So you feel discontented or unhappy with your life right now? Is there something in your life that you want to achieve and yet for some reason, unable to? These are some of the questions at the back of our mind every time we stare at the mirror and think about the ways and means on becoming the best you.
Benjamin Franklin once said that there are only three things in this world which are extremely hard – steel, diamond and knowing oneself. It is very important that before you decide for yourself that you want to be the best that you can be, you have to know and master your own self. This goes beyond wishful thinking.
It starts with your determination and conviction to look within yourself and see for yourself your core strengths and weaknesses. Once you’ve fully understand them, then that it is the right, perfect time to follow this ABC principle in your quest to becoming the best you.
Accept that all of us in the world have imperfections. Even those famous celebrities and personalities you look up to have flaws. No matter what you do, you cannot erase the fact that we commit mistakes along the way and that, there will always be times, when we fall down the road.
But it is not about the number of times that you fail which matters. It is also not about the number of imperfections that you think you have in your body. It is about standing up again and having another go at things. And it is also about embracing those physical flaws and make them your own. You are unique. You are special. The way you perceive yourself also translates to the way on how others perceive you.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your capabilities. As we grow older, we lose some of the admirable traits and characteristics we have had when we are children. We used to dream and believe in something with no limitations or boundaries to stop us. But now, as we age, we become more and more doubtful about ourselves. The ability to believe that you can achieve you dream is the thing that separates those people who have become successful and those who have settled for mediocrity.
Channel your time and energy in achieving those goals you have set for yourself. Instead of going after trivial things that you think won’t give you any merit in the future, focus and devote yourself to doing the things that can make you grow as a person. Develop the skills you already have in you and turn those weaknesses into strengths. Time is of the essence.