What does it mean to become a better person? Better yet, where do you start?
Becoming a better person will require dedication on your part — and then commitment to keeping that promise to yourself. If that sounds intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. It’s important to set ambitious, yet realistic, short-term goals as you pursue your long-term interests. Remember, small wins provide momentum, while long-term goals enable you to win big.
Begin each day with a goal in mind and end your day by reflecting on the progress you’ve made. Success is a game of inches. When you do something well day in and day out, the cumulative impact is huge.
You can become a better person. It will require desire, sacrifice, patience, and determination. Remember, it may sometimes be difficult, if not impossible, to detect progress. Don’t be deterred. Have faith that positive activity leads to positive results. It’s your life. It’s your journey. Own it!
50 Powerful Ways to Become a Better Person
Here are 50 questions to ask yourself to help you become a better person. Do you:
- Accept responsibility for the choices that you make?
- Request help before you try to do things yourself?
- Demand that others sacrifice but fail to do so yourself?
- Complain about things or work to make them better?
- Take credit for other people’s accomplishments?
- Value being accepted by others more than you value being true to yourself?
- Talk a good game but fail to follow through on your ideas?
- Dominate conversations to attract attention?
- Find fault with others but rarely find fault with yourself?
- Surround yourself with “yes” people?
- Feel entitled to rewards or work hard to earn them?
- Quit when things get tough?
- Tear people down to make yourself feel better?
- Compromise your principles to win acceptance?
- Refuse to acknowledge your limitations?
- Make good choices or blame others for your misfortune?
- Shout people down instead of debating the merits of an argument?
- Take advantage of those less fortunate than yourself?
- Demand respect instead of earning it?
- Force your beliefs and values on others?
- Reject feedback instead of viewing it as a growth opportunity?
- Take shortcuts that come back to bite you?
- Dwell on the past instead of living for today?
- Allow toxic people to drag you down?
- Accept everything that life brings or do you advocate for yourself?
- Beat yourself up for mistakes or learn from them and move on?
- Always have to be right or do you admit when you’re wrong?
- Refuse to make short-term sacrifices in order to achieve long-term gains?
- Resent people for their success?
- Need to be surrounded by others or are you comfortable being alone?
- Accept opinions as gospel or think for yourself?
- Make rules but fail to follow them yourself?
- Set low expectations to guarantee you’ll hit your goals?
- View help as a weakness or seek support when you need it?
- Try to control things that are completely out of your control?
- Treat strangers better than you treat yourself?
- Respond emotionally or rationally to most things?
- Adopt other people’s problems as your own?
- Fight change at every turn or step outside your comfort zone?
- Spend excessive time worrying about the future?
- Judge people you don’t know?
- Feel obligated to accept everyone’s request?
- Let yourself get constantly distracted or set aside time for your priorities?
- Demand that others do things that you’re unwilling to do yourself?
- Depend on others or mostly rely on yourself?
- Allow your fears to hold you back or do you face them head-on?
- Obey rules blindly or do what’s right?
- Harbor anger and resentment or forgive people for past deeds?
- Take the easy route or do what’s right?
- Give in to temptation or remain true to your values?
What Steps Will You Take to Become Better?
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