Self-development is one of the most underlooked aspects of human nature, yet it is everywhere. Think about when you were a child, years back – now consider where you are today. Things change, people change, this is not just by a scratch of luck. This is the nature of us as humans, to develop through external pressures, and become the cliché of the “best person we can possibly be”. Therefore, it is important to control your development, to ensure that external pressures lead you to places that you want your life to go.
1. Positive Negative Criticism Is Essential
Well, this is an oxymoron, however, it is a true one. It may sound absurd to think about at first, but it’s important to take all your negative traits, and instead of remaining negative towards them, transform them into positive criticism.
For example, if you know that you are lazy (cough cough, guilty as charged), instead of denying it with every fiber of your being, accept that is who you are. Once you have done that, you can call yourself out when you’re lazy. Although, this will be a long problem, with the right laziness aversion dedication, one day- you will be able to say the opposite is true. This principle can apply to almost all negative traits that one may possess.