How to Grow into the Person You Want to Be

Article by: Geryl Lipat | Author, Industrial Engineer
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It’s time to level up.

No matter what challenges we face, there are always opportunities for self-growth! Improving yourself in small ways can make a big impact in helping you reach your goals. Here are ways to constantly improve your lifestyle and deal with changes

1. Use Criticism to Your Advantage

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When someone has something to critique about what you are doing or the work you’re producing, take this as a new chance to grow. Criticism is an opportunity to hear a new perspective and take it into consideration in the future,

Openly listening to criticism and thinking of ways you can utilize it is important for our development.

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2. Learn From Your Mistakes

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Mistakes are part of everyone’s life, but that doesn’t mean they have to be negative. Learning from them helps you grow even stronger than you were before.

After you make a mistake, it is up to you whether you will take the learning opportunity, or repel that activity in the future. To prevail over your mistakes, let them work to your benefit.

Once you make a mistake, you have the opportunity to never make the same one again by learning from it and adapting your response.

3. Absorb All the Information You Can!

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When you have some down time, it is important to fill those gaps in your life by something that promotes self-growth. Instead of picking up your phone, you can….

Books, podcasts and blogs (like this one!) are like mentors that never stop. They strengthen your brain, as well as reducing stress. Remember that mental health is as important as physical health, so keep your mind healthy!

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4. Be Open to Life Changes

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When there are changes in life, they will push you to grow outside of your comfort zone. True life is lived when new changes take place.

Embrace these changes and see them for what they are – a tool to move you in the right direction.

Taking a step into this change is a benefit to you, so recognize its helpfulness on your journey. The greatest success comes after the hardest challenges. 

5. Work Towards Your Goals

Great vision will bring out the best in you.

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Setting goals will always keep you focused on moving in the right direction. Think of ways that you can reach your goals, and go for it! Are your goals to:

  • Be on the cover of a magazine? Get in front of some cameras!
  • Drop a hit song that everyone remembers for years? Write those lyrics!
  • Be happy in your endeavors? Always say yes to doing what you love!

Push and motivate yourself to be where you haven’t been before. Take one step at a time. Start with small steps, but dream big in what you know you can achieve!


Remember that improvement begins with “I”. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone, just prove it to yourself and know that you can always improve.

How will you use these tools to improve yourself? We’d love to hear from you.

Article by: Geryl Lipat & Philip Garcia

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