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How Self-Aware Are You Right Now?

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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.

Understanding Is A Two-Way Street. Here Is Why

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Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “Understanding is a two-way street.” What does this quote mean to you? To me, it means understanding is knowing, not judging. If you want to know people, don’t judge them, know them. If you want to know yourself better, don’t judge yourself, know yourself.

You find it difficult to even know who you are because you never stop judging yourself. If you want to help yourself, your life, your family, stop judging yourself and start celebrating who you are. You can judge yourself all you want. But one thing will not change: “Who you are.”

Stay away from judging people. Stay away from judging yourself. Because judgement prevents you from knowing people. It doesn’t tell you the whole story about them. Before you judge people, try to understand them. Try to understand where they have been, where they are, why they do what they do, and where they are going. People have different stories. Our stories are not the same. If you want to hear people’s stories, listen to them.

Understanding brings peace and harmony.”

You cannot do that without understanding yourself. The real understanding starts with you. It starts at home. Greatness begins at home. Understanding brings people together. And judgement separates people. If you want to know people, understand them. Do not judge them. Mother Teresa said, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” If you want to love people, understand them. If you want to love yourself, understand yourself. You cannot love yourself if you don’t understand who you really are. Love connects. Judgement separates. Love heals. Judgement kills. If you want to grow your life, it starts with understanding what you want out of life. It starts with understanding your values. It starts with understanding your emotions. And it starts with understanding your life.

If you want to know others, understand yourself. You can do it. But it will take time.