Becoming the Best You!

What comes to your mind when you see this title?

It could feel overwhelming or exciting, challenging or even both at the same time! Next your thoughts and your feelings could be at war with one another?


I’m hoping you start to think of ways you actually desire to become The Best You!

What would that look, sound or be like for you? How would that be different than the way you regularly live your life right now?


My belief and experience, after working with hundreds of people over the years, as well as with myself, is that much of the time you and I live on what I call auto-pilot. We have a figurative switch that goes on automatically.


We all seem to go to a zone where we aren’t really consciously aware of thinking or feeling much of anything. On the other hand, some of us are thinking or feeling way too much. So caught up in our own heads or feelings, that we are not even tuned in very well to reality, either ourselves, others or life.


Pretty sad actually, isn’t it? We miss out on so much joy when we aren’t tuned in to what is actually happening right close to us.

At times, it seems when the average person thinks about personal development, they envision a desperate depressed individual seeking self-help. Yes, this could be the case occasionally, but the reality is probably 100 percent of us benefit from investing energy into our own personal development.

It could even be about finding the motivation or guts to put together for the supervisor the reasons we believe we are eligible for a promotion and/or a raise. Maybe instead it could be motivating ourselves and learning better organization skills. It could also be learning how to better connect to our loved ones. There is always an area of your life that you can improve.

Here are some additional ideas to get you started:

  1. Put together a written descriptive, but realistic goal for yourself with details.
  2. As you realistically lay out the big picture, you will need to put together the mini steps to mini-goals along the way to your bigger goal. Reaching those mini-goals will keep you feeling successful so you are motivated to keep going toward your big goal.
  3. Keeping a journal of your progress and even of the setbacks will help you keep real with your progress and small setbacks along the way.
  4. Stop putting it off for a better time! There is never a better time than right now!
  5. Find support, possibly an accountability partner. If you are both working on goals, you can encourage one another to keep going even when there are setbacks, which there will be at times. Hopefully, you keep them to mini-setbacks!

With the right tools and the right attitude, there is nothing you can’t achieve when you set your mind to it. With the tools outlined here, you can get yourself motivated for change, and make it easier to stay motivated along your journey.

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