To become a better person you have to change some old habits, take some risks, and think towards the future. The very first step in becoming a better person is actively deciding Your steps to becoming a better person include the following.


Consider Your Impact


No matter what you say, whether it is positive or negative, the people around you will be impacted. For example, say you are at a restaurant and when your food comes out you realize it is the wrong order. To show your unhappiness you begin to yell at your server and demand to see the manager.


Not only are you affected by your own decision, but the server, the manager, and the other diners around you. The way you affect people will help define how they impact others. Rather than harshly reacting to a situation, respond to it after considering what kind of impact you will make.


Think Before You Speak


One of the easiest ways to hurt someone is through words. Before saying something, think of the ramifications of your words. Think about how you would feel if someone said something negative towards you. Most of the the wisest and considerate people of the world are viewed that way because they give themselves time to think rather than speaking impulsively.


Take Care Of Yourself


Not only should you be kind to others, but be kind to yourself. Sometimes life can get in the way, causing us to neglect ourselves. But taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do for your wellbeing. When you take care of yourself you demonstrate respect for yourself and in return, you can be a better caregiver, have a better mood, and not take life too seriously.  


Recognize Your Strengths and Weaknesses


One of the greatest steps you can take to become a better person is to recognize that you have weaknesses. To become a better person your goal is not to become perfect. Because who really is?


Focus on how you can strengthen your weaknesses over time and remember your weakness do not define you. As you reflect on your weaknesses, don’t forget to highlight your strengths. Your talents and natural abilities can positively impact others in more ways than you can imagine.  


Show Your Appericaitation


It can be so easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and take other people’s kindness for granted. There are many people in our lives that help make life more bearable and comfortable. Take some time out of your day to thank the people who make a difference in your life, whether that be with a note, a gift, or just by simply saying “thank you”.