How to Be Better Than You Were Yesterday
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How to Be Better Than You Were Yesterday

the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday

How to Be Better Than You Were Yesterday

Life is a learning experience. We get up, make mistakes, pick ourselves back up, and start again. The important part is that we must start again. Making mistakes is a part of life, and above all, we need to learn from these mistakes. Every day is a new day that gives you the chance to be better than you were yesterday. Apply what you have learned to better yourself, and continue forward with life knowing you've grown.

Don't dwell on the past and what you could've been or should've done. Maybe you didn't have the grades to get into the school you wanted or the abilities to make the team. Maybe you haven't reached your goal quite yet, but if you keep working on yourself, you will in time. Just know you are full of potential that you can reach with the dedication to practice and improve.

The number one rule is to not compare your success to the success of someone else. Day by day, we grow and we evolve and we learn a little bit about ourselves. We often get the urge to compare ourselves and our successes and losses to others. Life does not rank us on who is the prettiest and who is the smartest. We were all created as different human beings of equal importance.

Don't be envious of others because odds are, they are envious of you, too. We all have something others want, but unfortunately, we can't have it all. Appreciate what you have and who you are rather than dwelling on what you wish you had. If we spend our lives wishing for what we want, we might miss everything great that's in front of us. Start paying attention to what you have because it could be gone before you know it.

If you feel like your life is empty, know that there are endless opportunities. Take up a new skill or hobby and find what you're good at. Experiment to find what makes you happy. Even just boosting your mood and your attitude a little bit, makes you better than you were before.

Work hard to find success. If you want something, work for it. Practice. Don't give up, even if it feels hopeless. If you give up, odds are you won't succeed. The more you practice, and the harder you work, the greater your improvement will be. Believe in yourself.

Each day, try to be a better person. Put a little bit more effort into your school work and your hobbies, but also try to be a better person. Say hi to that boy in your class, thank your bus driver when you get off the bus, bring your friend a bowl of soup when he or she is feeling ill. Day by day, try to be a little kinder.

Take care of yourself. Try to incorporate a workout into your daily routine if you haven't already. Go to the gym for 30 minutes. Now try 45 minutes. Now try a full hour. See how you feel.

Try to cut out all of that fast food. Make yourself a nice home cooked meal full of vitamins and antioxidants. Do it for yourself, and your body. We only get one body, so take care of the one you have.

No matter what, don't change yourself for anyone. While it's important to try to improve and be better than you were yesterday, don't allow your inner being to change. Stay true to yourself and make sure everything you do is to make you happy.

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