“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” That is a strong and powerful quote that was uttered by Ernest Hemmingway. It demonstrates that being noble to yourself is the most important thing that you can do. It sounds selfish, but improving yourself every day is an essential factor of life. Thankfully, there are several ways you can achieve this (some harder than others).
Stare Your Fears in the Face
It doesn’t matter who you are, every single person walking the face of the earth is fearful of something. Whether this is death, marriage, heights, bugs or anything else you can think of fears are present in everyone. However, don’t run away from your fears. If you can muster the courage to overcome your greatest fear (which is not easy), then you will no longer have to worry about that fear overtaking your life again.
Escape from your Comfort Zone
If facing your fears is the hardest thing you will ever have to do, then escaping from your comfort zone is 1A. It’s so easy to stay in your comfort zone because you are comfortable there (hence the name). However, if you never leave then you may be missing out on experiences that you will remember forever.
Don’t be ashamed to ask someone for help. Under no circumstance should you feel embarrassed to ask for assistance. Whether this is as simple as asking someone help on a Science question, to asking someone if you should take a job halfway across the world. Hearing another opinion through an objective eye can relieve the stress of keeping what’s bothering you inside.
Admit to the Flaws that You Have
Not a single person in the world is perfect. Everyone has imperfections and flaws, but the only way to address them is to admit that you have them. Once you truly admit the flaws you have (such as being too loud, too obnoxious or too greedy), you can take the necessary steps to fix them.
Take a Break and Don’t Overwork Yourself
Everyone respects a hard working individual. However, it’s not healthy to overwork and overstress yourself. Whenever your brain or body are completely gassed, take a break (if you are under a circumstance where you can). Whether you need to sit down or go for a walk, rest yourself because your body needs it.
Obviously, there are more ways to improve yourself but these five are a great starting point for you.