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3 Ways to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Updated on August 11, 2020
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Avyukth is a passionate individual who believes in living life on his own terms.

Introduction

We are all special in our own ways. So competing against others is a futile pursuit and an insult to your uniqueness. The only person you should compete against is the person you were yesterday. You don't have to be the best at everything. All you have to do is be the best version of yourself. Here are 3 ways in which you can achieve that.

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Confront your fears

Fear is a survival mechanism. It helps your body get into a fight or flight mode in life threatening situations. It also helps us stay away from potentially life threatening things like heights, wild animals etc. But the problem is that we have developed a fear of so many things that are not life threatening.

We need to realise that the greatest things in life lie on the other side of fear.To achieve success you must face your fear of failure. You cannot become a great leader without confronting your fear of public speaking. While learning to ride a bike, you must face your fear of falling.

Confronting your fear does not mean that you hold a venomous snake in your hand. It means that you learn to overcome your insecurities. You need to stop playing it safe all the time. You must be willing to put yourself out there and face whatever life throws at you.

Fake it till you make it

This has almost become a catch phrase in recent times. As crazy as it sounds, it is an extremely powerful technique. You need to develop all the habits of a person who has already achieved your current goal.

Examples

Let's say, your vision is to become wealthy by being an entrepreneur. Ask yourself, " What is the mindset of an entrepreneur?". He is not worried about his next paycheck. He knows and believes that all his efforts will pay huge returns in the future. He does not work for someone else. He is his own boss. He is a hustler. He makes productive use of his time.

Let's say, your goal is to become physically fit. You should think about all the habits of a fit person. He does not eat junk food. He exercises regularly. He does not abuse addictive substances. He values his sleep and health.

Bottom Line

The rich person and the physically fit person did not develop these habits after achieving their goals. They developed these habits and thanks to that, they achieved their goals.

" Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true. "

— Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Stay in a state of peak performance

Performance is more a consequence of your state of mind than your skill. You might have noticed even world class athletes having an off day. Their skill remains the same. But their mental state dictates their performance on that given day.

Energy

Your mental energy is extremely precious. Don't spend it on trivial things like arguing or over thinking. Use it productively. Get quality sleep and take good care of your physical and mental health. This will increase your energy levels.

Do you feel motivated after watching a particular video?
Watch it every time you feel low .
Do you feel drained while speaking to someone?
Avoid that person and cut ties if necessary.

Embrace everything that makes you feel motivated. Avoid things or people that rob your mental peace and energy.

Body clock

Understanding your body clock helps you schedule your day effectively. A lot of people opine that you are productive only in the mornings. Some believe that working at night is bad. I would like to respectfully disagree. I believe that everyone's body functions in a certain way. So there is no common answer to the question, " When is productivity at its peak?" We need to figure that out by ourselves.

Personal example

I feel calm and composed in the mornings and at night. I feel energetic in the afternoon. In the evenings I am a little low on energy.

So I write in the morning and at night. I workout in the afternoon. In the evening, when my energy levels are low, I take a nap or do other low energy activities. This helps me spend quality time working on the things that really matter.

Bottom Line

Preserve your mental energy and understand your body clock. This will help you stay in a state of peak performance. When you're at your peak state, your efficiency and effectiveness will definitely skyrocket. And you will be one step closer to becoming the best version of yourself.

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    • Avyukth profile imageAUTHOR

      Avyukth Krishna 

      11 months ago from Bangalore

      Hey Shibangi,

      I am so glad that you've found this useful. These are habits we need to start developing in our youth. But I see a lot of my fellow youngsters living life just as a reaction to everything that happens around them. It is important to control what happens in your life. Also, the best investment you can make is an investment to your self growth. This will pay huge dividends in the long run. Wishing you luck in your journey of self development. Thank you for your response !

    • Avyukth profile imageAUTHOR

      Avyukth Krishna 

      11 months ago from Bangalore

      Hey Nikhil,

      I think fear is the biggest problem we face today. Most people are not successful because they are so scared of failing that they don't even want to try. Whether it is internal or comes from external sources, fear is a major roadblock in life. The best thing you can do in your journey of self improvement is to confront your fears. Thank you for your response !

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      Shibangi Das 

      11 months ago from Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha

      Hey Avyukth! As usual another valuable, informative, and much-needed article from your side. All the things you mentioned can motivate anyone. Confronting fears is what everyone needs to do. To be the best version of ourselves, we must remain fit physically as well as mentally. what I'm not good at is in recognizing my body clock. I'll surely find out by today only. Thanks for this useful piece! Keep writing and continue giving value to others.

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      Hey, Avyukth!

      This is yet another informative article on self-motivation and self-improvement. I liked the idea about confronting our fears. it reminds me that we shouldn't always stay in our comfort zone. We should tackle our fears one by one to draw out the best version of ourselves. Thanks for this amazing piece. Keep enlightening us!

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