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How to Become a Better Version of Yourself Today

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How to Become a Better Version of Yourself Today
What means to be a better version of yourself? To be a better version means to perform your highest potential in all spheres of your life. Of course, it's difficult to be perfect in all facets, that's why I want to advise you some methods that will help you on the way of self-improvement.

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Don’t Improve All Things at Once

Don’t Improve All Things at Once

Create a list of what you want to change and place the easiest issues firstly. 

When you finish improving one aspect, only then you can start the next step. The first steps are important and when you'll see the results of your efforts, you will be inspired to go further.

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Procrastinating Is Not Always Bad

Procrastinating Is Not Always Bad

It doesn’t mean that you should procrastinate all the time as you want

If you’re working on a project, for example, schedule an alarm every 2 hours and relax for about 15 minutes. But don’t spend all your free time on unproductive activities: do exercise for your body and for eyes, go for a walk or have a meal if it’s needed.

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Don’t Tell Anybody About Your Plans

Don’t Tell Anybody About Your Plans

When you tell someone about your goal, you already feel partially satisfied because you start thinking that you’ve done some steps on the way towards your goal.

Plus, some of the people you tell might demotivate you.

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Stop the Negative Self-talk

Stop the Negative Self-talk

Recall your thoughts during the day. 

For example, when you receive a compliment about your work, you think, “Oh, that’s nothing.” And this is a problem, you can estimate your work objectively, we are all inclined to think about ourselves only in a bad way. Just silence your inner critic and start thinking that you can improve your life.

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Don’t Criticize Others

Don’t Criticize Others

Align with criticizing ourselves, we also like to criticize others. We judge and label other people so quickly, even if we don’t know them.

If you want to lower the level of negative thoughts, stop comparing yourself to others. 

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Think big, act small

Never let anything hold you back when you think of ideas.

You’ve got nothing to lose. Just make sure you act small. Put in the work and stay practical.

Problems are unanswered questions

Every time you experience stress over a problem, you’re basically sabotaging your life.

A problem is nothing but an unanswered question. So stay calm. And figure out the answer.

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The disease of "What if"

It’s human nature to linger on feelings of regret. We look back and think that missed opportunities(real or not) could have set us on a different, possibly more rewarding path. Unchecked, th...

Turn regret into motivation

  • Acknowledge how you cope with regret: ignoring it makes it more present
  • Stop the regrets spiral, until you are ready to face the situation with more clarity
  • Revisit the story and identify practical lessons you can learn from it
  • Treat yourself like your ideal mentor would
  • Ask yourself why you feel regret and work backward to identify the values that are tied up in your feelings
  • The cure for anticipating regret isn’t feeling lousy or overthinking, but pursuing solutions, using the wisdom gained through self-reflection.

Turn regret into motivation

  1. Acknowledge how you cope with regret: ignoring it makes it more present;
  2. Stop the regrets spiral, until you are ready to face the situation with more clarity;
  3. Revisit the story and identify practical lessons you can learn from it;
  4. Ask yourself why you feel regret and work backward to identify the values that are tied up in your feelings;
  5. The cure for anticipating regret isn’t feeling lousy or overthinking, but pursuing solutions, using the wisdom gained through self-reflection.

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Check your readiness

Learning a new skill takes commitment. And there are certain limits to what you can learn. So, before starting working on a new skill, ask yourself:

  • If your goal really is attainable
  • How much time and energy you can give to this process.

Make sure it’s needed

Make sure the skills you've chosen are relevant to your career, your organization, or both. 

Gaining a new skill is an investment and you need to know upfront what the return will be.