Become the Person You Want to Be — Find Your True Identity

The most important person in your entire life is, and will always be YOU

Because of this, it is vital to your well-being and overall happiness that you are completely authentic and 150% accepting of yourself. Without this acceptance, what hope do you have to living the life you want to live?

Below, you can find my best tips for personal development and happiness. I’ve used the methods and strategies below to become my own happy person, and also:

I know what kind of person you are. You’re a true “do-it-yourselfer,” aren’t you? You like to be in control, and the way you see it — the best way to get anything done is to just do it yourself.

Why spend time bouncing your ideas off of others when you know your idea is perfect to begin with? It’s not like they have the same vision as you, so why bother throwing it around to people who have no clue what they’re talking about?

Believe me, I once thought like this too. I like to be in control of things, and do everything myself. It’s something that comes from being a web designer, and has carried through into other aspects of my life.

Photo by Mish Sukharev

The truth is, you can’t do everything yourself. Breaking this mindset is not always easy, but it’s something you’ll need to learn.

…and fast.

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If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time telling people “no” when they ask you for something. You just want to try and help everyone and do everything for yourself.

The problem is, you can’t do everything. Yes, you heard it here first and from someone who has come to that realization the hard way.

Learning how to say “no” is one of the most important lessons in life you can ever learn (I’d even say it’s up there with getting potty-trained). You shouldn’t say “no” just for the sense of self-pride either, but for a lot deeper reasons.

And in the next few minutes, I want to share those reasons with you.

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Is there something that you are really good at? Something you can’t get off your mind, and can’t go a day without thinking about?

Everyone has that one thing, including you!

So what is it? Are you really good at sports? Like cooking? Painting? Are you a computer geek?

The truth is, your talents and the things you’re passionate about are what define you as a person. It’s your job to embrace these things and become the real you.

Now, let me tell you a story.

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Do you really kiss your mother with that mouth?

There are certain words we all use each day that seem so innocent, and so harmless that we don’t even think twice about using them over and over again.

And no, I’m not talking about dropping f-bombs or any of those other “colorful” words.

I’m talking about words that are much worse.

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