Becoming the best version of yourself means that you’re going to move away from where you are, so you must be willing to shred your old self.
Here in Fashionably Male we feeling inspired about the full transformation of this 21 year old fitness athlete, Croatian based, in how to Become the Best Version of Yourself – Just like Vedran Glavina Shot by Mladen.
Acknowledge your fear. Then, tame it like a master.
Most people are unable to even take action because of fear. Don’t let it limit you. Admit that you’re fearful, but proceed anyway.
Just like fitness model Vedran, aka Natural Monster on instagram:
“When I think about my first day in the gym it always brings a smile on my face 😄 I was 125 lbs with no support nor knowledge about working out, had no clue what I’ll do with my life. Then after awhile one path opened and I started to run towards my goals. Still running, still struggling, still striving.”
Vigorous self-education. Read. Get Mentors. Observe. Experiment.
The best people never stop learning. If you want to be the best version of yourself, do what they do.
Just like photographer and globetrotter Mladen, learning from many cultures and countries he has visited.
Prioritize output over input. Don’t get trapped in eternal study!
You can never consume all information, strategies and tactics available. Gathering input is necessary, but it means nothing without output.
Think long term — like 10 years down the road.
It’s always easier to enjoy watching TV compared to hitting the gym. Most people cling to instant gratification, because it feels good in the short run.
Vedran comments on IG: “To my natural transformation which occured almost 7 years ago when I decided to workout and make the most of my body.”
And he’s feeling inspired by this quote from Winston Churchill: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
Be 1% better everyday. After a year, you’ll be 3700% better.
Do the math. It’s 3778.34%, to be more accurate. People aim for unrealistic growth over the short term, especially when they’re super motivated.
Amplify your strengths. You can be anything, but you can’t be everything.
If you have strengths, amplify them. For example, I have decent English writing and communication skills, and I use these strengths to teach English classes.
Form your success cabinet and shoot for the stars.
You’re the average of five people you spend the most time with, because that’s who you subconsciously set benchmark against.
Give what you have. What are you rich at? Figure that out.
You may think that you have nothing to give, but, in fact, you do. Everyone is rich in some way.
Vedran comments on IG: “Some paths you will have to walk alone, sometimes there will be nobody around, somebody will crush you to your knees. What is your next move?”
Solve real problems and adjust along the way.
Solving imaginary problems can be helpful, but it’s often fear and procrastination in disguise.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
Keep a journal. Help your brain to keep up with its thoughts.
A human has 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. Let’s assume 99% of the thoughts are crappy, we still have 500 to 700 (1%) valuable thoughts per day.
Build momentum smartly. Think big, start small.
People tend to overestimate what they can do in a day, but underestimate what they can do it a year.
And this is so good statement: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, and success achieved.”
Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your self-worth and is often the number-one way to replenish your resilience reserves.
Last but not least, be macro-patient, micro-aggressive.
Live your everyday to the fullest by doing what’s necessary. Learn to differentiate what’s within and beyond your circle of control.
Thanks to Vedran for being our inspiration and motivation and also thanks to Mladen for sharing.
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