In today’s society, it’s only natural for people to overanalyze themselves. We spend our whole lives on social media, comparing ourselves with everyone that crosses our path at some part or another. It’s not a very productive way to spend your time, but it does open your mind to the concept of trying to become a better person. While looking outwards to other people isn’t the correct way to go about it, you can achieve some great results if you decide to look inwards instead.
Once you can find the determining factors behind your behaviour and character, it’s easier to change or outright eliminate them. Let’s take a look at some things that can help you find the reasons why you are who you are.
Learning From Your Mistakes
Are you someone that learns from their mistakes or do you find yourself often stubbornly making the same mistakes over and over? If you’re trying to change who you are, there’s a very good chance that you should take a good look at how you deal with misfortune in life. While sticking to your chosen path can be an admirable feat for sure, don’t forget that the line between determination and stubornness can be freakishly thin.
It’s hard to create a better future for yourself if you don’t believe that there actually is a better future. Having hope, how small or how big it may be, is a very important factor if you want to change aspects of who you are. If you don’t believe you can change, you probably won’t.
Reacting To Criticism
A big part in learning how you work as a human being is actually being open to criticism and not constantly surrounding yourself with people that’ll just like you no matter what. You can’t have a realistic point of view about yourself if you’re not going to allow for realism from anyone around you.
The best way to never grow as a person is to keep blaming everyone else for things going wrong in your life. We’re not puppets dangling on strings, there had to have been something you could have done differently to avoid getting in this mess. Be aware of this, so you can understand how your reactions sometimes lead you to wrong decisions.
Success Builds Character
Not finding a solution to your problems can be a bit of a downer. Try to stay focused on fixing very small and obtainable things. You don’t need to change overnight, but having some tiny steps along the way can help build your confidence and character as you become the person you want to be.
Some people just enjoy to suffer. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if that’s the case, there’s no use trying to change yourself to somehow have less suffering in your life. Some people just need a hard lesson every now and then to grow. If you’re aware of that, you can stumble headfirst into bad situations. You’ll be better for it afterwards.