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Monday Motivation: How To Become The Best Version Of Yourself


What would the best version of you look like? Would you be fitter, mentally sharper, wealthier, wiser, or more generous?

It’s great to have a vision of what you would be if you were making the most of all your talents, resources, and opportunities. You see how your life could be a whole lot better, and realize that there’s a lot you can do to improve it.

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If you’ve been yearning for the best version of yourself, here are eight steps you can take to achieve that state.

Visualize The Improved You

Describe this person you’re aiming to become to yourself. Then create a vivid mental picture of this person and what their life would look like. This visualization could provide you with the motivation to strive for that better version of yourself.

Embrace Positive Thinking

If you’re reaching for a goal, you’ll have to believe that it’s attainable. And you will need to consistently confirm this to yourself. There will be obstacles on the path of self-improvement. Keeping a positive mindset and attitude (including a strong belief in your mission) will help you carry on.

Set Goals

After you’ve described and visualized your better self, you’ll need to define that destination in terms of goals. Your goals may include wanting to be physically and mentally healthier, having better relational skills, or possessing the skills you need to advance up your career ladder. Make the goal specific and measurable.

Take Small, Cumulative Steps To Your Goal

Reduce your grand goal into smaller steps that you can take daily. For example, if you’re adopting an exercise routine to lose weight, you may want to begin with fewer, less rigorous exercises, and build up to more challenging ones as you adapt to the demands that this physical activity places on your body.

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Be Mindful Of Your Health

Whatever your ideal vision of yourself is, it should include better health. Adopt regular exercise, as it’s great for strengthening your muscles, improving heart function and blood circulation, raising energy levels, and even reducing your risk of coming down with certain diseases. It also helps you imbibe the disciple required to achieve results in other aspects of your life.

Don’t Procrastinate

When you procrastinate, you rob yourself of the opportunity to get work done under less pressure. You also potentially shrink the amount of work you can get done in any given timeframe. Kick the habit of procrastination, and you’ll speed up your journey to becoming a better person.

Say Yes To Opportunities

You should continuously seek opportunities for growth and advancement. Don’t hesitate to embrace them where they pop up (or when you find them). Make sure that they are in line with your values, and will help you on your way to achieving your goals.

Learn Something Useful Everyday

If you’re always learning useful facts, you’ll soon have a rich reservoir of knowledge to draw from when you need to solve a problem. This problem-solving ability is widely sought after in today’s world. So it’s something you should cultivate to improve your chances of success.

Keep Forward-Looking Company

Positive energy from your friends and colleagues will rub off on you. If your closest associates always aspire to be better people, you’ll be encouraged to do the same thing.

Final Words

You can become a better version of yourself. Be inspired by this. The steps we have discussed here should help you advance in the journey of perpetual self-improvement.

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Ikenna Nwachukwu

Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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