How to be a better “You” ? Buzz, the sharp voice of the alarm wakes you up and you get set to face another day full of challenges, maybe a few surprises, or who knows what future holds in for you. You are about to hear good news at the office or might bump into an old friend in lunch hours at a random cafeteria. You might witness road rage and be thankful to God that it was not with you. So many new things are there to observe in the world around us every day. What is new in us? What is new in “You”?
How to be a better “You” ?
That is where the question arises, how to be a better you? Now, it will not take a genius to rumble my trick question. Many prodigies have already devised an answer, they say, “to be a better “you” there needs to be new learning and good habit cultivation with a disciplined following”. Very plainly stated and easy to understand, isn’t it?
With the new year coming up I am sure many people must have decided on their new year’s list of resolutions that would bring a revolution in their lives. Not being sarcastic (a little). I am all in favor of hitting the gym from the first of January, or journaling every night, reading as many books as possible or meeting family often, and so on.
Does this really happen?
Good for those who make it happen. What about the rest of us humans, I have witnessed that we are visual creatures. We run after results, for example, a person wants to get fit and starts to exercise daily but does not see any results initially because things take time, but he gets demotivated and quits.
There is a dull period in every venture be it fitness, studies, learning an instrument or whatever field you choose to dive in. You will always come face to face with a plateau of boredom which you have to overtake and that is where most people give up, simply because they do not see any visual outcomes. Undoubtedly, there is progress every day, but it is so tiny that we cannot measure and analyze it, so generally people quit.
Think of how do people manage to keep on sending Snapchat streaks without breaking the pattern even for a single day? Because the number motivates, after a point it becomes addictive, and the mind automatically signals to send a streak to your contacts because it is hungry for results.
It wants visual progress which Snapchat provides by increasing the streak score by one every day and unlocking new features. The trick is to trick the mind into believing that it is continuously achieving results by showing it a mirage, but the only difference here is this mirage is a little savings bank that is repeatedly registering all the arduous work but is yet to deliver massive returns in terms of the field you are working on. The advancement of technology has made it even easier to track your progress.
When you define your own customized plan, to deceive your brain into working towards your goal every day, then my friends you will know that you have stepped onto the train and embarked on your journey of becoming a better “you”.