Sunday was the day where we celebrated the life of a better person: one of my uncle’s. He would’ve been 72 that day if he didn’t lose his battle fighting heart issues in October 2018. During the funeral, I had the opportunity to talk to various family members some of which I have only seen once or twice in my life.
I had a lot of fun listening, talking, and being around them, but one conversation stood out the most. One of my relatives asked me what this blog and my writing business is all about.
But instead of giving a well thought out response, I stammered and struggled a bit to give a clear statement. Why? It wasn’t nerves. But I think it was because deep down I feel it’s missing something.
It’s missing a touch of clarity.
Now I’ve mentioned before that this blog is geared towards providing resources and tools to help people. From businesses to individuals, I’d like to help people with practical tips, resources and tools that’ll make people better.
But what exactly does a better person mean?
I think that the answer to this question will help not only in my branding but also give you an idea of what sort of things to look for in being a better person.
I don’t believe that we will have absolute clarity in our lives. Every person has problems and faults. The only difference is that some of those issues aren’t as formidable as others.
But that doesn’t mean that we should never seek clarity or work to have some level of it. In fact, to be a better person is to have some clarity and understanding in all manner of things. Clarity in the life that we have and everything that we do in it.
This is something that I’m still working on and I think it’s one of the biggest issues that I have. It’s why my Youtube channel has been dead for several months now. It’s why I feel that my writing could be better. So I think that adding clarity specifically to what this blog means to me and what content I wish to fill it with will help me grow as a writer and as an individual.
Don’t worry, I don’t think I’ll be changing my content model. However, this does help in the future to figure out what I should write about.
Clarity, in the end, does just that. It allows us to better understand what we should do and what we can do from this position. This makes us a better person because we follow what we believe is right and what will help.
One thing that I’ve come to embrace with myself is the fact that I will make great changes in my life when I set over the top goals. For many people, they’ll think it’s crazy or stupid, but in my head, they make sense to do. From the 6 week challenge I took to now this recent development of taking a superhero workout challenge.
Being bold for me is everything, but I only do this because it helps me to commit to something. After all, I’ve had a bit of a history of struggling with commitment and being productive.
But being able to commit to something does make you a better person. It shows you are more reliable. Not only that, but it also shows dedication and admiration for those that are close to you in your life. It makes forming quality relationships easier.
Going back to my uncle who passed away in October, he was a great man because he talked to people so much. He could talk to a stranger for a few minutes and act as if he knew them for years. I know from my own personal experiences I loved talking to him too. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I miss him.
But that commitment is important as it seeps into so many areas of our lives. Not just in our goals or relationships, but also with life, our careers, and business.
A Better Person Means Is Subjective
But I think the biggest takeaway from this is that being a better person boils down to what we believe is a better person. I know I could write more qualities about being a better person. I could talk about how we all need to exercise, eat healthily, read a book every month, and follow a variety of other self-improvement tips that have made people better.
But as the years have gone by, I’ve learned a few other key things. About working from the inside of ourselves. About looking at the quality of our relationships. Not to mention enjoying every aspect of our lives.
I think there are many important aspects that we need to focus on and develop. But as to what, it really comes down to your priorities and what you think you need the most. Whatever the case may be though, I’m dedicated to helping out people as best I can as I understand that this is my calling.
And I think that is what will make me a better person every day.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon