crucial. We cannot achieve anything permanently without working for it. The saying goes – as we sow, so shall we reap. If we are sowing for mediocre progress then how can we reap an exceptional development?
We always wonder and wish to know what successful people do to achieve success. The answer is simple – Successful people don’t do different things, they do things differently. They identify their potentials and introduce themselves to a better version. They don’t run after success rather put efforts into making them worthy of success. Once you become a better version, you start attracting success.
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine”. – John C. Maxwell
How it can be achieved?
- Question Yourself
Ask these questions from yourself:
- What are you passionate about since childhood?
- What gives you a sense of satisfaction?
- What things make you forget to look at the time?
- What are the topics you mostly like to converse about?
- What are your interest areas?
- What is your bucket list?
By analysing the answers to these questions, you can get the purpose of your life for sure. Once you know the purpose then all you need to do is to start the journey of becoming your best version. Remember, doing things that we enjoy, bring us closer to success.
- Know your Potential
Write down your strengths and weaknesses to assess your self-potential. Set the target of your life and track your strengths accordingly. You can easily figure out based on your potentials, what responsibilities you can take to achieve that aim.
- Growth Mind-set
A person who has a mind-set for growth always takes things positively. He accepts the challenges and turns them into opportunity. A growth mind-set encourages keeping the learning process on irrespective of age and time. It motivates people in adverse conditions and keeps them un-affected with the setbacks. Emerging yourself with a Growth mind-set makes you the best version of yourself.
- Overcome the Resistance
Starting something new brings butterflies to the stomach. Sometimes the progression of becoming the best version makes us anxious and our old self resist leaving the identity it has. We can overcome this resistance of old-self by strong determination and a can-do attitude.
- Empower Yourself with Good Habits
Successful people depict the best version of themselves. One more thing common among them is developing and practising healthy rituals in their life. These practices include exercise, a healthy diet, meditation and gratitude. Adapting these practices do wonders in a person’s life, growing them holistically.
- Stay Positive
Staying positive is considered a key element for a person’s growth. With a positive attitude, we can overcome all the fearful feelings and can remain calm and poised in testing times. A positive attitude inspires us to look for solutions to problems and does not let us get dismayed. We can stay positive by living in the moment and by learning from the problems and situations.
Conclusion:Recognise your uniqueness, set a goal, and take consistent baby steps towards the making of the Best Version of Yourself.
Remember, “Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got”. – Jim Rohn