“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” — William Arthur Ward
So what does it mean to be the best of ourselves? No, this article won’t make you learn how to walk the runway or give you a sassy alternative of what you should be, instead this article will hopefully give you insight of the good you can achieve in your life, so that you won’t be the one left alone in the end.
Learn to be accepting of others. Our world has a big problem when it comes to interpersonal relationships and that problem is tolerance. We tolerate people with differing beliefs. We tolerate people of differing races. We tolerate people with differing opinions. And that’s exactly the problem. We’ve spent decades trying to teach our children tolerance when all along we’ve yet to realize as a society that tolerance is not the answer. We cannot truly interact with, cannot truly live with, and cannot truly love that which we merely tolerate. We must learn to trade tolerance for acceptance and, yes, even love. Being accepting means truly believing or coming to recognize other people
Stop nit-picking yourself. We all have insecurities we are ashamed or annoyed about, we all have things that aren’t exactly beautiful, it’s true we are our own worst-critic. If you are interested in the pursuit of excellence, it is often too easy to focus on what you perceive as your flaws. A little critical self-evaluation is a good thing; too much focus can be destructive. If you go looking for what’s wrong with yourself, then that’s what you will find. Try looking for positive things about you, and you may surprise yourself.
Be carefree. As an individual, you are given the option to do whatever you want, feel the way you wish to feel, try outrageous things, but really, being carefree can be healing to your soul. When you start to care what people think about you all the time, then you’re wondering what everyone is thinking all the time. Breaking free from caring what people think is a step towards success. After you die who’s going to think about you then? So if no one is going to think about you after you die, why should you care about what someone thinks when you’re alive? Why should you walk around worrying what half the world thinks every day, when half the town won’t even be at your funeral? Don’t dwell on the negative, instead, reach for something positive. Don’t worry about the little things in life, appreciate and go for something that you’ve never tried.
Be kind. Yes, the most clich? things in the book, but really, one of the truest things in life that you must learn. What does it mean to be kind? Help someone, give a thoughtful compliment, offer a heart-warming smile, give a kind impression, and so much more. The most wonderful thing about kindness is that you can never give too much, and you can never be too nice. Being nice can range from small to big things, but it also can never be under appreciated, even if it does seem that way.
Beyourself. That means following your own style, and believing what you can be, the most crucial part in being the best of who you can be.
Don’t talk behind other people’s backs. Remember that everyone was put on this earth for a reason, and everyone has their own troubles in life – even if it does seem that they have an easier life. Even if their immaturity shows when they around you and it make you want to tear their hair out – keep in mind that there’s a reason for everything. Don’t attempt or force friendship on them either, it just may outburst some more immaturity.
Enjoylife. Enjoy the robustness and look for the spice in life. Experience all that you can, keep in regards that life is short! Repair old relationships once lost, and make your present ones stronger!
Avoid caring aboutwhat other people think! You are you, and believe that you are worth life. Their opinions don’t matter, and it only makes them bad people at the end of the day. This year 2013 is full of opportunities, grab what you can, and make the best out of yourself.
The Author of STEP UP FATHER BOOK and CEO of n-Square foundation(a foundation that is giving hope for the vulnerable children in the four northern region of Ghana namely; Northern, Upper East/West and Brong Ahafo)
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Source: Nicholas Ameyaw-Akumfi.