Seven Steps to Being Your Best Self
If I asked you were it possible for you to get into the best shape of your life, we could agree that it is. If I asked you were it possible for you to become smarter than you’ve ever been, I think we could agree that you could work hard, study, learn, and practice more than you ever had. But strangely, the idea of becoming the “perfect version” of ourselves seems so unobtainable. It seems impossible.
But it isn’t. It just requires you to work harder and more diligently than you ever have before. Is it worth it? Just ask yourself this. Would you like to be the smartest, best looking, fittest, funniest, best dressed, most compassionate, loving person you’ve ever been? Would you like to be your own definition of the perfect person?
If, like me, you answered yes, then you’ve taken the first step to becoming your best self. The journey is long, the obstacles hard. The plan, though, is simple. Define, plan, execute, redefine, plan again, execute again, etc.
*Know your purpose
Are you drifting through life with little direction – hoping that you will discover contentment, health and wealth? Determine your life purpose or mission statement and you will have your own distinctive compass that will guide you to your truth north all the time.
* Know your values
What do you value most? Make a list of your top three values. Check your goals against your values. If the goal doesn’t align with any of your top three values get rid of it.
* Know your needs
Unmet needs will stop you from living authentically. Take care of yourself. List your top five needs and get them met before it’s too late!
* Know your passions
You know who you are and what you truthfully like in life. Express yourself and honor the people who have inspired you to become the very person you wanted to be.
* Live from the inside out
Commune with nature. Breathe deeply to quiet your distracted mind. Learn to listen to what your heart is saying.
*Honor your strengths
What are your positive traits? Find ways to express your authentic self through your strengths. You can increase your self-confidence when you willingly share what you know with others.
* Serve others
When you live authentically, you will find out that you develop an interconnected sense of being. When you are true to who you are, living your purpose and giving of your talents to the world around you, you give back in service what you came to share with others -your spirit – your essence. The rewards for sharing your gift with those close to you are indeed pleasing, much more if it were to be the eyes of a stranger who can appreciate what you have done to them.
It’s a long journey to the top of the mountain, but it’s completely obtainable, and totally worth the effort. Start climbing today, and you’ll be well on your way before you even start feeling the pain. Good luck, and I’ll see you at the top!