Coach GP

How to be Your Absolute Best Self

It’s safe to say that being who we truly are is difficult sometimes, especially when we don’t surround ourselves with the right group of people. Being ourselves can be very hard for some of us, but being our best self is even harder.

Why is being our best self difficult to maintain on a daily basis? Because sometimes we don’t feel like we deserve that kind of treatment. Sometimes, we don’t think we are worthy enough of being the best that we can be, therefore we reside to settling for being an “ok” version of ourselves.

But that is not the mindset that you should have when going through life on a daily basis. You should be striving to truly be the best version of you that you can be every single day! There should never be a day when you say to yourself, “I’m the best I can be today and don’t need to grow at all!” This is just not possible.

There are varying opinions on what it means to be our best self - does that include outer appearances, inward workings, relationships, etc... But the reality is that being our best self requires recognition of who we currently are (good, bad, indifferent), getting a plan in place, and implementing it.  

First you must recognize whether or not you want to be the best version of yourself. If you don’t answer yes, then you are not truly looking inside of who you are. Every single one of us wants to be a better version of ourselves; we’re human beings, constantly evolving.

After you’ve determined that you want to be the best version of yourself, your next step would be to start planning what it is you need to do in order to be the best version of you that you can be. Whatever that looks like, a plan should be laid out and referenced daily.

Recognizing and planning are two very important pieces to your puzzle when it comes to being a better version of who you are in the moment, but so is implementing your plans and steps that you’ve already identified earlier.

Plans are always great to have, but when we don’t implement them, we hurt ourselves more than anything else in the long run. Make it a point to find time to evaluate your plans and determine if you are truly implementing them as you see fit. If putting off the plans you’ve clearly laid out for yourself is happening more often  than not, then there is an issue - be it your mindset, confidence, motivation, etc… It is your job to figure out what is causing you to stop at the implementation step of improving yourself.

But being the  best versions of ourselves is something we all want to do, and it is absolutely a continuous work in progress that is worked on in order to create our best versions. You deserve the best, including being the best version of who you are!