Do you know who you are? Do you know where you are going? Do you know what you want?
These questions might appear simple, but they are not always easy to answer. However, you should try to give yourself the time to ponder them properly. Building awareness of ourselves, our goals, and our progress are essential for all of us. So, how self-aware are you?
If you want to get somewhere, you need to know two things. First, where you are. Second, where you are headed. This will help you chart your progress and make a plan.
For example, if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you first need to know how far away you are from your goals. Do you have any habits that can help you? Are there habits that hinder you?
What habits do you need to get where you want to go?
For example, say you want to feel less angry. Maybe you recognize that your anger is hurting you and those around you. The first question to ask is where you want to get. What does your life without anger look like?
Two, you need to think about where you are. What have you tried? What things in life make you angry? What is going on right now? How far away from your goal are you?
Three, you need to chart a course from here to there. Simply wanting something is not enough.
What will you do to achieve it? Will you meditate? Will you go to counseling? Will you sleep more? Which habits will serve you best on this journey?
Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions.
Sometimes, we are content just drifting through life. We go where the current takes us. But that way won’t let us take control of our lives. We will not make meaningful changes.
We need to become aware of ourselves, our goals, and our current situation. Don’t let life pass you by.
“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”
Become active. Become engaged. Become aware. That will drive you forward towards your goals. Suddenly, anything will be possible. It’s just a matter of knowing yourself from within.