Hello my friends! I had a great workout today. I went to the gym and lifted weights and ran 3 miles on the treadmill. During today’s run I was thinking about the importance of self awareness. Self awareness is having a clear understanding of who you are and how you relate to other people. Self awareness is important in all aspects of life including personal, family, professional, spiritual, and fitness. As I grow better (not older 😀) and wiser, I have become a firm believer that self awareness is a critical component to achieving success. I also believe you can’t be an effective leader without great self awareness.
Self awareness starts with understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. Leveraging your strengths and consciously improving on your weaknesses will yield great benefits. Along with understanding your strengths and weaknesses, it’s important to practice self reflection. Self reflection allows you to learn from your experiences. In addition, self reflection allows you to gain a better understanding of life and the people around you. The last component I would like to mention regarding the importance of self awareness is feedback. Seeking and being open to honest feedback is vital when it comes to self awareness. Feedback has played a significant role in my growth and development as a husband, father, and professional. I’ve benefited from receiving both positive and constructive feedback. Mastery of self leads to greater self awareness.
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Until next time my friends! Be more, Do more! Let’s Go!