The best answers I've found myself is starting with the decision to do better, identifying the areas of my life in which I need to work, prioritizing those areas that need improving so I don't overwhelm myself by trying to change too much at once, prayer to God to work in my life, reading the Bible regularly, patience with myself when I do fail, continually looking for what others have tried or thinking about what might be helpful to me in making changes, being willing to try anything that I don't think would be harmful to myself or others, and being unwilling to give up.
ONE WORD "EMPATHY"
admitting your faults, learning from them, and giving without any thought of return or praise.
education and travel
I honestly believe this question shouldn't be generalized, because we are all so different ! What may make me a better person may not be something you need to work on and vice versa. I think to even be a better person you have to go deeper then just words with a secular meaning, you have to get to that inner person because your inner most struggles are the things holding you from being your greatest person.
A very large bank account would probably be a good start.
10 ounces of peanut butter.