HOW TO BE A BETTER YOU BY TOMORROW

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How to be a better you by tomorrow!

 

Do you need a change?

We all want to be a better version of ourselves, right? Let me show you some practical steps you can take TODAY to learn how to be a better you by TOMORROW!

 

WHAT IS BETTER?


The first thing we need to define is “What is Better?” What does ‘better’ mean to you? The CRITICAL thing you need to identify is WHAT SPECIFICALLY needs to improve. Saying you need to improve “all of you” doesn’t provide a way to formulate a game plan.

 

Here is a list of some SPECIFIC examples of things you might want to change.

Do you want to be:

Get Specific

Skinner?

Healthier?

Nicer?

Richer? or Debt Free?

A Better wife/husband?

A better mother/father?

 

It could be a combination of any of these things listed, or something else that is personal to you.

Think about who you are right now, and then think about who you want to be. Once you can identify what SPECIFIC areas in your life you want to improve, then you can begin to take practical steps towards change!

 

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?


Here are 3 questions that I want you to spend some time thinking about. This will help you identify the areas you need to work on, and help give you the confidence to use the skills you already have by identifying the things you already do right.

 

1. What are you doing right?

Let’s focus on the positive for a moment. What is an area in life that you really rock? Now, think about why you are talented in that area. How did you develop those skills? Were you naturally good at it, or did it take time and practice?

 

 

2. What needs work?

Make a list of everything – every skill, quality, etc.… that you want to change. It might seem very overwhelming at first, but hang in there – it gets better.

 

 

3. What is the most important quality you want to change.

Out of everything you identified in #2, list them in order of importance. Now, we are going to choose ONE thing to work on at a time.

 

BETTER DOESN’T MEAN PERFECT


First off, you CAN be a better you by tomorrow. But remember, better doesn’t mean perfect. When we focus on ONE thing we want to change, we can take small steps each day.

 

Choose the 1 thing you can do today to build a better tomorrow.

 

For example: if you want to be healthier, start by simply drinking the recommended amount of water a day. (8 glasses or 64 oz. for adults). Do this every day for a week.

Then, on week 2 choose ONE meal that you can consistently keep healthy. Just ONE. That might be breakfast, lunch, or dinner – but don’t try to do it all because that would be overwhelming.

 

When we try to change all at once, there is a higher probability that we will fail. It will seem too hard and we are more inclined to give up. Set up small, measurable, goals that you can do EACH DAY.

Take a look at my personal goal tracker. I list my overarching goal in the middle. I list ONE goal I want to work on each week that will get me closer to that BIG goal. Then, I list each day how I am going to achieve my weekly goal.

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What was my goal for today?

I generally stress out about the cleanliness of my house. But, my goal for today was to mop my bathroom. That’s it!

I can choose to stress out about the entire house, feel overwhelmed, defeated and then NOT be productive – but I chose to focus on ONE thing that I wanted to get done and I was PROACTIVE.

 

Ultimately, when you want to make a change, you have to develop new habits. It takes 3-4 weeks to develop a habit, so give yourself time. But starting today and having a game plan will help you learn how to be a better you by tomorrow!

 

BONUS NINJA TIPS


bonus ninja1. Use my Personal Goal Tracker to write down your goals and your game plan!

By writing them down, you are more likely to remember to do them!

See: 5 Steps on How to Achieve a Goal

 
2. Place sticky notes full of encouraging quotes and personal affirmations around your house to help keep you motivated!

 
3. Fake it until you make it – never under estimate the power of confidence!

 

See Focus on Your Future: The Power of Positive Thinking

 
4. Believe in yourself – and find someone else who does too! Find your own personal cheerleader who can inspire you and encourage you along the way.

 

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How are you going to be a better you by tomorrow? Let me know in the comments below! I’d be happy to help and answer any questions you have. Or if you just need help brainstorming ideas for goals, I’d love to chat with you!

 

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4 Comments to HOW TO BE A BETTER YOU BY TOMORROW

  1. GeorgeS says:

    I like that you are suggesting to focus on the thing we are good at. I believe that every person is great at something, but many are working on the wrong things. Your tip on being realistic is awesome. We must know ourselves better, so we can improve and grow. Great article!

    • Kayla says:

      Thanks George! 

      Yes, too many people become overwhelmed by trying to change multiple things at once. By narrowing your focus, you can better tackle a specific trait/quality, etc.. and become really great at that one thing. Then, you can use those skills to move on to the next thing. 

      I appreciate your input and thanks for checking out my article! 

      🙂 Have a blessed day! 

  2. Andrew says:

    Hi there. I just finished reading your article about becoming a better person and I just thought I would send you a quick comment to say thanks.

    I think we all get wrapped up in trying to be perfect a lot of the time. I think its a good idea to take a step back sometimes and realize that we don’t need to be perfect. Perhaps we just need to make a few minor changes to keep us moving in the right direction.

    Great article, I look forward to reading more.

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