There are times when we all feel like we could do better. I have a personal philosophy; no matter how old I get, I can always improve and learn more about myself and the world around me as well as how I fit in it. In the many therapy sessions I have been in personally, I get told over and over that I am very self-aware. Self-awareness means that I have a good sense of my feelings as well as my character and what motivates me. This was not a skill I just had naturally. I had to learn to have self-awareness. It is now very helpful in my personal and professional life. Now, if I could just get myself a bit more organized!
Figuring out your personality compatibility and developing your self awareness can actually help you get further in your career, too. In your personal life, it can help you become a better person. If you are looking for ways to create a sense of inner peace and get ahead in your career, while building quality relationships, here are some tips for becoming a better person.
Tips for Becoming a Better Person
Know that personal growth is hard and be patient with yourself as you do it– When embarking on a journey to personal discovery and change, keep in mind that it will likely be filled with a roller coaster of emotions. You will have many triumphs, and you may not even notice the small changes happening at first. On the flip side, you may find it is painful. You may have to walk away from relationships in your life and you may find that it brings up a lot of your past. Be patient with yourself and understand that you must keep moving forward even if it is hard. You can certainly slow down at times, but try not to get stuck.
Use a career app to discover your best personal attributes– Since we live in a digital world, this means there’s an app for everything and one app that I am finding extremely helpful for my own personal and professional growth is the Good&Co app. It is free and available on iTunes and Android. The app is simple. You take quizzes to find out your best personal attributes and figure out how to sharper them. This can be a great place to start if you are unsure what your best attributes even are. Take the first quiz, get your Strengths Card and find out for yourself! You can even take the unique strengths quiz from your computer if you don’t have a smartphone.
Develop your best attributes and find others that can help you do just that– Good&Co also helps you figure out who you are compatible with for career and relationships. This can be fun and helpful for helping others shine, too! I have found that when we help others do their best, it helps us raise our own self esteem. These quizzes on Good&Co that check this are called your FitScore. Encourage your friends to join you on Good&Co!
Find a career that allows you to shine– Have you ever worked a job that made you extremely miserable? As in, not just having a hard time going to work and enjoying it because it’s work but an absolute feeling of dread and maybe even anxiety when it comes to getting yourself to work every day? Perhaps you are working a job like that right now. i can’t express how important having a career you enjoy and allows you to use your personal best attributes is for not only your happiness but your personal growth is. I have discovered that a job like this is priceless. And, if you think about it, everyone wins, including your employer, when you are the absolute best person for the job and you have passion for the work you do. Good&Co can also help you find workplace happiness by allowing you to test if you would be a good fit for major companies such as Amazon, Apple and even Starbucks. In blogging, I really have to develop my brand, so figuring out who I am professionally is key.
Let anger and excuses go– Excuses and anger are often the biggest roadblock to personal growth. Whatever you do, you must find a way to get rid of them. If this means getting therapy or simply reminding yourself that you can do better without them in your life, don’t allow these to get in your way. Remember that anger is often hurt or fear disguised. Try to deal with it at its’ source in positive ways.
Give, rather than receive– Sometimes when we are feeling low in our personal growth tanks, the best way to deal with this is to get a refill by acts of service to others. This can be as simple as finding ways to smile at complete strangers throughout our days to taking on a much bigger project such as a volunteer position somewhere long term. Whatever you decide to so, giving can be a great way to build ourselves back up while doing the same for others. We might even discover more things we are good at!