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Become A Better Person And A Better Version Of Yourself – Tips For Personal Development

Become A Better Person: 10 Tips For Your Personal Development And The Best Version Of Yourself

Do you want to become a better person and develop personally? Then you've come to the right place! Each of us has individual character traits, everyone is unique. However, our personality is subject to constant change and is influenced, for example, by our diet and lifestyle, possible illnesses and, above all, our social environment.

Fortunately, your own personality can be trained like a muscle. For example, by striving for improvements and new experiences in life. With targeted measures, you can ensure that you become happier, stronger, more self-confident and ultimately an even better person.

In this article, I would like to give you the most important tips on how to become an even better version of yourself. They are also based on my own experiences and therefore also reflect a valuable part of my personal development. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Definitions
  2. Reasons
  3. Tips
  4. Closing words

Definition: What is a good or bad person?

First of all I would like to my personal definitions of the key terms for this article, on the basis of which we will then continue our work.

It is important to know in advance, that "good people" also exhibit characteristics or behaviors of "bad people" - and vice versa. Nobody is perfect - and that's a good thing. Although it is really difficult to define good and bad people, there are of course clear descriptive character traits that are generally assigned to them.

Here you can find some negative and positive traitswhich are generally assigned to bad and good people.

A good person is above all...

  • helpful
  • reliable
  • thankful
  • polite
  • compassionate
  • trustworthy
  • open
  • forgiving
  • patient
  • balanced
  • responsible
  • Attentive
  • warmly
  • authentic
  • honest
  • modest

A bad person is first of all...

  • self-serving
  • unreliable
  • ungrateful
  • unfriendly
  • numb
  • suspicious
  • deceitful
  • intolerant
  • vengeful
  • restless
  • aggressive
  • unconscionable
  • inattentive
  • disapproving
  • fraudulent
  • greedy

Good man

A good person is a person who has many socially desirable characteristics. For example, they perform good deeds in their private and professional lives that serve other people rather than the person themselves.

Bad man

On the contrary, you are considered a bad person if your character has none or only a few of the socially desirable qualities. These negative character traits illustrate that bad people are (almost always) closest to themselves.

Tip: The two lists of positive and negative character traits can serve as a guide and give you useful pointers for your personal development.

Reasons: Why become a better person in the first place?

What are the benefits of personal development and initiating positive changes in your life? Here I would like to give you a few reasons why necessary motivation are likely to provide:

Improved quality of life

By becoming a better person, you automatically improve your quality of life by cultivate positive emotions and satisfactionthat lead to a more fulfilling life.

When you are at peace with yourself and emotionally stable, you will also go be more mindful of your body and mind. As a rule, you automatically integrate more and more healthy behaviors into your life.

Stronger relationships

As you develop as a person, you learn to deal better with others. This leads to stronger and more harmonious relationships in your life.

Positive influence on others

When you treat others as you would like to be treated yourselfyou encourage others to make positive changes in their lives too.

Achieving personal goals

The focus on your personal development helps you to improve your Recognize skills and strengthsto promote them and use them in a targeted manner to achieve your goals and realize your To fulfill dreams. You will be much more successful in whatever you set your mind to.

10 tips: How can you become a better person and develop personally?

How can you become a better person? For example, through helpfulness

Now you have all the necessary definitions at hand and also know the motives for constantly developing yourself personally. I could make it easy for myself now and say that you should simply get rid of all your bad qualities in order to become a better person. And that's it.

But of course, personal change is much more complex and does not happen overnight. It is a process that takes time and patience. You make it much easier for yourself if you acknowledge both your good and your bad qualities and are true to yourself. On this basis, together with a portion of perseverance and a concrete goal in mind, any positive change in life can be initiated and implemented.

I am now going to introduce you to some valuable tips that experience has shown to help you develop your own personality. Here is a brief overview in advance:

  1. Practice gratitude
  2. Align your values and your actions
  3. Treat others as you would like to be treated
  4. Do something good for others
  5. Get rid of bad habits little by little
  6. Be open to new information, insights and changes
  7. Surround yourself with people who make you happy
  8. Find tasks in which you are completely absorbed
  9. Learn to focus on the positive
  10. Never stop developing yourself further

1. practice gratitude

To become a better person, you should be grateful for what you have. Appreciate the little things in life and recognize how much positivity surrounds you. That helps immensely, Appreciate life, be happy and stay that way. Gratitude is also such a desirable trait because it always keeps you from becoming ungrateful and greedy.

