Last update: October 29, 2016
Characters like Steve Jobs, Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein have passed on to us the importance of defining the best version of ourselves, of striving to make it a reality and being faithful to the person we are. In this way, the effort we invest in this process will never be in vain.
Albert Einstein was not a model student at school: he was distracted and paid no attention. He himself said: “I had such a slow development that I started asking myself questions about space and time only as an adult”.
The key to defining the best version of yourself
Defining the best version of yourself means embarking on a path of improvement and making an effort to get out of the comfort zone. Stop for a moment to think about who you really are, in order to move away from the image that others have of you and be able to convey your essence.
Concentrate and direct your attention
First of all, it is important to have a goal regarding who you want to be. What does this person do you want to be? What doesn't it do? What people do you interact with? What makes her happy and what doesn't?
For a moment you have to focus on yourself and make a deep reflection that takes you away from false beliefs. If you put them aside, you will take a huge leap to get closer to your essence as a person, to your true self. It is important to be honest and not to fall into self-deception.
Your happiness depends only on you
If you listen to yourself when you speak, you will realize that you send out many negative messages that prevent you from finding the best version of yourself: “I can't”, “I'm not capable”, “I'm afraid”, “I'm fine like this”, “this doesn't depend on me”.
People also tend to look for the causes of their unhappiness in others or in circumstances. That way, they have a perfect excuse and it seems like they can't do more than they do to be happy, when there is still plenty of room for action.
Learn to take the risk
Being the best version of yourself means taking risks, committing yourself, knowing that in some cases you will be successful and in others you will fail. You must understand that along the way you will learn many things, there will be people who will support you and others who will not and you will never be the same.
Taking the risk also means leaving the comfort zone, the circumstances that surround you and that you accept thinking that "a known evil is better". Staying in the comfort zone won't make you live a happy life and you don't do anything to change that.
Be persevering and flexible
Defining and working on the best version of ourselves is often not an easy or comfortable path. In the toughest moments you will need great willpower. Perseverance is based on the power of visualization and focus.
The ability to be flexible will allow you to change negative results that will not change if you continue in the same direction, towards the same point. You have to think that most projects involve moments of failure and learning. Knowing how to spot them in time will allow you to move forward even in difficult moments.
Bet on the best version of yourself
If you've defined the best version of yourself, it's time to start working on making it real. Plan the strategies and resources you intend to use to succeed, organizing the path in small stages that can confirm your progress as you go along.
Seek support from the people who believe in you, the ones who are always close to you in your time of need. They will be an essential support when you are unmotivated or need to talk because you have some doubts.
Once you are on the road to finding the best version of yourself, pause from time to time to measure what you have achieved to see if you need to make changes in your goals or activities to accomplish them. Also, don't forget to reward yourself when you reach a milestone, the next ones will continue to await you.
And most importantly, take action and be proactive. Don't wait for something to happen that prompts you to act or for someone to do something, it is essential that you have the energy and the will to fight for what makes you happy and to become the person you want to be.