When you are self-aware, it means you know who you are. It means you know your strengths and your weaknesses. It means you know how to manage your emotions. When you are self-aware, you are in control your own life.
Self-awareness is self-knowledge. You know who you are becoming. You know what you need to do to get there. Self-awareness is not easy, but you can do it. If you don’t know who you are, you can’t take charge of your life. And if you can’t take change of your life, you can’t live your true life.
No matter what, stay true to yourself. Follow yourself. Learn from yourself and others. Listen to other people. Don’t deceive your life. Live your true life. Do your own thing. If you don’t like what you are doing, change it. Don’t live with it. Self-awareness means you are the owner of your life. You must own it. Do not delegate your life away. You are the boss. If you don’t like your own story, write another one. If you don’t like what is happening in your life, change it. You can change it. That is the power of self-awareness.
You cannot do everything. You need to delegate responsibility to other capable people working for and with you. Great leaders know how to use delegation of responsibility to get things done in their organizations. Delegating tasks to other people working for and with you gives you time to think, reflect, and plan.
When you delegate responsibility to others, you have given them the opportunity to grow, to think, to reflect, to stretch, to make decisions, to take risks, to explore, and to be a part of something bigger than them. But when you fail to delegate responsibility to others, you have widen the distance between you and your employees.
Whether you are a manager or not, delegate responsibility to others working or living with you. Don’t abandon them with the project, always check up on them to see how they are doing. Don’t assume they are doing well, go and see it yourself.
“When you delegate responsibility to others, you have given them the opportunity to grow, to think, to reflect, to stretch, to make decisions, to take risks, to explore, and to be a part of something bigger than them.”
Here are seven reasons why managers don’t like to delegate responsibility to others:
They think their people are not qualified to do the job
They can do it
They don’t want to look stupid in front of their boss
They want to protect themselves
They want to show their boss that they are ready for the next level
They are insecure
Their people can do it, but they don’t want to
Delegating responsibility to others allows you to focus on more important things in the organization or in your department.