Best Self will show you how to be honest with yourself about what you want, identify your poisonous anti-self, and find the characteristics of the greatest potential version of yourself that you can conceive, so you may become the hero you've always wanted to be. Mike Bayer, a life coach, and his book Best Self: Be You, Only Better will pique your interest. He'll give you step-by-step instructions for living a life you enjoy and are proud of.
To take the first step toward realizing your full potential, begin by defining the best version of yourself. Do you ever consider how singular you are in the universe? Nobody else has had the same experiences, thoughts, or characteristics as you. Some may come close, but your life is yours to live, and no one else will ever be like you. That all sounds fine until you realize that you've never been taught how to make the most of the one chance you've been given. You have your parents to begin with, who accomplished a lot for you and for which you should be grateful. They, on the other hand, seized the blank slate you were given at birth and filled it with their own life limiting views. There's no reason to hold grudges against them because they were doing the best they could at the time, and their parents were probably doing the same. It was made worse when you went to school and saw that there was no curriculum on how to discover and connect with your entire potential. One version of oneself is positive, while the other is negative. Learning to recognize which of these two is in charge will pay off in the long run. Identify their qualities and attributes to do so.
With the power of honesty, you can destroy the fear that is holding you back. On your path to realizing your full potential, you'll face numerous challenges, the most significant of which is fear. However, being honest with yourself is your best weapon against this. Keep in mind that fear is always deceiving you. None of the statements that you aren't good enough or can't be accurate. They are, nonetheless, actual feelings that cause you to squander time living a mediocre life. To overcome your fears, start by identifying them. Write down your response to the question, "What worries do I have that are preventing me from altering my life?" If you take this seriously, dive deep, and thoroughly evaluate your responses, you'll notice a pattern that you can work with. Train your positive thinking muscle to be able to believe in the truth rather than doubt's lies. This is difficult since you tend to focus on fear rather than the answers, but you can break this pattern.
When you're good at taking care of yourself first, you'll be the best at taking care of others. You must serve others if you want to realize your greatest potential. But you can't get there if you don't take care of your own needs first. You won't have the emotional or physical energy you need if you don't take care of yourself. You must learn to deal effectively with the inevitable business and stresses of everyday life. The author provides a few simple but effective techniques for doing so. One way to de-stress is to practice mindful breathing. It's as simple as pausing and taking a few deep breaths when things get crazy. This will give you the peace and perspective you need to be your best self.