We need to talk about self-awareness.
There are a lot of entrepreneurs, artists, athletes currently trying to become the best within their field. But for one reason or another, they simply aren’t good enough. They are striving for the top spot & end up failing.
That is the status quo of life.
Self-awareness is great. It allows you to recognize your strengths & weaknesses so that you’re able to become a much better human being.
What works for me will not work for absolutely everybody in the world. I want to make that clear.
However, asking myself these questions allowed me to develop a much stronger sense of self-awareness within life:
Why I am I doing this?
So many people struggle with motivation because they haven’t clearly defined their goals on a mental & emotional level. If you are able to identify what targets you want to achieve, it becomes much easier to create a plan of how to achieve them whilst staying motivated.
What are my strengths & weaknesses?
What are you able to execute on extremely well? What do you tend to struggle with? Try and get your friends & family to give constructive criticism so you have more than one opinion. This will allow you to gain a good idea as to what should be improved, and what you are already great at.
What emotions do I feel when I perform different actions?
Do you get bored when you are in a particular location? Are you happy when you’re with certain people? Try and reverse engineer these situations so you can understand your own psychology. By doing this, it will give you a greater understanding as to how you can go about motivating yourself when times are tough.
What do I need to be held accountable for?
I needed somebody to hold myself accountable to when it came to my health. I simply was not able to control my own diet. I was eating a lot of junk food. So every single day, me and a friend discuss our eating habits in the hope that it will slowly improve my eating habits. And sure enough, it is! By having an external force hold me accountable, I feel more pressured to eat in a healthier way.
How do I respond to success and failure?
I previously used to hate failure. When something didn’t go my way, I watched Netflix for days on end. I often ended up feeling depressed. When I was doing things that I considered to be successful, I was extremely happy & energized for every single day. In order to overcome the bad habits within failure, I reframed it as success. They declined me? At least I got an answer. Bank account low? It’s an opportunity to increase cash flow. You get the idea. I became ridiculously optimistic.
What does my body language say about my current feelings?
I used to feel pretty shy and reserved. My body language showed it. I hardly made eye contact with people, and ended up being quite introverted. But once I felt more confident in my ability to achieve success, everything changed. I felt at ease when communicating with anybody in the world, and had a lot of energy during conversations. Understanding your own body language is absolutely key to feeling happy within life.
What is my personality type?
I’m ENTP. After doing some research, I found out that it’s probable for me to be great at researching & brainstorming ideas in order to find the best solution. The weaknesses tend to be a difficulty in focusing as well as a slight amount of argumentative tendencies. Based on this, it becomes a lot easier to understand how to go about executing on different ideas in a way that will suit my personality.
How do I want to be remembered?
This one is very personal to each individual. But right now, I want to have a profoundly strong impact on everybody I meet. I love making connections. And so being able to impact people’s lives is something that I feel would be great.
Self-awareness is the ability to recognize who you are.
Self-awareness is being able to identify your strengths, and to fix your weaknesses so they do not hold you back from achieving greatness.
It is developing an understanding of your own self so that you’re able to accomplish whatever you set out to do.
The moment you decide to understand who you truly are, and to accept it, your life will change.
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