Do you have self awareness?

Do you have self awareness?

A lot of times the question “Who are you?” is followed up by a middle aged person with an existential crisis. For some reason knowing one’s self is associated with old age or perhaps a mental breakdown. For some of us, myself included, I have been asking this question since I was maybe 10 years old. What is life and what am I doing here? For some religion provides the answer and others sink deep into habits. These are all valid forms of finding meaning but they may not work for you. The reason I am asking this question is because knowing one’s self is at the hart of everything. Do you have self awareness? What makes you tick? What would you do regardless of how much you were paid?

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a video by garyvee on self awareness. In it he talks about how he has achieved success in his life because he knows who he is as a person and what he is good at. He then spends his time doing more of what he is good at and less of what he is bad at. Let that sink in because that is mostly what this is about.

If you want to discuss career, business, family or friendships it boils down to this. Are you focusing on what you are good at and getting help with the things you are not as good at? A lot of times the tendency we have is to spread ourselves thin and then crumble under the pressure we have made for ourselves. At times we have to step back from our lives and assess. How can I improve what I am doing and more importantly how can I stay true to who I am. We are all special but we have to uncover what our gifts are.

That is all I have for this post. Let me know something you know to be true about yourself.

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