Always be completely honest with yourself, which is not a new concept of self development. Realize only you yourself know you’re being honest, before anyone else does. You’re the only one who knows what needs to be improved, changed, altered with your life.
So be honest, be true to yourself about what you’re wanting to achieve, who you want to become. Be completely honest in every facet of your life.
You are the only one who can fix what’s wrong, to make the changes and improve. So introspect, search deep inside, seek the truth, know what you’re capable of.
Once you begin to do so, you’ll have better inventory, a better understanding of where you stand now, and the path you took to get there.
You’ll then be better informed to identify where and how far you can and want to go.
Begin Solving Your Issues
We all have problems. Every person you meet today is dealing with a problem you know nothing about, so be kind.
Realize it’s not your problems which defines you, but it’s how you react to them, how you fix and rebound from them.
These problems won’t disappear if you don’t take action, and you know there’s another issue right around the bend.
Make sure you do what and all you can, when you can, and then acknowledge what you’ve done.
It comes down to going in the right direction by taking baby steps, bit by bit. Every little win regardless of how small counts, they add up in the long run.
Choose Who You Spend Your Time With
Spend time with the people you like, enjoy to be with, who loves and appreciates you back for who you are.
Those who’ll encourage you to get better. These are the people who make you feel alive.
Find those who’ll invite and embrace you for your dreams and your faults, while encouraging and supporting you on what you want to do with your life, unconditionally.
Just Start Being Happier
Always fulfill your own needs before anyone or anything else, as you need to look out for yourself first, by sticking up for yourself.
Know it’s also possible to look after yourself, while also caring for those who you care about the most.
Once you take care of yourself, once your needs are met, then you’ll free yourself to be far more capable and willing to help those who needs you the most.
Live In The Present
You are alive and breathing at this very moment in your life right now, so consider that a miracle.
Right now is the moment that’s guaranteed to you, and it will never occur again. So stop thinking about what may or will happen, and stop dwelling in the past.
Breath in the now, the here and the present, and make it a point to experience and enjoy your life as it’s happening. Appreciate everything in the world for the beauty it offers.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes, so expect and invite them. Determine mistakes are the stepping stones towards making progress.
If you don’t fail from time to time, realize you’re not trying hard enough.
You learn the most from making mistakes. So start taking more risks, stumble and fall on occasion, and make sure you get back up and try again, shouting, “Is that all you got?”
Appreciate whenever you push yourself, grow, learn and then ultimately succeed.
Significant achievements are always realized after a long series of failures. Your next mistake might be the link to your next great win.
Appreciate The Things You Have
The biggest roadblock most face is they think they’ll be happier once they reach a certain milestone, a certain level in life, a higher level which they see others at.
Realize that’s a forever moving target and you may never get there.
Once you do reach that goal, you’ll most likely have a higher destination you want to reach anyways.
So what often happens is you’ll end up spending your entire life working towards something, without ever stopping and enjoying what you’ve accomplished.
Make it a point on a daily basis once you wake up in the morning to fully appreciate what you have, what you’ve achieved, where you are and where you want to go.
Just Compete Against Yourself
It’s great to be inspired by others, what others have achieved, so it’s encouraged you appreciate and learn from them, but never try to compete against them.
Realize competing against others is a complete waste of time, and a pure ego play. Realize you’re in competition with just one person, and that person is you.
You’re competing against yourself to get better, the best you can become everyday. Make sure you take aim to break your own records, and not the records of someone else.
Look For The Good In Tough Situations
When things get tough and they invariably will, once you begin to feel down on yourself, always step back, take a few deep breaths, and look for something of value you can learn from the situation.
Remind yourself you’ll grow stronger and smarter because of these difficult times. Remain conscious of your victories by focusing on what you have right now, and not what you don’t have.
Learn To Forgive Yourself
We’ve all been or gotten hurt by the decisions we or others make. The pain is expected and normal, and at times can linger.
We however keep on reliving the same pain, as we have difficulty letting things in the past go.
Forgiveness is the cure. That doesn’t mean you’re forgetting what happened, it just means you’re releasing the pain, dismissing it, and choosing to learn from the incident.