That's such an empowering thought, if I may say.
And hopefully, that aspiration rings true long after 2023 has passed.
I mean, we should always strive to be our best right? Not just during new year.
However, admittedly, easier said than done.
Changing for the better does not happen overnight.
It requires a whole lot of work, a number of sacrifices and the right ammunition to be able to become the best version of one's self.
It all starts with being so specific and precise about what is it that you really want to become? How does your best version look like? What does it feel? Check on your core values and create that vivid scenario in your mind so that you have something to anchor on as you transition towards your best. Avoid generic statements like "I just want to be happier." or "I am financially stable." . Fill in as much details as you can. Write them down if you must and you can add pictures as visual support even. Remember, the clearer you are, the better because your action plans become more aligned with your end goal in mind.
2.) Healthy habits
Yes, health is wealth. So we must treat our over all wellness and well-being as something that is priceless. Check on your habits. What are not working for you? What can you change? What can you add to compliment your desired results in your life? This requires a whole lot of honesty and commitment because as they say, old habits die hard. However, by choice, you can overcome those which have been wrecking havoc in your life, one step at a time, one day at a time. Whether it's all about eating mindfully this time around, exercising, prioritizing your mental health, sanitizing your social circle or simply letting yourself be -- create healthy habits that will help you become your best eventually.
3.) Commitment to a definite timeline
Your "when" is just as important as your "what" , "why" and "how". Give yourself a specific target date of completion. When do you want to achieve all these? Identify milestones along the way so that you will be continuously inspired. Stay committed to your goals even during tough times by being flexible in your approach and celebrating growth of whatever size or impact. Do away with your notion of "someday" and "one day" and focus on turning each and every moment as a potential "day one" --- where in you're overly excited, very committed and hungry to pursue your dreams as you become the person you're meant to be.
4.) A loving support group
While it's awesome (and mandatory, actually) to be the greatest fan of one's self, it would be nice to have people rallying behind your back as you reach for the stars and make your dreams come true. Involve the people closest to your heart: family, friends, significant others, mentors etc. -- basically whoever you think can inspire you along the way when the going gets tough and when you have wins to celebrate collectively.
5.) An awesome life coach
No joke. Really. Get yourself a highly qualified coach to journey with you so that you get to navigate clearly in your personal or professional journey with the greatest of ease. Choose one you resonate with and one who embodies your very own aspirations e.g. if you want to work on your weight, self perception and mindset, try seeking for a coach that has done that and delivered results for himself and others. before . Someone who walks the talk, basically. Note that your chosen coach must just be inspiring for you so that each and every session that you have with that person, will be life changing as he motivates you fully, genuinely. Remember, your coach is perhaps one of the best investments you can make as you embark on a journey towards personal growth. So choose well.
After reading all these, now it's time for you to reflect: what's that one thing I can do immediately to become the best version of myself?
Then take it from there.
Cheering you on!