It’s hard to accept who you are – mainly because of pressure, both inside and outside pressure. This is especially true in today’s hypercompetitive world.
However, we all follow our own paths and you need to accept yourself and fully understand who you are in order to become a fully self-actualized person.
Here is how you can do that:
Describe Your Ideal Day
For one, you should first describe your ideal day to yourself. Write it down if necessary.
Your ideal day should be the day you are always trying to live.
Think About Your Role Models
It’s a good idea to examine your role models. Re-evaluate your values and what it is that you admire in your role-models.
Try to incorporate that into your life. You don’t have to do all of the things your role-model does but adapt their techniques into your own story.
Make A Bucket List
Another thing that you should do is create a bucket list. List everything you want to do in your life.
It could be anything from traveling to a distant destination to opening your own business. Just make sure that you do your best in order to do all of those things.
Accept Yourself And Others
This is one of the most important steps. Learn to accept who you are but also who others are.
Don’t judge yourself or others. Be democratic in your beliefs.
If you truly want to achieve all of your goals, you should learn to be realistic.
Positivity is great but in order to not get blindsided with obstacles, be realistic in your expectations and how hard the challenges will be.
Learn To Be Alone
Any person who accepts his own personality should love being alone. Learn to always leave time for yourself and your own peace.
Other people are great but an hour or two alone can help you reflect on your life and goals.
In order to have fun in your life, you need to be spontaneous.
Thinking too much and spending too much time pondering on your fears and doubts can only harm you. Take calculated risks but also live a little and enjoy your time.
Don’t Measure Yourself Against Others
One of the first mistakes you can make is measuring yourself against the others.
Other people have their own goals and missions and they want to live their life in their own way – you don’t fit into that picture. Measure yourself against yourself and your own goals.
Be In Control
Being in control of yourself and your own emotions is one of the steps to become a self-actualized person. Accept that you have control over your life and that no one else can do that.
“You are always the one person in charge of your life. At any point, you can either lead yourself to success or failure. Make sure that you succeed,” says Anastasia Browning a personal development writer.
Always Learn And Grow
If you want to always be on top of your work and personal life, you should continue to learn and grow beyond any formal education you have had, and not limit yourself regardless of whatever your age may be.
Each time you see any new things that you want to learn, go ahead. It’s never embarrassing to learn and grow as a professional and a person.
Become A Self-Actualized Version Of Yourself
Becoming a self-actualized person is a long journey. You may be a self-actualized person and not even know it. However, you should always do your best to be the best person you can be.
Learning and growing, accepting who you are and who other people are as well as being realistic about your desires and goals will lead you to success.