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.
“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.