One of my professors inspired me to write about bettering myself because he inspired me throughout the course of his class. At first, I was bitter about have to take his class, especially because I’m in my third year, and this was a freshman course. The course is about being the best student possible and I thought I already knew everything that was going to be taught but to my surprise, it was quite the opposite. I learned about myself as a student, worker, family member, friend, and partner.
Here are 11 lessons that I learned throughout the class.
11. There is no personal growth without self-awareness.
Knowing where you are and where you want to be is important. How can you know where you want to go if you’re not even sure of where you are now? Make small goals about how you want to better yourself – these goals should be measurable and attainable.
10. Write down three positives events/things that happen to you every day.
I sometimes allow myself to be negative, but this completely changed my outlook. At times we feel so busy that we forget to stop and take a look at all the good things that are taking place in our lives. Give yourself five minutes a day to write down three positive things that happened and you will be pleasantly surprised at all of the positivity in your life. These positives can be big or small, something as simple is a stranger smiling at you is enough. Some days these positives will be obvious and other days you may have to search a little, but they are always there.
9. A little tension is a good thing.
Do you ever feel stressed and wonder how much better life would be if you didn’t have any stress, let’s be honest we all do. In reality having a little bit of stress is a good thing, it keeps you moving and motivated. Imagine not having any pressure to do anything, maybe for a day or two it would be relaxing but after a while it’s boring! Do things that make you a little tense, it’s likely that the benefits are worth it.