By Eleni Androutsopoulou-Agiotatou (B Class)


As human beings, we constantly seek to improve ourselves and become ever better. For those who are passionate about personal growth –including me-, I’ve made a list with tips that actually work ;)

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Forgive people and move forward. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is the remedy.  It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened. Remember, the less time you spend hating the people who hurt you, the more time you’ll have to love the people who love you.

Let go of the past. Is there any unhappiness from the past which you have been holding on? If so, it’s time to let it go. Holding on them prevents you from moving on and becoming a better person. Break away from the past, forgive yourself, and move on

Face your fear of failure. – You might fail.  And that’s OK.  The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing because you’re too scared to make a mistake.  If you can’t handle failure, then you can’t handle success either.

Overcome your fears. All of us have fears. Fear of uncertainty, fear of public speaking, fear of risk… All our fears keep us in the same position and prevent us from growing. Recognize that your fears reflect areas where you can grow, if you try to.

Acknowledge your flaws. Everyone has flaws. What’s most important is to understand them, acknowledge them, and address them. What do you think are your flaws? What are the flaws you can work on now? How do you want to address them?

Know Your Weaknesses. One of the hardest parts about getting started down the path of self-improvement is acknowledging that we’re not perfect or that there are areas of our life that could use some improvement.  Once you acknowledge that, make a plan to change them.

Accept the things you can’t Change. Change the things you can’t accept. When something bad happens in our lives, we try to fix them or change them. But sometimes we can’t. Often this leads us to spend hours moping and falling in to depression. If you can make yourself accept the things you cannot change – you will become a much happier person. Acceptance of these situations also allows us to start finding a way to cope much faster.