Active Voice: Six Ways to Be The Best You Can Be

Taking inspiration from the spellbinding performances of the Tokyo Olympic athletes, we bring you tips and advice on how to excel in your world and be a champion in whatever you do.

  1. Let go of limiting beliefs – most of us are held back by limiting beliefs. These are the negative perceptions that you have about your nature and personality. By learning to recognise and let go of whatever limiting beliefs are keeping you from becoming the best version of yourself, you’ll be able to push forward and find the person you really are.
  2. Stop the fear of failure – failure is part of the learning process and gives you valuable insights that can drive you to become highly successful in life. Ask any accomplished business person and they’ll almost certainly admit to failing at something. Overcome your fears by analysing all potential outcomes, practise positive thinking, have a worst-case scenario to ease your worries, and practise setting goals.
  3. Amplify your strengths – by focusing on your strengths, you’ll become stronger in those areas and more confident. It’s an essential skill for when you hit roadblocks – which are part of life. When you amplify your strengths, you remember what you’re bringing to the table, and you’ll trample the obstacles in your path.
  4. Stop the negative “self-talk” – clear your vocabulary of words like, “can’t”, “won’t”, “but” etc. Self-talk is a normal process we all experience, but once it becomes filled with irrational ideas that are negative, it becomes destructive. Silencing the inner critic and putting a positive spin on things are two of the best ways to eliminate negative self-talk.
  5. Create empowering rituals – the world’s most successful athletes, entrepreneurs and leaders have become the best versions of themselves. There’s one thing they all have in common: they’ve developed habits that make them great. This could be meditation, better time management or visualising their goals. The more you invest in yourself, the more you realise is possible.
  6. Have compassion for yourself – be true to who you are. Stop trying to please other people or to be someone else; it’s impossible to please everyone. Once you stop “people pleasing”, you’ll regain your sense of self-worth and build up self-confidence, which are the driving forces for self-improvement.