Almost everyone wants to become a better person and be happy, but some don’t know where to start. Becoming a better person means you are ready to live a balanced life; you are ready to take your life to the next level. Also, it implies that now you want to correct all your past mistakes and live a life with impact.
No man is perfect; we’ve all done some things in the past that may not be forgiven for, but grace still speaks for us in all ways. Well, are you planning on fixing all your mistakes this year? Do you really want to become a better person this time around? Here are 16 inspiring tips to become a better person and be happy.
1. BE READY TO CHANGE.
To become a better person and be happy, you must be ready to change. Change is the only thing that is constant in life. Has there been any bad attitude from you that people complain too much about and you know is bad? If yes, then you really need to change. If you are ready to change for good, you will learn how to become a better person and be happy.
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2. GREET EVERYONE THAT COMES YOUR WAY.
Do you know that one of the ways to become a better person and be happier is to have an open mind and greet everyone that comes your way regardless of the differences between you and them? This may sound weird, but your goal now is to be happy. Drop your ego and embrace the spirit of humility; greet everyone that comes your way.
3. SURPRISE SOMEONE.
Do you have someone special in your life? Maybe your spouse, your parents, family, or friends—try and surprise them once in a while, and it doesn’t have to be something big. One of the most rewarding feelings in life is knowing that you put a smile on someone’s face. You can also donate to the needy. By doing this, you are becoming a better person and also happy.
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4. SHUN PROCRASTINATION.
Procrastination is a habit you must break this year if you want to become a better person. Procrastination is an act of postponing things; a student who procrastinates can’t succeed in his or her studies; you don’t postpone what needs to be done at the right time, or else you may be wasting your time; meanwhile, time waits for nobody.
Procrastination comes in the form of laziness and carelessness. For example, your plan last year was to learn a digital skill or start an online business, but you kept postponing it, or your plan last semester was to always prepare for an exam at least a month before the exam, but you kept procrastinating. I want you to understand that the hardest part of getting started is “getting started,” so if you really want to become a better person this year, shun procrastination.
5. PLAN, TAKE A STEP, AND BE PREPARED.
How do you want this year to be? You want to become a better person, right? Now is the time to start planning, although only God knows tomorrow. An old adage says, “He who fails to plan is planning to fail,” and by the way, a man is the architect of his own fortune. Make a list of all you want to achieve this year, then take steps toward accomplishing it.
While planning how you want this year to be for you, remember to take steps to achieve them. If you are planning to be one of the best students in your school, you should take steps by attending lectures regularly, engaging in practicals, doing all assignments, visiting the library, doing research, and practicing tutorial questions. If you are planning to buy a car this year, you should start your savings now. If you want your business to grow rapidly, you must be able to think big and start small, buy other people’s ideas, and strengthen your relationship with your customers. Marketing is also very essential for every business. All these may not seem ready, which is why I ask you to be prepared, plan, and take a step towards achieving them as these are ways to become the best version of yourself and be happy.
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6. DRAW CLOSER TO GOD.
Drawing closer to God should be one of your main priorities; allow him to guide and direct you in all your endeavors. I want you to understand that every man has a specific purpose to fulfill in this life, and I want you to know that this purpose is fulfilled by taking your spiritual life more seriously, thereby drawing closer to God, by obeying his commandments, and by studying and understanding his words in the holy Bible and Quran. Doing these will make this year fruitful for you because God will show you the way and surprise you beyond your expectations only if you draw closer to him; thus, this will make you a better person and stay happy.
7. BE FAITHFUL AND TRUSTWORTHY.
Faithfulness and trust should be your watchwords if you want to become a better person. Be faithful in whatever you do, and make sure you are honest with yourself and the people around you. In your workplace, be faithful to coworkers; in your school, be faithful with your colleagues; in your family, be faithful with your parents; and in your relationship, be faithful with your partner. Don’t make a promise you won’t be able to fulfill. You want to become a better person this year, right? Be a doer of your words. This will make people trust you and respect you. Being faithful and honest doesn’t make you a perfect man; it means you are trying to become a better person and be happy.
8. APPRECIATE PEOPLE.
Learn how to appreciate people for every little thing they do for you. Appreciating them shows you value and love what they have done for you. Appreciation helps strengthen your relationships with God, your partner, your parents, your boss, your family, and your friends, among others. Don’t allow your ego or self-importance to keep you from appreciating people.
