How To Know Yourself Better?

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Andrea Piacquadio

You have got to be patient with yourself. It takes time to really discover your true self. You cannot know yourself better if you are not honest with yourself. Be honest with yourself. Do not hide behind anything. Do not wear any mask to cover your face. Reveal who you really are to yourself. Don’t do what other people are doing. Do what your heart is telling you to do. You must allow yourself to be yourself. You are still searching for your real self because you haven’t allow your true self to come out.

To know yourself better, you must allow yourself to be vulnerable. You must allow yourself to look foolish. Do your own thing. Follow your own passion. But before you follow your passion, you must find a way to test your passion. Because your passion has to be yours. If not, you are just wasting your time. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Our problem is to become acquainted with our own selves, letting our personalities loose upon the world for the sheer adventure of their full development and in the positive hope that they may in their own way lift the level of humanity.” If you don’t know who you really are, you can’t develop yourself. And if you cannot develop yourself, you cannot develop others.

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”- Socrates

You must do your own thing. It is easier to deceive yourself than to face your own reality. If you can’t face your own reality, if you can’t do your own thing, if you can’t follow your own dream (even if it is unpopular), you are just chasing other people’s dreams. You are just living other people’s lives. It is okay to learn from other people. But live your own life. Be comfortable with your failures. Be comfortable with your mistakes. Be ready to be vulnerable. There can be no progress without vulnerability. If you are not ready to try new things, you are not ready to leave your comfort zone. Whether you are ready to leave your comfort zone or not, know this: “Your true self is not in your comfort zone.” To know yourself better, you must embrace yourself. You must be comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror. And to know yourself, you must look within you. Are you ready?

4 Motivational Quotes That Will Help You To Take Charge Of Who You Really Are

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“Time is the most precious gift in our possession, for it is the most irrevocable. This is what makes it so disturbing to look back upon the time which we have lost.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Life is time. Time is life. We are not going to be here on this earth forever. While we are here, it is important to live our lives well. Time matters. If you cannot manage your time, you can’t manage your life. As the old saying goes, “How you live your day is how you live your life.” True. If you want to know how you spend your time, keep a daily journal to track your daily activities. I do it every day. To manage your time well, focus on what is really necessary. Focus on the things that can change your life. It is not enough to be busy. The question is: “What are you busy doing?

“You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility.”- Augustine of Hippo

If you want to do great things in your life, start with the little things. It is okay to focus on where you are going, but don’t ignore the little things. Because if you don’t do the little things well, you will find it difficult to achieve your dream. Small things count. Don’t ignore them. It takes humility to do the little things well. If you want to reach your destination, humility is the way. Humility opens doors. It opens the door to success. It brings other humble people into your life. It makes things easier for you. So, if you want to succeed, be a humble person.

“No man is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own personal initiatives.”- Napoleon Hill

Don’t delegate your life away. If you do, you will regret the result. Do your own thinking yourself. Do not let people talk you away from your dreams. It is not easy to think for yourself, but if you have the courage to do it, you will feel better about your life. Don’t let fear stop you from thinking for yourself. Sometimes we don’t take the lead because we scared of the unknown. If you don’t have the courage to think for yourself, your dreams will not survive. Don’t kill your own dreams. Instead, feed your dreams with positive thoughts. According to Jim Stovall, “Dreams are the essence of life… not as it is but as it can be.” Feed it.

“Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: such as we are, such are the times.”- Augustine of Hippo

You always get what you are expecting. If you are looking for hard times, they will come to you. You will find them. If you are looking for good times, they will come to you. You will find them. To live your life well, don’t focus on what is not working, focus on what is working. Don’t focus on darkness, if you want light.