In today’s hypercompetitive society it becomes difficult for the people to accept who they really are and there is so much pressure on them for to be something they are not. How does one truly accept themselves? It depends only on how we dedicate ourselves to achieving our goal and that is what we call self-actualization.
The first step of self-actualization is accepting you and secondly, understanding that the journey has no end. With it, you achieve control on your creativity and problem-solving skills. The potential of self-actualization lies within all of us, we only need to take the necessary step to unlock that self-actualization. Here we are considering 4 steps to self-actualization which help to become the best version of you.
1) Stop measuring yourself against others.
Why compare yourself with others as no one in the world can do better for you than you. Comparing yourself with other’s sucks the happiness from life. It doesn’t matter what other people do or have. You make a decision that is best for you. We are always in a state of creation, who you are today is a result of the decisions you made yesterday. So stop measuring yourself with the others because the path that you follow does not have the same path that someone else is following.
2) Learn to accept yourself holistically.
Live your life for you, not for anyone else. Sometimes you are dissatisfied with what you are and what you have accomplished. It increases the negativity about yourself. In order to self-actualize, you need to accept yourself as it is, your weaknesses and your strength. Happiness can not be purchased but it comes when we accept ourselves. If you hope to get anywhere in life, you cannot downplay your weaknesses or exaggerate your strengths.
3) Understand that you are in control.
There are many external factors that influence the people around you but the self-actualized remain unaffected because they know exactly who they are. They are aware of their identities, strength, and weaknesses. They have a clear picture of adjustments they need to make with the external factor. If you are realistic and honest then there is nothing you can’t achieve.
4) Don’t stop growing.
Learn as if you were to live forever. A self-actualize understand that the journey of learning is never over. To be self-actualize you must never stop growing. Self-actualization does not require any trick or tools but you only need to move on to the next level, when you conquer one thing. Surround yourself with achievers as they experience and accomplish new things, you will be inspired to do the same. For us to live life to the fullest, we must look for ways to improve. There are always new skills and techniques to adopt. Self-growth is key for us to live lives happily and to have a successful career.