If a friend can manage to give you a call, try as much as possible to appreciate him/her by returning his/her call. Doing these things means you are living a better life and becoming the best version of yourself. Drop the mentality of “You call me, I call you; you chat with me, I chat with you,” etc. Be a good example for others; if they don’t call you, try to call them. By doing these things, you are setting a good foundation for others to emulate and also becoming a better person.
9. FORGIVE, FORGET, AND MOVE ON.
Has anyone offended you in the past so much that you swore never to forgive them? Maybe because they broke your heart or betrayed your trust—whatever the case may be—it’s time for you to forgive them, forget, and move on. If you still hold onto the past, that means you are not prepared yet for the future; perhaps you are now a better person, so emulate the spirit of forgiveness, let go of the past and you will be happy.
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10. SHUN FAKE LIFE.
Never live a fake life and don’t compare your life with others. Living a fake life locks doors to many opportunities because those who are supposed to help you may assume you have it all, not knowing you are a pretender. Be contented with what you have and pray to God to bless your hustle.
“You want to marry that girl, right?” Of course, you will marry her! or is it a car you want to buy this year? Just be patient; you will surely buy it! you see this PhD; you will acquire it! You will surely get the job you are seeking, but always be yourself. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not to get what you want. To become a better person, you need to start loving yourself for who you are. Never allow anyone to intimidate you into living a fake life. If you can’t afford bar soap, use detergent. Don’t go beyond your capability.
11. DISCOVER YOUR TALENT AND POTENTIAL AND BUILD IT UP.
If you have yet to discover your talent, pray to God to reveal it to you. Most of the well-known people in the world today were able to achieve their dreams because they discovered and built themselves up on their talents and potentials. The future now lies in your hands. Pray to God to show you the gift you possess. Also, build and develop your talent wherever you find yourself, and make yourself presentable. If you are a scientist, do more research; if your gift is music, develop it and build it up; go to shows and perform at any event to show people what you’ve really got. Opportunity will not come to meet you at home, so make use of every opportunity to prove your versatility.
12. MAKE YOUR HEALTH A PRIORITY.
Always bear in mind that health is wealth; without sound health, you can’t function well in other aspects of your life. Therefore, eat healthy foods, engage in regular exercise, and go for medical checkups from time to time if you can afford it. Taking your health seriously should be your priority. Do away with anything that can tamper with your health, such as hard drugs, excessive alcohol, tobacco, etc. Doing this doesn’t only make you a better person but also gives you a healthy life, which is a key to a long life.
13. BUILD A GOOD REPUTATION FOR YOURSELF.
A good name is better than riches. You must protect your reputation by all means, as it’s very important, unless you don’t want to lay a good foundation for your own generation. Do away with money laundering, forgery, cyber fraud, robbery, kidnapping, hate speech, terrorism, or any criminal activities that can tarnish your image or reputation. By the way, crime will damage your reputation and can kill your future, so if we all stay away from these things, we will surely become the best version of ourselves.
14. QUIT ADDICTION.
Are you addicted to porn, drugs, masturbation, gambling, and others? All these things are very addictive and pose a risk to your physical and spiritual growth. Become a better person today by quitting addiction.
15. MAKE FRIENDS AND SOCIALIZE WITH PEOPLE.
Sometimes you need to make friends and socialize with people because it’s the best way to deal with problems and negative emotions. Although it is challenging to find someone in whom you can confide, having people to talk to and socialize with when you are down mentally and emotionally will make you a better human being.
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16. NEVER GIVE UP.
Don’t ever give up on your dreams, nor should you give up on yourself. Failure isn’t the end of life. You might have failed in the previous year or in the past few months, but I want to assure you that for you to climb that ladder you must fail, so fail and pick yourself up again. Always bear in mind that winners Never quit, and quitters never win. Therefore, to become a better person this year, never give up on your dreams, just keep trying. You will surely get there.
In conclusion, we all want to be the best version of ourselves and stay happy. Perhaps becoming a better person can help you achieve your goals and stay happy. Trying to become a better person and achieve all your aims may not seem easy; it comes with sacrifice, strong determination, and commitment, but I can assure you that if you follow these inspiring tips, you will surely become a better person and be happy. Best of luck.
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