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5 Sure Ways to Achieve the Best Version of Yourself (For Determined People Only)

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There is no doubt that we’re our own worst enemies when it comes to achieving our best and living the life of our dreams. Although some of us are conscious of our visions/dreams, we still lack the necessary tools and knowledge to turn them to reality.

Interestingly, no matter how bad your life might have been in the past you can still achieve your best version if you’re determined. To become your best version you’ll have to take some ‘risks’ and if you are not willing to take them you cannot grow and if you cannot grow you cannot become your best.

While you’re working on achieving your best version, here are five unconventional ways of becoming your best:

1. Push yourself harder daily

Pushing yourself is a not just a strategic way to leave your “limit zone”, it is also a technique that ultimately transforms you to become the best of yourself.

On the contrary, your best version is something that cannot be achieved in a day. And if you keep on waiting for someone to push you forward you’ll have to wait for eternity. So, in order for you to not spend the rest of your life struggling on this, you need to start pushing yourself harder daily to achieve your goal.

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

2. Learn new things daily

Learning new things is another interesting way of achieving your best version.  In fact when you open your mind to new knowledge, you’re broadening your scope of understanding and reasoning which practically aids you in your pursuit of achieving your best version.

Additionally, learning keeps your mental well-being more active and consequently inspires you to become more productive. Contrarily, one of the surest ways of crippling your goal of achieving the best of yourself is to stop learning. And when you stop learning, adapting to newer situations becomes a struggle for you.

3. Shutdown “continuous self-doubt”

Continuous self-doubt” is one of the deadliest pests that kill great dreams. Frankly, there are moments when we doubt our potential. Even greats do. What is wrong is when you decide to remain in self-doubt and refuse to do something about it.

Contrarily, if you refuse to work against your self-doubt you’ll end up limiting your ability to a little space and limiting your ability is tantamount to not reaching the best version of yourself. Some self-doubt will disturb you psychologically and even emotionally, so be prepared to be in conscious control of any doubt whenever it arises.

4. Maximize your 24 hours

Maximizing your time is another strategic way to reach and achieve the best version of yourself. Let’s face it, how do you manage your 24 hours daily?

Time waits for no one. And mismanagement of it could lead to severe ruin. So, as someone who is determined to achieve his/her best version, it’s pretty much advisable that you manage your time wisely.

According to several analytical researchers, it has been proven that the more time you invest to develop yourself, the more valuable your life becomes.

“The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

5. Surround yourself with multipliers

Surrounding yourself with friends of multiplying impact is not just a way of achieving the best version of yourself but also a technique that reflects who you are. Analytically, there is a general saying that says you are an average of the six people you spend most of your time with. So, what kind of friends surround you?

Hence, if you are confused about those you surround yourself with, here’s a smart way to know. All you have to do is to answer the following questions;

  • Do your friends share the same dream as you do?
  • Does he/she question why you haven’t done what you should have done?
  • Is he/she a motivator or a depressor?
  • Do you have or share common goals?
  • Has he/she  influenced your life positively since you’ve been friends?
  • Does his/her presence count when you need him/her most?

From your answers you can confidently resolve and clear the air about those you surround yourself with. To achieve your best version, establish and set a goal for yourself. Take the actions listed above serious and you’ll easily achieve your best.

How are you getting the best of yourself today? Leave your thoughts below!

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Stephen

    Jan 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Nice write-up. More grace.

  2. juliet

    Jun 8, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    nice post…….more strength to your elbow….keep writing.

  3. Sean

    Jun 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

    There is one thing that continually gets left off these lists:

    Self-knowledge is the first step to maximizing your potential. How can you get where you are going if you don’t know where you are currently?

    Everybody faces the same struggle, and it is one that needs to be won. Ultimately, it comes down to:

    Who Am I vs. Who Am I Expected To Be

    We all need to navigate our way through memories and experiences that have tainted our outlook on life, if we are to achieve our true, full potential. In a world where everyone is so connected that the average American checks his or her phone as many as 200 times per day, this struggle is becoming insurmountable.

    Otherwise, we might just be chasing other people’s opinions, attitudes, projections, and expectations around in circles.

  4. Saloni

    Jun 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Nice post….keep writing

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things

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It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.

There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you don’t have the stuff to make it all happen. Not now and not ever. You feel like a failure…it’s holding you back and you don’t know how to deal with it. Well you could do yourself a favor and start dealing with it by doing the following things:

1. Stop Denying You Feel Like A Failure

Telling yourself things are going great when they’re not is one of the biggest, though most useless, coping mechanisms human beings deploy in rough times. Common denial signals among entrepreneurs: trying to regain more control by working even more hours and on the other side compensating this by letting go of all this control by partying and drinking way too hard.

What you’re doing is denying yourself the opportunity to actually feel what’s going on and acknowledge the problem; that both you and your business are in a bad place. Without acknowledging it, it’ll be pretty difficult to actually STOP feeling it. And remember, just because you feel like a failure, this does not mean that you indeed ARE a failure!

2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

Of course not, it simply means that THIS CUSTOMER wasn’t a match. It’s a bit like dating actually…So if you take this into consideration, could it be that you just feel like a failure instead of really not succeeding in that what you want to at this point in time?

3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

You’re not! With the possible exception of the true sociopaths, that feeling you’re feeling is very normal to EVERYONE. It might not seem like it on the outside – because people don’t like to acknowledge this remember – but I can guarantee you that it’s true. But unlike 99% of the world’s population, YOU’RE not going to let this feeling stop you in your tracks. Are you?

4. Stop Thinking You’re Supposed To Be Superhuman

In fact, it’s very likely that you’re already doing, learning and succeeding at WAY more than most other people are. But for entrepreneurs, somehow, that never seems to be enough. You don’t just want to be successful after a few years of hard work (which is normal). You want to be successful after only a few months. Because you’re special…or at least you think you are…

Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

5. Stop Being So Incredibly Stubborn

Entrepreneurs are stubborn…almost by default. It’s what makes them push forward in the hardest of times. But…if you’re not doing the right things right you might just be hammering a square peg through a round hole. Which will only add to that frustrated feeling you’re already having. So why not stop being so stubborn for a moment, stop hammering away on that what obviously is not working and ask for help?

No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

Those Who Failed Their Way To Success

Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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Some people will achieve great things. Others won’t. But why is that? We’re all just “talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe,” as Joe Rogan puts it. So why do some “talking monkeys” build 7 or 8 figure businesses, travel the world, and live the life of their dreams while the rest of us… well, wish we were living the life of our dreams. (more…)

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