6 More Ways To Know Yourself Better

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“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.”- Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

Self-knowledge is the key to your success. If you don’t have a solid foundation, you cannot build a meaningful life. You can do it. You can build your life the way you want it. But you cannot get there unless you know who you are, where you are, and where you are going.

To know yourself, you must believe in yourself. Your real life starts with finding who you really are. You can’t find it if you don’t believe in it.

You must know your purpose. A life without a single purpose is a meaningless life. Your purpose is the reason you wake up every day. Your purpose is in your mind. To find it, you must listen to your mind. Don’t run after what others are doing. Discover your own purpose by following your core values.

You must follow and practice your core values. If you don’t know what you stand for, you have a lot of work to do. Your values represent you. They are who you are. They are what you stand for. They drive you. They control your thoughts. They control your actions. They control your whole life. When you follow your core values, your true self will come out. When you know your core values, your true self will shine.

You must let go of who you think you are. To let good things flow into your life, you must let go of the things that are holding you back. Don’t force yourself to be who you are not. Just let go of what is not making you happy. Lao Tzu famously said, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”- Lao Tzu

You must value yourself. No one will value you if you don’t value yourself. No matter what, you are who you are. Don’t criticize yourself. Don’t waste your life. Make your life count. Make your time count. If you don’t value yourself, you won’t value your time. Value your time. Because your time is your life. If you waste your time, it is gone. According to M. Scott Peck, “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

You must take action to change yourself. It is not enough to just know yourself. You must do things to change your life. You must take action to change things in your life. Talk is cheap. Action is hard. Sometimes we know what to do, but we just don’t do it. Because we don’t want to fail. Nobody likes to fail. But if you are scared of failure, you are scared of growth. To get to where you want to be, start failing forward.

This Is What Life Requires From You

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Life is simple. Life is not difficult. We are making things difficult for ourselves.

If we can just listen to NATURE, we won’t be in any trouble, we won’t suffer, we won’t fight against ourselves. We are in trouble because we try to change the things that we cannot change. We are in trouble because we are trying to make other people live our lives. We want them to look like us, to behave the way we behave, to do what we asked them to do.

Life does not require us to be perfect. Life does not require us to love people conditionally. Life does not require us to spend a short time with our love ones. Life does not require us to choose a career that we don’t like. Life does not require us to hate ourselves and others. Life does not require us to make things difficult for ourselves. Life does not require us to make simple things hard for ourselves.

So, what does life require that we do? To answer this question, let me quote H. Jackson Brown, Jr. According to H. Jackson Brown, Jr., “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” He is right.

But the problem with that quote is that we now live in a very fast world. We want to be perfect. Our managers want us to be perfect. There is no room for us to make mistakes anymore. We are constantly under pressure- work pressure, family pressure, developmental pressure, social pressure, and psychological pressure.

So how can we live a peaceful life?

We can live a peaceful life if we want to. It is simple. It starts with the choices that you make. Life does not require you to be the best in your organization. Life requires that you do your best, be your best, live your best, and celebrate your best. That is it!

Don’t do the things that you don’t like. Let them fit your values. Because whatever you do that are against your values, you are not going to be comfortable doing it. And if you are not comfortable doing your work, why are you doing it?

Remember this: don’t try to be the best, but try to do your best work every day.

That is what life requires from you!