Saturday, 24 December 2011

Self Awareness

What is self awareness?  It is having a clear perception of your personality, including your strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment. It helps you judge the world and yourself through the same pair of eyes.

As you develop self awareness you are able to make changes in the thoughts and interpretations you make in your mind. Changing the interpretations in your mind allows you to change your emotions. Self awareness is one of the attributes of Emotional Intelligence and an important factor in achieving success. This is why you need self awareness in your life. It is the first step in creating what you want and mastering it. Where you focus your attention, your emotions, reactions, personality and behavior determine where you go in life. Thus, self awareness shows you direction in life.
Having self awareness allows you to see where your thoughts and emotions are taking you. It also allows you to see the controls of your emotions, behavior and personality so you can make changes you want. Until you are aware of the things that controls your thoughts, emotions, words, and behavior, you will have difficulty making changes in the direction of your life. Self awareness helps you get versed with these things.

Relationships are easy unless there is emotional turmoil. This is the same whether you are at work or in your personal life. When you can change the interpretation in your mind of what you think you can change your emotions and shift the emotional quality of your relationships. Having a clear understanding of your thought and behavior patterns helps you understand other people. This ability to empathize facilitates better personal and professional relationships. You must develop Self Awareness that is developed through practices in focusing your attention on the details of your personality and behavior.

Making changes in your behavior is much easier to do when you catch them early in the dynamic, before the momentum of thought and emotion has gathered steam. The changes in your mind and behavior become simple when you develop your own means of self awareness. It makes you versed with the public and the reality of life. You can never afford to go wrong if you are fully aware of yourself. 

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