When you think of the phrase: “become your best self”, it’s easy to picture perfection, but if we are being real, no one’s perfect.
Think of it more like growing into a version of yourself that’s focused on self-improvement, even when life throws curveballs your way.
While a benefit of becoming your best self is creating the life you want, the most valuable benefit is how it helps you improve the relationship you have with yourself — which is great for self-esteem.
If you are looking to become your best self by 2024, use these questions to guide you.
Learning from Mistakes
Are you embracing the lessons life serves you? Mistakes are like stepping stones on the path to success. Every stumble is a chance to grow and improve.
Doing Something Right
What’s your secret to success that can benefit others? Sharing your successes can inspire and guide those who are on a similar journey. Think of it like lighting a torch to help others find their way.
Are your choices setting you up for a brighter future? Like planting seeds, the decisions you make now should bear the fruit of happiness and fulfillment in the long run.
Are your friends and connections a source of inspiration? Surrounding yourself with supportive people guarantees you of a personal cheering section that lifts you up.
Strengths vs. Comparisons
Are you celebrating your uniqueness or comparing yourself to others? Thinking of yourself as a piece of a beautiful puzzle will remind you to embrace your uniqueness. So remember to embrace your strengths.
Solving vs. Complaining
When faced with problems, are you looking for solutions or venting frustrations? Focusing on solutions is like turning on a light in a dark room – it shows the way forward.
Are you spending too much energy on things beyond your control? It’s like worrying about the weather – you can’t change it, but you can adapt and prepare.
Self-Care & Helping Others
Balancing caring for others with your own well-being is like filling your cup first, so you can then pour into the cups of those around you. It’s a sustainable way to help.
Asking for Help
Remember, you’re not an island. Think of this: if you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’ll most likely rely on a GPS to get you back on track. Asking for help is like using a GPS on life’s journey; it’s the best way to get on track faster.
Setting achievable goals is like creating a roadmap with destinations you can reach. Unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment.
Taking time for yourself is essential. It’s like recharging your batteries. You can’t help others effectively if your own energy is drained.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Trying to handle too much is like juggling too many balls; eventually, some will drop.
So there you have it. Ask yourself these questions often to help you become the best you can possibly be. Which one was your favorite? Share in the comments below.