You can’t behave yourself into being a better person. Behaviors fail, intentions fall short, and changing the external will not change the internal solely by itself. Instead, we must change our insides for our outside to change.
Create the life you want to live and the person you want to be by molding your heart. Choose compassion, grace, peace, kindness and hope and let your heart abound with those towards others, and towards yourself. We become what is within our hearts, so think yourself into the person you wish you always were. Resist the temptation to be critical, turn your back on intolerance, and be a stranger to impatience. Once you know where your heart is and you choose how you will fill it, wear it on your sleeve and become the person on the outside that you are on the inside.