How has 2020 been for you? Some think 2020 is a bad year, some think 2020 has many unexpected changes. However, 2020 was actually a wake-up call for all of us. 2020 taught us that no matter how much we plan for our lives, it can all change overnight. Nevertheless, do not worry, because although it is true that we cannot predict or control outcomes, we need to know that with great certainty, we will be okay, actually better than okay. Be the best version of ourselves and everything else will fall in place.
Here are some tips to become the best version of yourself to make the last month of 2020 count:
1. Just Do It
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Just Do It might appear to many as Nike’s marketing slogan, but you can always make it mean more than that. One way is to take this as a reminder to always have strength, courage, determination and dedication for things in life. If you want to do something, Just Do It! Every step you take, no matter how small, brings you a little closer to your ultimate goal, so start taking those steps now!
2. Stop looking for the secret trick
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Like the quote above, there are no shortcuts to the best version of yourself. Do not follow others just because everyone is doing it, and never let what others expect from you become what you expect from yourself. Do not cut corners and leave everything to chance, it is not what you do every once in a while but your perseverance of doing it everyday that makes a difference in the end. We all need to know that hardwork is the only “shortcut to success”.
3. Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn
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Stop pretending to know things you do not know. In fact, if you do that, you will never learn anything. Learning is essential to help one acquire the necessary skills to achieve one’s goals. Continuous learning helps form a necessary foundation in critical thinking and to discover new ways of connecting with people from all walks of life. Furthermore, with the world changing at such a rapid pace, there’s always so much more that we don’t know out there!
4. Embrace Your Failures
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This might be the hardest on this list, but knowing the importance of failures means accepting yourself and preventing yourself from being who you are not. See it as an opportunity for future growth and not a determinant of your future or self-worth. Appreciating what you are currently doing and celebrating small wins gives you the motivation to reach your ultimate goal.
Here are some ways to start being the best version of ourselves. Do not let the beauty of December pass as you anxiously anticipate the new year. Instead, take December as a time to reflect on everything that has gone well, acknowledge the changes made throughout the year and most importantly, instead of checking off calendar days to the new year 2021, make the remaining days count.