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, by our social environment.
Fortunately, one's personality can be trained, like a muscle. For example, through our striving for improvement and new experiences in life. With targeted measures, you yourself 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 for becoming an even better version of yourself. They are also based on my own experiences and therefore reflect a valuable part of my personal development. Let's go!
Here you can find a short overview in advance:
Definition: What is a good or bad person?
First of all I would like to give you my personal definitions explain the terms that are crucial for this paper, on the basis of which we will then proceed.
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. While it's really hard to define good and bad people, there are of course clear descriptive character traits that are commonly 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...
A bad person is first of all...
Good people are mainly those who have many socially desirable qualities. For example, they perform good deeds in their private and professional lives that serve other people rather than the person themselves.
On the contrary, one is considered a bad person if one's character possesses none or only a few of the socially desirable qualities. The above-mentioned negative character traits illustrate that bad people are first and foremost (actually almost always) closest to themselves.
Tip: The two lists of positive and negative character traits can serve as orientation and give you meaningful clues for your personal development.
Reasons: Why become a better person in the first place?
What are the actual benefits of developing yourself personally and instigating positive changes in your life? Here I would like to give you a few reasons for the necessary motivation are likely to provide:
Improved quality of life
By becoming a better person, you automatically improve the quality of your 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 with your body and your mind. As a rule, you automatically integrate more and more healthy behaviors into your life.
As you grow as a human being, you learn to relate better to 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 as well.
Achieving personal goals
Focusing on your personal development will help you to improve your Recognize skills and strengthsand use them in a targeted way to achieve your goals and to achieve your goals. Fulfill dreams. You will be much more successful in whatever you set your mind to.
10 Tips: How to become a better person and develop personally?
Now you have all the necessary definitions at hand and also know the motives for always developing yourself personally. I could now make it easy for myself and say that you should simply get rid of all the bad qualities in order to become a better person. And that's it.
But of course, personal change is much more complex and doesn't happen overnight. It is a process that takes time and patience. You will 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 carried through.
Now I'm going to introduce you to some valuable tips that I know from experience will help you develop your own personality. In advance, here is a brief overview:
- Practice gratitude
- Align your values and your actions
- Treat others as you would want to be treated
- Do something good for others
- Get rid of bad habits little by little
- Be open to new information, insights and changes
- Surround yourself with people who make you happy
- Find tasks in which you are completely absorbed
- Learn to focus on the positive
- Never stop developing yourself
1. practice gratitude
To become a better person, you should be grateful for what you have. Appreciate even the small things in life and realize how much positivity surrounds you. This helps immensely, to value life, to be happy and to stay happy. Gratitude is also such a desirable trait because it always keeps you from becoming ungrateful and greedy.
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 numbnessIt arises from incompatible thoughts, opinions, attitudes, or desires, and manifests itself in your deceiving yourself. It arises, for example, when you realize that you are love animals but still eat meat.
Determine all your values and consider if you are already acting on them. 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 living 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, you will quickly find that your social relationships will 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. Do your part for others 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 trash on a walk.
- Offer a ride to others.
- Deliberately smile at someone and spread good cheer.
- Give time to a homeless person.
- Help your elderly neighbors with their gardening.
Notice: Since we humans are all different, you may want to help in certain situations and still get it wrong. An example of this is toxic positivity. A phenomenon I explain in more detail in the linked blog post.
5. gradually get rid of bad habits
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 inspiration for you:
- Don't judge others until you know the person and their motives.
- Stop 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 ready to adjust your mind when truthful information reaches you that doesn't agree with your previous beliefs. Be open-minded and open-minded. The more excluded and open you are to new experiences, the faster you will develop personally.
Tip: People with success are not automatically good people. Nevertheless, you can look at some Habits of successful people to further 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 be afraid to end longstanding friendships eitherIf a person is simply not good for you, slows down your personal development or brings you back to old behavior patterns again and again.
8. look for tasks in which you are fully absorbed
Find tasks that fulfill you, where you can use your strengths, that inspire you, make you happy and create added value for our society.
For example, create something new and really useful. For example, a cause that combats a societal grievance, or that biggest environmental problems of our time counteracts. Or how about writing a book about a subject you know a lot about, so you can help other people with it? 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 open job postings for jobs with added value!
9. learn to focus on the positive
Good people are allowed to cry sometimes, of course! However, they manage it in most situations, think optimistically and focus on what they themselves can change. They smile, are warm, surprise, compliment, spread joy and always know what is good for them and other people.
10. never stop developing yourself
Personal growth is a lifelong process. Stay curious, learn every day and never stop. Always broaden your horizons and intensify relationships with the people around you.
Here are some further articles from the blog that can make you an even better person than you already are:
- Encourage creativity
- Improve critical faculties
- Become more confident
- Become more relaxed
- Gain respect
- Questions for better conversations
- Improve karma
Become a better person, made easy!
Anyone can become a better person! Just give yourself the chance to grow, learn and change positively 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,
PS: Frequent, inconsistent behavior is another negative characteristic. In the linked blog post you will now get to know some things that actually no one wants, but (almost) everyone supports through everyday actions.