A Better World Starts With A Better Self

A Better World Starts With A Better Self

Some recent events has prompted me to take the time of getting to know myself better.

This is mainly realizing all of my weaknesses and strengths, all at the same time. Identifying each became quite overwhelming for me. So, I took the time to watch videos or movies and read books or articles that centered more on personal growth and maturity. I am currently learning more about the different ways of life and I will have to choose one that suits me best.

What dawned upon me was that I was finding my true self in the process.

It was quite amazing how my mistakes came to mind, one by one. This has led me to come to terms with my past and became at peace as well. I’ve made peace with some people who I believe, in one way or another, wanted what was best for me at a given time in my life. This is regardless of how it was communicated and the experience that I have had in the particular relationship with each one of them. Human as we are, none of us are perfect. We differ in so many ways, most especially our mindsets. And it is in our differences that we drift apart. And there’s really nothing wrong in growing separately.

I’ve also come to realize that my unease stems from finding fulfillment.

Currently, I don’t really feel fulfilled yet. There is something missing. I couldn’t put a finger on it, but I am definitely not meant for where I am right now.

Most of the time, I feel like I don’t belong.

I’ve tried fitting in, in more ways than one. And it gets tiring and I just started dismissing everything. I am not happy that I am just settling for what I have now when I know that I can have more and do more. There is this need to be more. I really want to grow. And I must find that place where I could flourish and really spread my wings and soar.

I am trying to find purpose in my life.

I have to look into my passions and I know what I want and don’t want now. Currently, searching for opportunities of growth. I need to be somewhere where I can learn, not just impart what I already know.

My thirst is currently insatiable, and my mind is even restless during sleep.

So, I’ve started writing my goals down again and make it SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely). I’m starting to build my vision boards again. I lost them, when I lost myself. And that happened several times already. I have had enough. I’ve stopped looking at my failures as such, but seeing them in a different light… as lessons. Some, I’ve learned the hard way, but I had to.

We are currently living in a crisis and most definitely be gearing towards another economic depression.

I am getting myself prepared to face whatever is coming my way. Creating plans, making moves around each, and mapping everything out with timelines. I am driven more than ever to become better, get better, and give better to the world. Until such time that my better becomes my best.

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52 thoughts on “A Better World Starts With A Better Self

  1. I can definitely relate. I’m also finding out so much about myself. And you are right, a better world starts with a better self. This is one of your best pieces as far as I’m concerned. Keep writing. Keep learning and don’t lose yourself in the process.

  2. I can relate to this for sure. I’ve been learning about myself, setting goals, and improving myself. Keep at it and you’ll achieve your goals! 🙂

  3. We can’t pour from an empty cup, that’s what I always remind myself. I can’t be happy and help others when I haven’t filled myself up yest.

  4. Wow, I almost feel like I could have written this post myself! This year I have felt very unsure about where I was going after the world was turned upside down and all my plans seemed more out of reach than ever, and I was left feeling just as you were: very unfulfilled. It’s an awful feeling, especially when a lot the reasons for it are out of your hands. So, I started making changes and decisions based on what *I* CAN control, and I am already feeling a lot better about my life, and I hope this feeling continues to grow in the future, and that next year turns out to be what I hoped this year was going to be!

  5. I’m feeling the exact same way as you, I feel I need to do more but not quite sure what within our current world limitations, so don’t feel guilty, it’s normal to feel this way!

  6. If we really want to see change, then we must start with ourselves. This CoVid crisis has left me thinking about the uncertainty of the future. One day we were all content with our lives, then Bang! We suddenly realized that we are really not prepared for such scenario. We have learned to cope with what we have and let go of the “usual” things we enjoyed pre-pandemic days. What we now consider as important are those things that are TRULY important – our family, our health, our relationship with God and with others.

  7. I felt this exact same way 10-15 years ago and I was searching and questioning my purpose for a long time until I found that one thing that excited me and gave me my WHY. It strange how restless life can be when you are not feeling fulfilled.

  8. Sounds like this blog post is truly very helpful and inspiring for every of reader and yeah knowing about own abilities and goals is the foremost need of success and self satisfaction..indeed glad you shared this with us..great work though…

  9. Truly taking the time to step back from life and make a self assessment is a huge step in itself to becoming a better you. Acknowledging that you needed to reevaluate your life and are taking the steps to better your self already make you a better person.

  10. I think better life does start with kindness and love towards yourself. it is important to love yourself first and foremost

  11. I think in these current times everyone has gotten introspective. You begin to wonder what your true purpose is. I think it is amazing that you are on that journey! It shows you are not settling for something you’re not truly happy with. Keep on searching, you are great and I know you’ll find fulfillment!

  12. Totally agree with you that we should start with ourselves if we have to make the world a better. I pray that you will find purpose in your life and while you do that. Don’t forget to love yourself.

  13. Back then, I tried to be fitted to the environment, and be accepted. However, I have to pay the consequences of accepting the situations that don’t agree in my opinion and values. One day, I woke up and took a leap of faith to leave that place, and start my own, build my own world. I am glad I did, coz I feel better now, and happier 🙂

  14. I’ve been working in corporate for many years, and I thought I was living in a dream (not all people can easily work in the firm I was been). But one day, I realized I wasn’t happy anymore, and walk away from that (my colleagues think I am crazy!). Now, I start a new life, I am happier doing what I love, no stress (more sex, yes I admit!), and I couldn’t ask for more. I am grateful every single day.

  15. I certainly feel where you are coming from with this post. I have been going in circles trying to figure out what my future should look like. Trying to make sense of my purpose and how to attain the goals I really want in life. I’m learning to slow down and pray more to find that end.

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