Tips on How to Become a Better Person
I’ve asked some of my friends and even the stranger if they want to become a better person and obviously, they answered yes. Who doesn’t want to become a better person, right? But how? Before I will give you some tips on how to become a better person, I would like to inform you that these tips are from the books, article, and quotes I’ve read and some people I met in my existence who I considered a better person because of these things it made me realized and applied it in my life. So here are some of the tips to become a better person:
Carry a heart that never hates
I always remember my father whenever I hear or read these quotes. My father always told me this and will always carry in my heart. Because hating over things or someone is a waste of time. Love your enemies and share love instead of hate. It’s hard for the first time but soon you will get used to it. So start carrying a heart that never hates.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD THINGS
Always remember the good things in someone. I believe that someone is not completely evil there will always be a part of them that is good. Even someone did something bad to you always remember the good things about that person. As I said, “carry a heart that never hates”. I know you are thinking about what if that person did really bad to you and unacceptable. First, still remember the good things about that person so that at least it will lessen the pain and hate, then think a righteous way to deal with this kind of situation. In this way it will test you if you are a better person. And keep reading so that you will know what to do righteously.
KNOW WHAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU
You should know what are important to you.
- Is your family important to you?
- Are your friends important to you?
- Is your career important to you?
- Is your health important to you?
- Is your spiritual and emotional health important to you?
- Is your physical figure important to you? and etc.
Now start thinking if are these things important to you. If yes, then what are you doing? Did you get my point? If a family is important then what are the things did you do for your family? What are the things did you do for your friends?, What are the things did you do for your career, health, physical figure and etc. You should do things to keep the things that are important to you.
ADMIT WHEN YOU’RE WRONG AND YOU DONT KNOW SOMETHING
If you know that you are wrong, always admit it and don’t blame someone. For all the mistakes and failure you made always learn from it. If you know it’s your fault admit it and ask for an apology. If you don’t know something admit it so that you will learn something new.
ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU AND SORRY
Always say thank you to the people who help you. When someone opens the door for you say thank you. When you ask someone for the direction or anything that you don’t know and even they cannot help you, say thank you. Always appreciate someone’s effort. Big or Small effort you need to appreciate it. Maybe you are wondering why we need to say thank you to someone who didn’t help us. As I said always appreciate the effort, big or small. Listening to your problem is an effort so even the person cant help at least says thank you for listening and sorry for disturbing you. We need to say sorry because we disturb or waste someone’s time. We are not perfect and sometimes we hurt someone or we made mistakes so always say sorry.
START DOING GOOD PRACTICE
You should start doing good practice and what are these good practice? The thing is there are a lot of good practice you need to know and if I mention it here then this will be a book, not an article. But I will share one good practice which is a very useful practice for me. This good practice is when you learn or read something and its very good for you then you need to apply it. Always apply the things that are good for you. Example, after you read this article and you think it is good for you then apply it in your life.
TRY PUT YOURSELF IN SOMEONE’S SHOES
Trying to put yourself in someone’s shoes is my way to deal with someone I encounter. You need to understand or empathize the person before you judge him/her and make a decision to their action. So that you will know the WHY questions in your mind. Like, “Why did he do that?, Why he choose that?, Why he made that decision?, Why he is angry? etc. Always don’t let your anger take over your mind. How? Relax, Breath Properly, and Put Yourself in that someone’s shoes. In this way, you can have a better decision, judgment, and action righteously. Putting yourself in someone’s shoes is doesn’t only apply in anger situations or circumstances but also in helping other people. In this way also, you will know what kind of help, advice, and action to that certain person.
APPLY WISDOM IN YOUR LIFE
Wisdom is very important because it will set as a guide to you in every situation you are undergoing. If you have wisdom you will have a better decision in life. Life Wisdom, Money Wisdom, God Wisdom, etc. At least you need to have one. One of my wisdom in life is
GOOD DEEDS WILL NOT BEAR AN EVIL FRUIT
that is referring to Bible verse Matthew 7:17 and Matthew 7:18. It means that doing good things will not produce bad things. This wisdom is my guide in my everyday life.
To wrap it up, better person means you know how to deal or handle any problems, hard situation and even the worst time of your life. Being a better person doesn’t mean you are perfect. You can’t avoid mistakes but you can make it right and lessen it. There are many ways to become a better person maybe you can find or realize something to become a better person and don’t forget to share it with me because I still have a long way to go to become a better person.