Monday, March 10, 2008

How To Become A Better Person

I bet each one of us told ourselves that next year, we'll change for the better. No more doing this or that. That's what we wanted to happen but didn't. Here are some tips on how to improve and be a better person.

First things first, never let your emotions get into you. Don't let it take over your decisions especially when you're angry. I'll give you an example. You fought with your significant other. You're so angry with him/her that you did something to her or you made a quick decision that later on you regret. Most of us do this don't we? We do something whatever comes out first in our mind. The problem here is self-control. In everything we do, always think first. Whatever mood you're having, the best thing to do is think. "Will this decision do any good in the future or will I regret this?

Second thing we need to do is observe and learn. We make mistakes and thats given. But do we commit the same mistakes all over again? When committing mistakes, we should not just let it pass and not knowing why it happened or where did it go wrong. We must learn from "our" mistakes. But not only to "our" mistakes but to others too. Observe your friends, relatives or even someone you don't know. They also commit mistakes. And what's good about that is that it didn't happen to you yet. So by observing, you learn how to avoid what others didn't.

Third is doing the things that are not good to us, or not good to others but we still do it. A good example is drinking too much. Almost everyday or every night. Why do we drink? Because we love it. It makes us feel good. It gives us that feeling that we don't normally get. But we know it's not good for our health but we still do it. Until the time comes when our body can't take it anymore and that's the only time we stop. There are things that gives pleasure but it's not doing any good to us or to others. Sometimes it's better to avoid pleasure and not hurt anyone rather than satisfying ourselves but regret later.

These are just some few things that can make us a better person. If ever you have other ideas, feel free to leave a comment. I'll be glad to accept it.