Try to be as honest as possible with yourself which isn’t a new concept. Only you know who you are first, your flaws, this before anyone else does. You’re the only person who knows what needs to be done, changed or altered.
So be honest, be true to yourself first about what you’re wanting to do, to achieve, who you want to become.
Be completely honest in every area of your life, because no one else really cares about you. You can only fix what’s wrong, and make the changes by correcting the errors in your ways yourself.
So introspect, search deep inside, seek the truth, look in the mirror, know who you are and what you’re capable of.
Once you begin to do so, you’ll have better inventory; A better understanding of where you stand right now, and the path you need to take to get there.
You’ll then be better informed to identify where and how far you’ve come, how far you need to go.
Begin Solving Your Own Issues
We all have issues, personal problems. Every person you meet today has a problem you know nothing about. So be kind when they pout or are angry with you.
Realize it’s not owning your problems which defines you, but it’s how you react to them. How you solve and rebound from them.
These issues won’t disappear if you don’t take action, and you know there’s another problem that will arise just around the bend.
Do what and all you can to help yourself, 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 it appears, counts. They all add up in the long run.
Choose Who You Spend Your Time With
Spend time with people you like, enjoy being with, compliments you, 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 supporting you on what you want to do with your life, unconditionally.
Just Start Being Happier
Fulfilling your own needs first does matter, so you need to always look out for number “one,” this by sticking up for yourself.
Know it’s also entirely possible to look after yourself, while also caring for those who you care about the most.
Once you take care of yourself first, once your needs are met, you’ll then free yourself to be far more capable and willing to help those who needs you.
Live Life In The Present
You are alive this exact moment in your life right now, so consider it a miracle. It’s the moment that’s guaranteed to you this very second, and it will never occur again.
So stop thinking about what may or will happen, stop dwelling in the past.
Live and breath in the “right” now, the here and now, and make it a point to experience and enjoy your life as it’s happening.
Appreciate everything in the world for the beauty that it offers.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Mistakes happen more often than making the right choices, so expect and invite them.
Determine that making mistakes is the stepping stone towards making progress.
If you don’t fail from time to time, realize you’re not trying hard enough or getting better.
You learn the most from making mistakes, failing, so embrace the challenge.
So start taking more risks, stumble and fall on occasion. Then make sure you get back up and try again, shouting “Is that all you got?”
Appreciate whenever you push yourself, growing from learning and then ultimately improving.
Significant achievements are always realized after a long series of failures.
Your next mistake might be the link to your next great win, but you’ll never know until you try.
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 where they see other people 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, and never enjoy what you’ve accomplished.
So make it a point to be mindfully more aware on a daily basis.
Do so once you first wake up in the morning and 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 that comparing or competing against others is a complete waste of time, as it’s all about your ego.
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.
So make sure you take aim to break your own records, your own feats and not the records of someone else.
Look For The Good In Tough Situations
Once things get tough and they invariably will, once you begin to feel down on yourself, always take a step back and logically assess the situation.
Reflect, take a few deep breaths, and look for some type of value or lesson you can learn from what occurred.
Remind yourself you’ll grow stronger because of these difficult times.
That you’ll remain conscious of your victories by focusing on what you have, and not on what you don’t have.
Learn To Forgive Yourself
We’ve all been hurt by the right or wrong decisions we or others have made for us. The pain is expected and that’s normal. It can however linger at times.
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 instead.