3 Simple Ways to Become the Best Version of Yourself
I went to study in another country and it ended up being a life-changing experience.
During my Sophomore year in college, I decided to spend my second semester traveling in Hong Kong. I dedicated this time to focus on myself, while making little to no friends. I was emerged into a culture that I knew little to nothing about. It showed me how I was different from everyone around me. I became more comfortable with myself not having to please or impress anyone. This gave me the opportunity to spend more alone time. I am grateful that I made this decision, even with some of the difficulties I faced while being so far away from home. While learning who I was, I was able to grow as an adult.
“I wanted to surround myself with the kind of people who could help me turn my life around; people whom I could rub up against like iron and be sharpened” -Eric Thomas
Finishing my Freshman year of college, I realized that I circulated myself among a lot of negative things and people. I felt as if I was “trying out” to be friends with a group of people. It led me to believe that they were not who I wanted to spend my undergraduate career with.
Friendships should not be a competition, and I wanted to be surrounded more with people that held similar aspirations to me. Therefore, I took the initiative to remove those people out of my life. I began to focus on myself. I began to learn who I was and who I wanted to become. Ever since I made that decision, I have had a clearer vision of my future.
You have to make sacrifices.
The most important sacrifice is eliminating all of the negativity out of your life. If you want a positive outcome, you need to be surrounded with positive things. Some people may get hurt along the way. This includes cutting ties with friends who do not make a positive impact on your life. Get rid of all distractions, including social media, Netflix, and games. Spend less time worrying about other people, including celebrity gossip, and focus on yourself.
At times, we spend so much time surrounded by others that we become accustomed to their values, thoughts, and decisions. We are at a higher risk of devaluing our distinctive ways. Solitude is prominent in order to learn who we are as people. This allows us to disconnect from the world and do some deep thinking. It also allows us to gain a better understanding of the people we would like to be surrounded by.
Find your purpose.
Seeking your purpose in life may be one of the hardest tasks that you ever have to do, but once you find it you will never have to look again. We can find our purpose by specifying “why” we want to achieve our goals to begin with. This may include family, God, or even yourself. It just depends on your values.
Our purpose in life aligns with our passion. We should be content with our purpose for the remainder of our lives. Finding our purpose is not always the most simple task, but we just have to pay attention to the things that make us feel emotion.
“If you can’t find your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” -T.D. Jakes
Don’t lose your drive.
You will be tested with many barriers in life. In order to be prepared for these obstacles, it is up to us to program ourselves to never give up. Just remember “why” you started. The reason you started should always be in the back of your mind so that you can overcome the difficulties you may face. No matter how hard it gets, remember that you will never quit.
Becoming the best version of yourself requires subtle changes in your life. Moving to a different country to achieve these things may be a little drastic, but anyone can do it with focus.
I challenge you to make these changes, then evaluate your improvement. You’ll begin to see wonderful things happening.
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I wanted to share this with you because it was on my heart. There have been many times where I looked for inspiration and couldn’t find it. I’m hoping this post sent a little motivation your way.