Skip to main content

How to be a better version of Yourself

The truth is,
most people like to make their lives difficult.

Ask How?

By always comparing themselves to others.

They spend their energy torturing themselves on how slow they do things compared to somebody else.

And, how can we blame them?

After all, we live in a corporate era that glorifies high achievers and doesn't tolerate failure.

We've been educated this way since we were kids.


We wanted to be the ones who finish that Math test first.
We wanted to be the most important player on the soccer team.
And every time someone was getting better than us...
We got worried.

Nowadays, we secretly envy that co-worker of ours who always delivers his projects early.
Or that manager who's able to master new skills more quickly than we do.
We could believe that this inner competition with others would make us better.
That it will help us achieve our goals and get further in life.

In reality though...it's a recipe for disaster.
People who do that set themselves for unhappiness. It's like they were always chasing something.
Always feeling like a failure, because they can never meet the high standards they set for themselves. Never enjoying life and if they actually get to outperform that person they were jealous of...they just go find somebody else, because they're fighting a battle they just can't win.

I know this because one of my student came for help, she told me she was
always stressed.

Always jealous.

And had these nearly impossible standards she couldn't measure against, that ittook all happiness away from her.

Then I told her the only way she could help herself is realizing one simple truth.

Life is not about competing with others.

It's about being a better version of yourself, every day.

Now, don't get me wrong here, you should have people to look up to.
You should have goals in life. Stop torturing yourself on how someone is better than you in other areas, because that's when problems start happening. We all have different abilities and can learn things differently.

We are all at different stages of our journey.

So, whilst it's normal to feel insecure and afraid when somebody outpaces you...

You shouldn't try competing with them.

In reality, the only competition you should be having is with yourself.

Being grateful for how you are, and trying to be a better version of yourself every day.
when you do that, you start seeing things differently. You then stop directing your energy and focus into watching everyone else's moves.

Instead, you start enjoying life.
Being grateful for all the things you have in your life right now.
Do things that get you closer to your goals, that's  when you really start making progress.

And if you feel you are stuck and can't make any progress learning new skills...

I have something that might help you.

It's called "Learn Faster with the Stages of Learning".

You'll learn about the stages of learning. 
That way you'll know what to do to improve.
consultant@bigknowle.com 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Reasons why learners can't recall lessons taught

It have become a thing of concern in the classroom, that most learners find it heard to remember. Teachers/coaches impact knowledge into learners and coaches train on skills. Most times, these learners can't remember what they have been taught. In other for learning to take place at any given time there must be understanding. There is need to use the best teaching method that promotes learning. We shall look at teaching methods in another lesson. For now we shall look at some of the reasons why learners can't remember their lessons. 1.  Lack of course materials : if learners visit libraries not knowing the right area of course subject topic to concentrate on, they may end up concentrating on topics that are not related to their current semester scheme. This tend to affect their ability to remember what they have been taught, because their initial interest to learn and energy have been spent reading course topics not related to their current scheme. When the

How School Head Moves Organization forward To Achieve Objectives

It is  important for school administrators to know the purpose and objectives of educational administration in other to achieve  stated objectives of  the school. Lets look at the objectives of Educational administration below: Objectives Of Educational Administration. In the previous page the  purpose of educational administration was explained. Administration in any educational organization has  its central purpose the enhancement of teaching and learning. All the activities of the administrator whether working with the ,public or the ministry of education or the professional staff should ultimately contribute to this end. we should  note that the purpose of educational administration is to enable the right pupils to receive the right education from the right teachers at cost within the means of the state, under conditions that will enable the pupil to profit by their learning. The objectives of educational administration are; To provide every child with a proper a

Perfection by practice

Before learning any language, you will make much faster progress if you first learn how to produce, identify and read every syllable. Our video course Pronunciation Mastery teaches you everything you need to know.               Learn a language Here Listen Here The beauty in everything is knowing you can make a difference in the life of others. Many years ago I was nominated to coach upcoming entrants to University. I made them understand that as youths they can do anything positive to succeed. Many of them took pen and paper and drafted out what they would do with their free time while in school to make a living even as students. Some embraced my tactics of survival and made it out of school. If you don't discover who you are many destinies will lie waiting, they will never move until you move. Just go out there if you are a transformation catalyst and help someone with the right skill that will enable them discover their interest and become