lifestyle, Self Improvement

Be the best version of yourself!

The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be,
so you can create a better world.
– Ashley Richards

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In our lifetime, we create many versions of ourselves. In every stage of life, from childhood to getting old, we go through many transformations. Each of these transformations adds some value to our personality and our mindset.

But how often these transformations are for our happiness. In our childhood, we create a persona to please the people around us or irritate them. In short, the motive is to get attention. When we become teenagers, we try to create a different persona to make new friends and make them like us. When we enter the adult stage of our life, the struggle for making a successful career starts where again a new transformation starts for survival and the hunger to go up the ladder starts. Later in our thirties, we get married and have kids. Again a new change starts, the struggle of becoming a good spouse and a good parent.

Many people in this world go through all these very smoothly and stay happy. But are you at your best? Is your full potential used in what you are doing daily? Are you doing what you love or what you want to do in life or be in life?
There is always a hypothetical situation that runs in the corner of our brain. That said, “If the situation was like that, I would have done this!”
Why not create the situation and do the damn thing?

Being the best version of yourself is not about being happy, content and satisfied in life. It is about unlocking your full potential to do what you are good at doing. Every person has a unique trait and talent or skill. Using it daily makes you the best.
When one becomes the best version of themselves, they start contributing to the betterment of their surrounding. They can inspire others to be the best and bring goodness and development to society. How do you think we came to live in an era where technology is so developed. By just clicking a few buttons on your smartphone gets the work done. It was possible because many people brought the transformation of being their best version.

So how to be the best version of yourself?

Find a purpose in life.
Try finding something that makes you happy and willing to put all your efforts to be the best at it. Visualize the best version of yourself and try to understand what it’s gonna take to be it.

Get ready to leave your older version behind.
Our past experiences are very important in life as they help us grow and become strong. But it is also necessary to be willing to leave your older version behind so that you can embrace the best completely.

Start from the beginning.
We know very well that there is no shortcut when it comes to getting the best right!
Even if you feel like you are gonna fail, welcome the failure with open arms and give it a try and try to master the skill. Don’t stress much about how much effort and hard work you have to put. But being best at something doesn’t mean you have to be perfect at it. No one is perfect in this world.

When the opportunity knocks on your door, grab it.
A time will come when you will get a chance to prove your skills. You have to give your all in those moments. That’s the only way to test your skills. We usually tend to overthink in such situations, like “Should I take this opportunity?” “What if I can’t do it and lose what I already have in life?”
But rather than hovering on those thoughts, try having positive thoughts. Think about how you will feel if you get the job done successfully. Think how much change it will make in your life if you do it correctly. Thinking positive will create a success mindset in your brain which reduces the chances of failure.

Relax once in a while.
When you are already giving your best at something and working hard, it drains you mentally and physically. It is good to relax and try to soothe your brain. Every time you successfully take a step, try celebrating it. Relax for a day. It boosts your confidence and also makes you ready for the next step.

Try motivating others as well in your surrounding.
When you achieve your goals, people around you get inspired by you to get into that kind of mindset. Helping them will help you as well to move ahead. It creates a positive vibe and keeps you happy.

Try having a growth mindset.
Always try to focus on the outcome. If you keep your eyes on the prize, the path to get it becomes a bit easier. You become strong to endure the pain and hardship which comes along the path. Never judge and criticize yourself or others at any moment. Try being compassionate and kind to yourself.

Live your life on your terms.
You get to live only once. And this life is not meant to please others. You can’t keep everyone happy. But if you try to keep yourself happy then the people who accept you the way you are will be happy.

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope this post projects a different light to subject which we all go through but never actually think about. Please like and follow my page to get future updates from my website and please write your suggestions below in the comment section to help me improve my posts. Also if you guys want me to write on a particular kind of topic then please leave your suggestion in the comment section.

Thank You!
Have a great day ahead.

Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak

lifestyle, Self Improvement

Habits of Successful People

Success isn’t over night. It’s when everyday you get a little better than before. It adds up.
– Dwayne Johnson

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am writing about habits of highly successful people. From past few months I have been trying to implement few of them into my lifestyle and I really feel amazing change in my health and mindset. Some how I feel it changes the way you think as well. It is told by researchers that to implement any particular habit, it takes 21 days of repetition. If you stick to a habit for 21 days straight, your brain starts to get into the pattern. So I am going to list those habits down for you and I also encourage you to at least try implementing few of them into your lifestyle.

Self-Discipline and Consistency– Well discipline is big on successful people’s plate. This is one of the main reason for who they are today. Do you think an athlete will achieve success if he/she doesn’t have a planned routine for practice? If he/she is not consistent to practice everyday, can they win any game at all? That’s why it is very important to plan your days and stick to it every day if you really want to be successful.

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They start their day early- Waking up early is always told as a good habit by our elders. But we hardly ever bother to consider it. But guess what, most of the successful people make sure to wake up early and start their day as soon as possible. I know its hard, at least for me it is really hard. But if we think about it, when we have a motive, we do get up on time. Like when we have to catch an early bus or flight. When we have planned a trip for a vacation, we are actually happy to get up early but why don’t we do that every day. That is because we lack a motive. If you give yourself a motive of why you need to wake up early, it might become easier every morning. Plus you get a lot of time for yourself and to get things done. Just think about the days when you are late and you take a shower in a hurry, you get dressed in a hurry and you even skip you breakfast. And in that process you go through lot of mishaps. you really don’t like those days, do you?

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They make reading a priority- Successful people make sure they make some time throughout the day to read a book or articles or anything of their interest. Reading helps you to gain knowledge and also makes you confident and raises your self-esteem. It may be just for 15 mins every day but I suggest you make some time to read.

Take time for yourself- Everyday you should definitely make time for yourself when you can think about yourself. It’s called “self-reflection”. You think about “what you are doing in life?”. “Are you going in the right direction of your goal?”.
Think how you can make your life better. I suggest you do this in a peaceful time but not before going to sleep. It might make you stressful and you will end up losing sleep. It is better to have this alone time after waking up.

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Stay Healthy- Successful people make their health a priority. They get up early and they also sleep on time to get the necessary hours of sleep. Well they do have to burn the midnight oil once in while but they make sure to get back into their routine. They exercise, may be not daily but they make time for specific days in a week. Some people say exercising helps them to release stress and keep focus throughout the day.

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Set goals and get going- Well once you set a goal, you need to make an action plan. Successful people don’t laze around thinking, “Hey I want to achieve that one day”. Well that day never shows up. What they do is they make a plan of what needs to be done to achieve their goal and they actually start implementing the plan.

Don’t waste time- When you are passionate enough about your goal, you don’t waste time. There will be always something to do. Successful people don’t waste their time watching movies on a couch by eating pop corn. They don’t go to party every weekend at some club. They do it once they achieve their goals to celebrate. And whatever time they get, they spend it with their family or people who are important to them.

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Stay focused and be honest- As I talked about being consistent in beginning, well it is really important. You need to stay focused and don’t give up when you fall after crossing a bump. If you are being honest to yourself, then you will never lose your focus. Just ask yourself, What benefit are you going to get if you keep lying to yourself.

Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.
-Ken Poirot

So guys I hope you will try to implement some of the above mentioned habits. Please like and follow my page to get the future updates from my website and please write your suggestions below in the comment section to help me improve my posts.

Thank You!
Have a great day ahead.

Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak