What Is Self-Awareness?
If you’re serious about developing your personal growth, then self-awareness should be the first thing you work on.
The definition of self-awareness is:
Conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings.
People with high self-awareness can objectively evaluate themselves; and manage their thoughts, emotions and actions.
Here are three reasons why deeper self-awareness is essential to help you move forward progressively.
Why Self-Awareness Is Important In Your Journey.
#1 Better Self-Evaluation.
Self-awareness gives you the ability to evaluate your strength and weaknesses. Identifying your weaknesses will allow you to focus on developing the right skillset to encourage positive self-development.
#2 Better Self-Control.
Through self-awareness, you would better understand your emotions and be able to control your reactions in different situations. Being in control of your actions, thoughts, and behaviour can lead to self-improvement and success.
#3 Improve Productivity and Performance.
When you have the ability to evaluate yourself objectively, you can easily identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as your productivity and energy levels. With this understanding, you can manage yourself better and work around the shortcomings and roadblocks to increase productivity and perform better.
Aristotle once said:
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Thus, awareness of what’s happening within and around you should be the first skill to master to facilitate personal growth in your self-coaching journey.