When I was young, I had a few attitudes on my temper that I need it to fix if I wish to live successfully when I became an adult. I was too immature to understand the meaning of my parent’s words when they asked me several times to make a change. I remember when I was old enough to have an extracurricular activity, my parents have taken me to volleyball lessons. They said that the importance of respecting those authorities around us would help us take big steps to our future. We know that being in a team has always a leader whom we might follow and listen constantly. This coach would be the one giving us guidance, teaching us games strategies, and helping us developed the best player they ever had. All of it will be the compensation of all that hard work you have done including being teachable.
Becoming your best self might take a little more than you expected. If we are talking about attitudes, -𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑚𝑦 𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒-. Understand that you have been that way a long time ago, it is a pattern or a habit that it takes time to break. Rushing yourself to be perfect it would only get things worst and it will probably make you feel anxious and bad about yourself if you fail in the journey. That is why I mention my case before. Because you need to picture the idea of learning how to control those emotions the same as I needed to learn how to play volleyball listening to my new coach. I was not ready to do it by myself, It was something new to me, but that fact pushed me to learn step by step patiently. The same goes for your 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, it will lead your life, it will help you with guidance so you can move through the end of the road and earn your prize.
Writing your manifesto is a personal declaration of what you want in your life and a bucket list of your priorities. It was an intended practice that helps me backs in those days when I decided to make changes in my life. Including what I wanted to reach, those words were the key to my achievement. A manifesto has its own way to work. You will need to create a plan for yourself with an empowering list that it would be supposed to keep you on track, focus on your goals.
𝚆𝚁𝙸𝚃𝙴 𝙳𝙾𝚆𝙽 𝚈𝙾𝚄𝚁 𝙱𝙴𝚂𝚃 𝚀𝚄𝙰𝙻𝙸𝚃𝙸𝙴𝚂
This step would help you create a safe aspect of what you are about to accomplish. Remember what you are good at. Which things make you feel passionate. Do you love what you do? Life is so much easier when it involves love. I’m a mother and as much as I loved my children I love others thing that does not involve them and that is okay. I must follow those things that I’m passionate about to create a healthy relationship with myself.
𝙳𝙴𝚃𝙴𝚁𝙼𝙸𝙽𝙳 𝚆𝙷𝙸𝙲𝙷 𝙵𝙰𝙲𝙴𝚃𝚂 𝚈𝙾𝚄 𝙸𝙽𝚃𝙴𝙽𝙳 𝚃𝙾 𝚁𝙴𝚂𝚃𝙾𝚁𝙴
Including some aspects of your temper, your workspace, studies, even relationships. You need to clarify your feelings in order to rectify your path. If I hadn’t chosen to learn and understand my coach’s authority I would never become who I am this day. I worked hard to overcome any vulnerability even when I failed in the way, I keep trying to eventually reach my best self.
𝚁𝙴𝚆𝚁𝙸𝚃𝙴 𝚃𝙷𝙰𝚃 𝙻𝙸𝚂𝚃 𝙸𝙽 𝚂𝙷𝙾𝚁𝚃 𝚂𝙴𝙽𝚃𝙴𝙽𝙲𝙴𝚂
Now that you had identified who you are and what you will chase. Rewrite those things in shorts but affirmative and empowering sentences. For example;
𝐼𝑚 𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟. 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑢𝑒 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟.
𝐼 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑘𝑖𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑎𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒. 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑓𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑎𝑠 𝐼 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑.
𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑙𝑎𝑤𝑦𝑒𝑟. 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑒.
𝙸𝙼𝙿𝙻𝙴𝙼𝙴𝙽𝚃 𝙳𝙰𝙸𝙻𝚈 𝙼𝙴𝚃𝙷𝙾𝙳𝚂
Back in those days when I have decided to change a few things about me, I was in such a hurry to do it. I remember putting notes about my manifesto everywhere in my house to help me memorized those priorities. On my present – 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑦𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑑- I design then and used it as phone wallpaper. I strongly believe that memorization is the way to let things into your 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑠 (mind) which allows us as humans to adapt to any type of learning process. Read your declaration constantly. Take advantage of the powerful tool we had in our hands -ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑎𝑐𝑡- and incorporate them day by day.
This declaration might become the new GPS of your life. Sometimes we know the place we should be heading but not the direction on how we are supposed to get there. That is why it is so important to create a safe navigation center. In this new artifact -your manifesto- you will set up a new direction every month or year. It will help you drive into your new goal until you are ready to keep moving to your next achievement.
𝚆𝚁𝙸𝚃𝙴 𝙰𝙱𝙾𝚄𝚃 𝚈𝙾𝚄𝚁 𝚆𝙸𝙽𝚂
Let’s not get to focuses on what we have not done yet. As I mention before, -𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒-. I can assure you I’m not perfect, I had a lot to keep learning, for sure, but I can look over my old self and recognize that my adventure has never been in vain. I have been able to identify my wins and the compensation is extremely pleasant. Write down your triumphs. Don’t forget to highlight the real purpose of this project, fulfill that entire list and finally be in peace with yourself. Journalism has its own way to gain our trust. After you finish the writing, read your wins out load, and celebrate what you had achieved.