Everyone wants to become a better individual in life. That’s a natural desire and everyone deserves to get a chance to achieve such a goal. But it’s also as important to understand what’s your concept of “better person” and how you can realistically improve.
Insight In The Concept Of “Better Person”
Depending on your cultural background and education, your idea of a better person may vary a lot from what someone else might say. However, generally speaking, the adjective “better” refers to positive qualities, positive thinking, high-level values, excellent professional skills, high-grade education, and many concepts of this genre.
Let’s explain this part through an example. You are at your workplace and you are requested to improve. Now, what does it mean for you? Improving work might mean taking a class and get training on certain aspects of your job. It might mean also to acquire new skills or to master your actual competence. In the field of locksmiths, work improvement comes through professional training classes. These are a fundamental aspect of the locksmith work because it’s only after attending a training class and doing the exam that a locksmith is assigned a professional license. Although the training class attendance and licensing regulations may vary from state to state in the US, the average path to becoming a locksmith and get to work in this field consists of a training class, exam, and license recognition.
However, it’s not all because even after getting a locksmith license there’s still much to improve – here, we’re back to our main concept. Improvement comes in the form of extra training to learn how to use advanced tools, like the laser key-cut machine, which is an essential tool to duplicate all kinds of keys.
Now, apply this example to your specific situation to see that improvement comes always with extra efforts to learn more, either it’s for study, work, or for any life circumstance.
Can You Learn To Become Optimistic?
The bottom line is that if you lack self-esteem and positive thinking, you have very few chances to succeed with your goals. How can someone who doesn’t have self-esteem become a successful person? So, your first goal should be to work on the idea that you have of yourself. Start identifying your best points in your personality, your best talents, your uniqueness. Believe that you can succeed because you have enough “tools” to use. Those tools are your talents, knowledge, self-discipline, consistency, and determination.
Now, that you’ve found out the wonderful person that you are, just take note of the following tips to become an optimist. Optimism boosts your mood, your opinion of yourself, and any life circumstance:
Send yourself positive messages
Many of us believe that happiness and success come from external factors. It’s wrong. It’s the way we look at life that creates “happiness” in ourselves. Happiness is a matter of mindset, first and foremost. All you have to do to start looking at life from a positive point of view is to eliminate the idea that you are “not” enough clever, smart, skilled, etc. Replace it with “I can try”. Start taking the challenge – you can’t indeed know if you can or can’t do a thing until you try to do that thing.
Look at your best achievements
Do you feel that success is still away from sight? You may be wrong. Focus on your best achievements, for example, as a student or currently as an employee. See carefully every detail of your attitude, you’ll find out many positive sides of yourself that make already a good achievement. Success isn’t a huge bank account, it isn’t worldwide popularity. Success is doing correctly what you have to do. If you are a doctor, make efforts to help your patients as though you were helping the most important people on earth.
Avoid future predicting
Many people become insanely desperate as they want to predict their future. When they do this, they often tend to make projections of only negative situations. Well, the future isn’t written anywhere! It may come with happy moments or sad moments. What makes the difference is your attitude towards any life situation. Usually, all future predictions depend on what has happened before. If you failed with a relationship, this doesn’t mean you are a failure. It happened and nobody says it will happen again. Your future depends on how you react to life circumstances and what decisions you make
In a nutshell, becoming an optimist is not complicated. Just surround yourself with positive thoughts, ignore negative opinions, work on your point of view rather than trying to change things around you.