I truly believe that deep down there’s good in all of us. We are all good people. And, we always work towards being the best version of ourselves. For many of us, being good is not enough. We want to get better, every day and every moment. But what should be our approach towards becoming a better person? What should we ignore? What should we focus on? What should be our first step?
See, the fact that you are reading this article is a step in itself. It’s a great sign. Because, this establishes two very important facts:
- You THINK you can get better.
- You WANT to get better.
Now what? Let us see what the ‘project better’ entails.
Say Goodbye To Excuses
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There’s no place for excuses in your life anymore, if you have chosen to get better. Excuses will only pull you back. Accountability is the key. Once you start feeling accountable for your mistakes, you will stop making them. The mere understanding that you made a mistake is a lesson well learnt. It will not only make you a better person, it will also make you happier and healthier.
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Now, there are a lot of things to let go of. First of all, ANGER. This could be really difficult because anger is one of most honest emotions and hence, difficult to control. But then anger will pull you down. It will not only make you take unwise decisions but also affect your physical health. Secondly, let go of any and every kind of negativity. If somebody did you wrong, do not carry the load of spite for too long. It will feed on your positive energy. Letting go is a very important step in becoming a better person.
Be Honest And Helpful
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The first thought that probably comes in your head after reading this is- “why have I put honest and helpful under the same head?” Let me tell you why. Because, being honest with people is the greatest help you can extend to them. Your honesty will not only help you in the long run, but also help everyone connected to you in one way or the other. You must create a habit of articulating your thoughts and ideas truthfully and with confidence. Also, be helpful in the more obvious ways. Extend favors. Wash your sibling’s dishes once in a while.
Be A Very Good Listener
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To wrap this up, please LISTEN. A greater virtue doesn’t exist. Being a good listener is the greatest thing you can do to the people around you. When you listen, you truly understand people. The person you are listening to feels valued. And that’s exactly how lifelong connections are made. These lifelong connections will play a decent role in making you a better person.
It’s not that difficult, is it? In fact, trying to become a better person sounds fun. Why wouldn’t it? It’s something we have always wanted to be.