Those of us who are trying to become better people often struggle with parts of ourselves we do not really like. We may struggle with our negativity, our anger, and our depression. We may strive to be better human beings but we get depressed when we fall short. We may even feel like we are failures whenever we are less than perfect.
Personal Development is a Lifelong Goal
Self-Acceptance Is Difficult When We Fail
One of the problems that many of us struggle with is how to accept ourselves when we make mistakes. Self-acceptance is easy when we do good things and have a track record of being successful. Self-acceptance is much more difficult when we have hurt somebody or failed to meet our own standards for how we should behave.
We Never Stop Changing
At such a time, it is important to realize that we are all very complicated beings. We are all a mixture of good qualities and others which are bad. It is very hard to accept that we have made a mistake and that we have failed yet this acceptance is essential if we are ever going to move on with our lives. All of us are continuously evolving and changing during the entire time we are alive on this planet.
Be Committed to Being the Best You Can Be
Even though we often try to be the best we can be, we are not always clear about what that means. We may focus on trying to be successful in financial terms and in our careers. We do not always keep in mind that it is important to be successful in other areas as well. These other areas include our relationships with each other and our spiritual lives. We can work on being more creative as well as being kinder human beings even during those times when we seem to be falling behind in some other aspects of our lives.
We Learn the Most During the Tough Times
As we expand in our personal growth and development we will see that some of the most difficult and challenging periods of our lives later turn out to be the most important part of our future successes. The lessons that we learn during our times of adversity can make us either stronger internally or weaker.
We can give up on ourselves and on our lives with a sense of hopelessness or resentment or we can strive to become more open, loving, and understanding of ourselves and others.