Adapt a mindful lifestyleregularly make a Gratitude meditation and introduce such gratitude diary*to train your personality in this respect.

2. align your values and your actions

If your personal beliefs do not match your behavior, you are often not the person you actually are on the outside.

Often such moments are at the so-called cognitive dissonance to feel. This is an extremely unpleasant emotional statewhich arises from incompatible thoughts, opinions, attitudes or desires and manifests itself in you deceiving yourself. It arises, for example, when you realize that you love animals but still eat meat.

Determine all your values and consider whether you are already acting accordingly. And if not, make a positive change. Pay attention to what is really important to you and take responsibility for your actions. This is an extremely valuable tip for leading a more authentic life and becoming a better person.

Tip: Are Vegan:inside actually better people? In the linked blog article I have dealt intensively with the answer to this question.

3. treat others as you would like to be treated

A good man goes Respectful and empathic with other people and living beings. If you treat others as you would like to be treated yourself, you will soon find that your social relationships become much more harmonious.

4. do something good for others

Personal development can also be seen in doing something good for others without expecting anything in return. Help where you can. Stand up for others in order to positively influence the world around you. Willingness to help is a clear distinguishing feature of good people with a genuine heart.

You are missing the inspiration? Here are some examples for Good deeds in everyday life:

  • Hold the door open for someone.
  • Pick up litter on a walk.
  • Offer a ride to others.
  • Consciously smile at someone and spread a good mood.
  • Give time to a homeless person.
  • Help your elderly neighbors with the gardening.

Notice: As we humans are all different, it can happen that you want to help in certain situations and still behave in the wrong way. An example of this is Toxic positivity. A phenomenon that I explain in more detail in the linked blog post.

5. gradually get rid of bad habits

Rest in yourself and become a better person

Breaking bad habits is one of your core tasks if you want to become a better person. Replace them with positive behaviorsthat ultimately make you happier and increase your well-being.

Also for this I have some ideas for your inspiration:

  • Don't judge others until you know the person and their motives.
  • Quit smoking. At least in the presence of other people.
  • Practice self-control and control yourself even in situations of anger.
  • Let other people speak out, listen to them and respond to them.
  • Forgive people who hurt you at a particular moment.

6. be open to new information, insights and changes

A good person is open to new things and knows that you never stop learning. So always be prepared to adjust your opinion if you receive truthful information that does not agree with your previous beliefs. Be open-minded and open. The more excluded and open you are to new experiences, the faster you will develop personally.

Improve your general knowledge, read books - and above all: ask questions instead of taking new information for granted.

Tip: People with success are not automatically good people. Nevertheless, you can look at some Habits of successful people to drive your personal development and become a better version of yourself.

7. surround yourself with people who make you happy

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to become a better person, you should also surround yourself with positive, supportive and good people.

Don't shy away from ending long-standing friendships eitherif a person is simply not good for you, is slowing down your personal development or keeps pulling you back into old patterns of behavior.

8. look for tasks in which you are fully absorbed

Find tasks that fulfill you and where you can use your strengths, that inspire you, make you happy and generate added value for our society.

For example, create something new and really useful. For example, a cause that fights against a social grievance or the biggest environmental problems of our time counteracts. Or how about writing a book on a topic that you know a lot about so that you can help other people? All doors are open to you.

Tip: Do you also want to make a positive difference in your everyday professional life? Then be sure to take a look now at the sustainable job portal for vacancies for jobs with added value!

9. learn to focus on the positive

Of course, good people are allowed to cry sometimes! However, they manage it in most situations, think optimistically and focus on what they can change themselves. They smile, are warm, surprise, give compliments, spread joy and always know what is good for them and other people.

10. never stop developing yourself further

Personal growth is a lifelong process. Stay curious, learn something new every day and never stop. Always broaden your horizons and intensify relationships with the people around you.

Here are some further contributions from the blog that can make you an even better person than you already are:

Become a better person, made easy!

Advance personality development with simple means

Anyone can become a better person! Just give yourself the chance to grow, learn and change positively in every single moment. Accept that striving to become a better person is an ongoing process and enriches not only your life but also the world around you.

"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself."

Galileo Galilei (more at Helpfulness Quotes)

Do you have any questions, suggestions or further tips for personal development? Then, as always, feel free to write me a comment.

Stay open to change,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Frequent, inconsistent behavior is another negative characteristic. In the linked blog post, you will now learn about some things that nobody actually wants, but (almost) everyone supports through their everyday actions.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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