Updated: Jun 9, 2020
No matter where you are in life knowing who you are and what you believe is always going to be a bonus. If you know this you can feel a lot more comfortable and it becomes a lot easier to set out your goals. Take a look at the 4 ways I recommend you do this.
1. Spend more time with yourself
We as a generation are both cursed and blessed with our phone. Our phones are so good for 100 different reasons but one thing that is obvious is that we spend any free time that we have on our phones. Think about it whenever you’ve got a couple of seconds, you’ll most likely be on it. Now the problem with this is that not only are you not giving yourself time to focus on your own thoughts but you’re filling it with other people's thoughts.
2. Be honest with yourself
I also see a lot of people making excuses for themselves. We both know how we should be spending our time and we know when you’re not don’t make excuses for yourself. Being too soft and not disciplining yourself when you do something that you know isn’t up to your standard isn’t being honest with yourself. If you don’t hold yourself accountable for your own actions and thoughts then you’ll fail to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.
3. Keep a journal
Writing down what you feel and what you do might seem like a dated thing to do but being able to analyse why you do certain things and how you react to them is key to learning more about yourself. Compare your actions and emotions to what you want to do and feel so when a similar situation arises again you’re more prepared to act in a better way. For example, if you get mad at someone because they’re late you know next time you get mad when you’re waiting for someone and they’re late. Then you can prepare yourself for it and try to be more understanding of it. Because you know you can get mad in this situation try to think about that this person might be unreliable but I’m not going to let it get to me. This time I’m going to accept that they’re late and move on.
4. Write your beliefs and ideals and review them daily
One activity for you to do is write down 5 people that inspire you and they don’t need to be anyone famous just someone who you genuinely want to be like. Then write down all the qualities of this person that makes you want to be like them. What you’ll realise about them is that all the qualities are things that you can take on too. You might wonder how they do it but everyone is human and these qualities are learned skills. Once you’ve got the skills written down review them daily and try to record whenever you do something similar. You’ll soon start to become more and more like the person you want and a better version of yourself.