Do you spend most of your time daydreaming about being awesome? Imagining yourself in all manner of scenarios where you save someone from a burning building, bench-lift a space-ship and marry Miss Universe? Don’t we all. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to daydream? That in fact, there is a way to be the best version of yourself and it isn’t as impossible as you might imagine? Read on to find out more about taking charge of your life once and for all.
1. Own your flaws
You read that right – you aren’t perfect. And in order to truly evolve and be the best possible version of yourself first you need to be accepting of your flaws. Some people are quick to temper, others are overly sensitive, while the rest may be a little too indifferent for their own good. The same applies to your talents. Perhaps you aren’t so great at maths. So what? As long as you direct your energy into bolstering your strengths and working on the areas that you’d like to improve on, that’s all that matters.
2. Show up
Show up! If you want to be the best version of yourself then you have to start from the bottom. Want to lose weight? There’s no better time to start than now and there’s no proper way to do that than by actually turning up to the gym. It won’t happen overnight, but by showing up, you’ll be making progress and that is the key.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others
Comparison is the thief of joy and the sad reality is, you might not be as amazing as you want to be. You may not be Picasso but that doesn’t mean you can’t find value or success in creating art. Just as you may never own as many restaurants as Gordon Ramsey, but that’s not to say that you can’t be a successful chef. Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on what success looks like to you.
4. Seize every opportunity that presents itself (and be prepared to fail)
Ever heard the expression: “If you say no too often people will stop inviting you?” Think of opportunity in the same way. You cannot risk missing out on something that could turn out to be amazing. Take people up on their offers and take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself to you. It may not amount to anything, but if you never try you’ll never know.
5. Enjoy yourself
Seriously, stop taking life too seriously and learn to have a little fun. One of the best things that you can do for yourself if you wish to be the best version of you, is to lean into life and indulge a little. You want to buy fleshlights in Australia? What’s stopping you? There’s no shame in treating yourself to some TLC – never mind what other people think. In the same breath, a little solo play is good for your self-esteem and for your health so knock yourself out.
6. Set realistic goals
If your goal is to be a best-selling author, then you’re aiming too high – for now. Start off with writing a book first and work your way up from there. If you set your goals too far off in the distance, you’ll never get around to working towards them. If, however, you set your sights on something more obtainable, you’ll find it far easier to achieve, and then before you know it you’ll have travelled so much farther than you could ever have imagined.