We all have made mistakes throughout our lives. Those mistakes exactly haven’t put us in the best light. Everyone wants to become a better human being, but some of us don’t really know how.
Many of us try to live by the motto, ‘Live without regret’. But it is almost inevitable that someone will regret at least something from their past. Those regrets can make it very difficult to keep moving forward with their life; they dwell on the past and suffer the regret daily.
In order to live a life of progress and growth, one must learn to forgive one’s self and look towards the future. If you want to continue growing as a better human being, here are 5 ways to make the most of yourself.
In order to be a better human being, first, make sure to be yourself. Make sure to align yourself with values, and beliefs, establish a good identity of yours. Have faith in yourself and build courage. Create boundaries and find focus and make sure to keep moving forward. If you want to be a better human being, you should always tell the truth and state as clearly as possible what you are trying to convey. Learn to articulate your thoughts, feelings, and ideas in an open and honest manner.
Let Go of Anger
Letting go of anger is easier said than done. While anger is a perfectly normal emotion, you can’t let it annoy you. When this happens, you may make unwise decisions, and more important, it may affect your health. Research suggests that anger can cause digestive problems, difficulty sleeping, and even heart disease.
Staying angry doesn’t help you or solve any problems, it only creates more of them. Find some way of relaxing your nerves when you’re angry, writing down your feelings, meditation can be very helpful.
Be a Role Model
Sometimes you need to be a role model to someone to really get your act together. You can start small and be a “big brother” to someone, coach a kids’ team, or be a role model to your children. No matter what you choose to do, always make decisions that the person looking up to you will respect.
Be more cautious about the way you behave. Don’t disappoint people by showing your immature behavior or a bad role model.
How much effort does it take to say, ‘Thank you’? Not much at all. However, these acts of kindness can make someone’s day. Be respectful of others’ time, thoughts, ideas, lifestyles, feelings, work, and everything else. You don’t have to agree with any of it, but people have a right to their opinions and yours is not necessarily correct. Practice the mantra, ‘I forgive you and I release you.’ When people are kind to each other, it’s contagious. Kindness breeds kindness, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Listen to People
People are extremely busy with their careers, families, and lives. Everyone is in a rush, but people rarely ever have time to listen to what others have to say. Listening to people and giving everyone a voice is one of the greatest things you can do.
‘Being a good listener can change your life in a positive manner’, says Jeet Banerjee.
Becoming a better human being doesn’t happen overnight. Believe in yourself and know that it can be possible.