One thing that is certain in life is that nobody is perfect and we have all made some mistakes at a point in life. Every now and then, it is good to ask yourself “How can I be better?”. Asking yourself this question is not an indication that you’re not good enough or that you’re a bad person but rather a way of trying to understand your weak points and trying to improve yourself.
This question not only applies to the topic of this write up (How To Be A Better Person) but to everything you think is worth doing. There’s a saying that everything worth doing is worth doing well and I don’t think that there’s anything better than being the best version of yourself. Being the best you can be will give you a boost in confidence which will serve as a starting point to most of your endeavours. Therefore, giving you the ability to achieve great things.
After extensive research, I have been able to pick seven key factors that if practiced and applied well to your day to today activities will help you be a better person.
BE YOURSELF AND APPRECIATE YOURSELF
Most people try so hard to be what they are not. Forgetting that it’ll be much easier to be yourself than trying to be somebody else. In fact, you don’t even need to to put in extra effort to be yourself. All you have to do is do things the normal way and how you feel most comfortable. If you burden yourself looking up those you think are better than you’re, always take your time to remember that you’re also better than someone else. In this way, you’ll be able to balance and appreciate yourself and what you’re. Take your time to acknowledge the things you do right. Things like dressing, skill and other achievements.
BE HONEST AND DIRECT
Honesty is the best policy, tell the truth at all the time. Just as you wouldn’t want to be lied to, nobody wants that as well. Always try to be truthful and direct. It is better to say you won’t do something rather than saying you’ll do it and not doing it. Once you establish this reputation, people will see you as a credible person.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR ACTIONS
Don’t make excuses for what you’ve done wrong of try to shift the blame on to someone else. Instead use your mistakes as reference to do things in a better way.
BE FORGIVING AND HELPFUL
Keeping grudges keeps you stuck in the past. Besides, you’ve wronged others too and I am sure you’d want to be forgiven too. Forgive and forget so you can move on to better things as life is too short. Try to help those in need of your help for you may be in need of their help in the future. Helping someone else gives you more joy than the person you help. And imagine how you’ll feel if somebody forgave you after you did something terrible or if someone helps you in your time of need. So, why not give others such feeling.
KEEP LEARNING AND BE OPEN TO CHANGE
The best way to self improvement is through education. Education have always been and will always be the way to learn. So, seek knowledge and be open to other possibilities or changes. Learning doesn’t necessarily have to be in a classroom setup. It could be by reading or by associating with people with the knowledge.
DON’T BE GREEDY
Don’t let what you have or don’t have come between you and the people you associate with. Being generous to people will generate more affection towards you. Try to give, no matter how small or how much you have. The gesture itself is enough for most people. The hand that gives is always above the hand that receives.
BE RESPECTFUL AND POLITE
Everybody wants to be respected. So why not give people what they want. And what have you got to loose? They say respect is reciprocal. So, respecting people is a win-win situation and all the wins are on your side. First win is that people will think highly of you for respecting them and secondly they’ll respect you as well.
Treat people with good conduct. Have you ever try using the word “please” when you don’t actually have to? Try it and see how people will react to you. Try to appreciate people no matter how little effort they put in. It makes them feel good and you gain more affection from them.
Be a better person by trying a few if not all of these key factors. Thank you for taking your time to read my post and Good luck.