12 Ways to Become the Person You Are Meant to Be

12 Ways to Become the Person You Are Meant to Be

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Everyone has dreams and aspirations of what they want to attain in life. There’s not a person on planet earth that doesn’t desire to be happy, have success, and find love. How do you evolve to be who you’re meant to be?

Do you believe you can achieve your dreams if you do things better? If only it were that easy. Everyone wants to be a better person, but the truth is that there’s no one perfect. However, it would help if you still strive for self-improvement in your life’s journey.

Twelve Ways to Be Who You’re Meant to Be

Why do some people seem to know who they are and their destiny here on earth while others struggle to find themselves? Here are some concepts and tips to help you be the person you were meant to be and fulfill your life’s destiny. So how do you evolve? Try adopting these behaviors.

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1. Own Your Mistakes

Are you quick to blame others when things don’t go right? It’s time for you to take accountability for your actions. To grow and become a better person, you must learn to admit your faults and move on.

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How can you be what you’re meant to be if you can’t learn from your mistakes? You’re missing growth opportunities when you push the blame off onto someone else.

2. Talk Less and Listen More as You Evolve in Life

Do you want to be a person who counsels others and helps them through life’s most difficult times? Perhaps this is who you’re meant to be in life. However, learning to listen is one of the best skills you can develop.

Don’t be so eager to interject your thoughts and opinions when others just need someone to listen. You can develop deeper connections with people when you genuinely listen to what they’re saying.

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You should not use active listening to impress anyone but to help you foster better relationships. It can help to open your mind to new thoughts and experiences beyond your current realm.

3. Understand Your Deeper Self, Really Listening for Clues About Who You’re Meant to Be

One of the essential parts of your journey towards being a better person is understanding who you’re inside. It would help if you looked beyond the physical reality to see your deeper self. What things bring you great sorrow, and what things make you happy?

How you handle your emotions is essential. While you’re on this journey towards finding yourself, you need to identify your strengths and weaknesses. When you identify your negative qualities, you can work on these things to enhance personal growth. Understanding yourself is the only way to improve and change as you evolve into a better person.

4. Show Compassion and Kindness

Being kind takes so little effort. Whether you’re passing someone in the supermarket or working personally with someone at work doesn’t matter. There’s so much power behind words like “thank you.”

When you evolve as a human being, you learn that not everyone walks the same journey. Some people have thousands in their checking accounts, while others may have a negative balance. It’s the ability to look beyond the physical presence and the social status to see the person inside.

Showing kindness to others allows the Universe to return it to you. If you want to be all you can be in this life, you must learn to humble yourself and show compassion.

5. Live By the Golden Rule

Everyone knows the golden rule–you should do unto others how you want people to do to you. Sadly, few grasp what this means. It goes beyond being kind and showing good manners, as you must learn to respect the differences in each person.

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Respecting diversity is a powerful key to helping you unlock the door to being a better person. The color of one’s skin, education level, religious background, the car they drive, or where they live doesn’t matter. What truly matters is opening yourself to seeing things beyond your life.

6. You Cannot Become the Person You’re Meant to Be Until You Let Go of Anger and Hostility

Anger and hostility are something that lives deep inside you. It has a direct impact on your happiness as it clouds your judgment. When you forgive yourself and others, it allows you to move from the past to mindful living.

No, you’re not going to forget events that hurt you, but when you release the hold it has on you, you’re getting rid of a burden. You can’t be who you’re meant to be in this life when you allow negative thoughts to rule you. Emotional healing takes place when you let go of these things.

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Harboring resentment can cause depression, anxiety, physical sickness, and anger issues. You may even have trouble sleeping, which can impact your immunity.

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7. Show Gratitude

Some people will never evolve because they think they’ve done nothing wrong. There’s scarcely a person alive who doesn’t need to work on something in their life. Gratitude is a foundation part of being who you’re meant to be.

If you’re not thankful for all your blessings in this life, how can you expect the Universe to grant you anymore? When you develop an attitude of gratitude, it will open doors for you that you never thought possible.

8. Set Personal and Professional Goals to Become the One You’re Meant to Be

Most people have goals in life, even if they don’t write them down on paper. Consequently, you should have two sets of plans. One set is the goals you want to obtain on a personal level, while the other is the professional aspects.

The journey in who you’re meant to involve personal and professional facets, so both areas need to be addressed.

9. Build Your Foundation with Integrity

Everyone needs a cornerstone to build upon. When creating a home, you need footers and a foundation to secure the house. The foundation of your journey, to be what you’re meant to be, should start with integrity.

Think of integrity as a moral compass. It’s what helps you become a better version of yourself. You’re true to your principles, and your outside reflects the core values and beliefs of the inside.

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10. Make Amends

It takes a big person to say they’re sorry. However, it’s one of the easiest ways to show empathy to someone. If you’ve wronged another person, you’ve caused emotional wounds.

It’s your job to show some humility and compassion and make things right. When you apologize, you’re allowing yourself to move beyond the blunder.

Admitting you’ve done something wrong to yourself and the other person shows your vulnerability and that everyone makes mistakes. If you want to evolve and be a better person, this is one of the best ways to start.

11. Be Adaptable to Change in Life

When you think you’ve got life figured out, a curve ball will come your way. The unexpected twists will keep you on your toes. You can’t fear change, as it’s an opportunity to become a better person.

While change can be scary at first, it’s a necessary part of life. Don’t be so quick to pass on new opportunities because they require you to step out of your comfort zone. Instead, embrace these opportunities to help you be who you’re meant to be and a more well-rounded person.

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12. Embrace Your Journey

Many people enjoy an eagerly-anticipated vacation each year. The trek for many to the beach is often a long drive. However, most people don’t focus on being in the car for endless hours, as they’re more focused on the destination.

You must learn to develop this mindset. You can’t focus on how long it will take you to get to where you’re meant to be. But you must focus on the journey. You have a long way to go, but you need to have fun along the way.

Parents try to entertain their kids on car trips with silly games and singing songs, as it makes things more enjoyable. You need to develop the same skills for your journey. Life will be dreary if you only focus on reaching your goals, so you must embrace the journey and have a little fun.

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Final Thoughts on Finding Who You’re Meant to Be

It’s easy to be unhappy with your life. However, you can’t let the negativity set into your soul that can cause issues. According to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, people with a negative mindset are 45 percent more likely to become depressed.

As a human, you’re meant to evolve and change throughout life. If you don’t like where you are right now, don’t get mad or upset about it. You have the power to change things! The greatest thing about living this life is you can do whatever you want. If you can dream it, then you can certainly achieve it.

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Deborah is a full-time editor, blogger, and children's book author. Her book series helps children with anxiety overcome the challenges in everyday life using kindness and courage. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Secondary Education English and a Spanish minor from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is a verified member of the US Press Association. Her commitment to mental and physical wellness transcends from her writing career into her daily lifestyle. When she's not working on one of her many writing projects, you will find Deborah working in her garden or advocating for the community gardening movement to help end hunger. She holds her master herbalist certification and is pursuing her Master Gardener certification.

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