Does it not happen all the time that we happen to underestimate ourselves? Don’t we just almost all the time give others the credit they deserve but not us? It is very important to know ourselves. We tend to neglect our own values, strengths each and every time we are judged. The true mantra for success is knowing yourself.
It’s necessary to know yourself. But how do you go about it, right? You must be aware of your strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Observe and be aware of your moods, reactions and responses to what is happening around you because then you will be able to react in the right manner. Then, become aware of how these moods and emotions affect your state of mind. Also examine how you interact with others and observe how your environment affects you.
Why is knowing yourself so important? Well, it is so because the knowing and understanding yourself part would help you to make much better decisions, it will improve your decision making habits, in setting and reaching appropriate goals and altogether living more productively and more. You can play many interesting personality tests and evaluations for self-discovery that can help you become more in tune to yourself.
You must question yourself on aspects like how well do you really know yourself? What unique gifts, talents and skills do you bring to this world? What specific issues represent your life challenges? How much of your life is controlled by your personality? Are you really inspired by your soul? What underlying motives run your life? What gives you meaning and purpose? These questions will lead you to a beautiful understanding of your own self. You must be confident about your answers wile answering these.
Interestingly there are many people who hardly know themselves. But how do you expect to grow in life and become better if you don’t? It’s perfectly ok to explore what the heart wants and to tune out the rest of the world long enough to build a relationship with your soul. In fact the moment you start interacting with yourself you will discover that you know so little about your own self. Knowing yourself will make you meet the world.
Knowing yourself is definitely beyond knowing your favourite colour or your ideal mate. It is about discovering yourself which will take you days, months or years. But once you do you will either love yourself or hate yourself, either ways it will be a cherishing experience.