The Self-Awareness Guy
Tips for Building Self-Awareness

Tips for Building Self-Awareness


Here are some tips for building self-awareness:

  • Be willing to take an honest look at yourself.
  • Celebrate your strengths.
  • Be ready to let go of old thoughts and behaviors.
  • Look at the issues in your life you want to resolve.
  • Select an issue you want to work on.
  • Brainstorm some ideas of how to deal with the issue.
  • Pick one idea to start working on.
  • Evaluate your progress.
  • Repeat the process.

Increasing your self-awareness is an ongoing, lifelong process. It's not a quick fix because it takes time to get to know the real you and learn new strategies to live authentically. What will you do to start building self-awareness?

Cheers,

Guy



Self-Awareness Is about You

Self-Awareness Is about You


It's hard to experience self-awareness if you decide you don't want to work on it. You have a lot of power to decide what you're willing to do. You can move forward confidently or you can put up obstacles. The only person who chooses whether you grow and succeed is you.

Take some time to think of the areas in your life you'd like to improve and what would make you feel happy and balanced. Then it's up to you to determine where you want to start and what you're willing to do. The key in self-awareness is to live authentically and take action on the things that will help you live a genuine life.

Cheers,

Guy

 

Self-Awareness Quotes

Self-Awareness Quotes

Here are a few quotes about self-awareness from some wise people:

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
Benjamin Franklin

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love not what you are, but what you may become.
Cervantes

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Aldous Huxley

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
Beryl Markham

In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships.
John Gottman

You're cordially invited to browse this site to learn more about self-awareness.

Cheers,

Guy

What Self-Awareness Isn’t

What Self-Awareness Isn’t

A lot of people think self-awareness happens simply by saying you have it. This leads to people insisting that they understand themselves well while leaving a trail of destruction wherever they go. Here are some examples of what self-awareness isn't:

  • Saying you do one thing and then doing another.
  • Having various parts of your life in conflict.
  • Saying you care about people but treating certain ones poorly.
  • Insisting you're happy and balanced when you have a lot of unfinished inner business to deal with.
  • You say you love yourself but you do things that hurt you.
  • Thinking and behaving in ways that hurt others.
  • Saying that other people don't have self-awareness and then doing things that demonstrate you don't.

Getting to know yourself well is an ongoing process where you comprehend why you think and do certain things and continuously move your life in a positive direction. You become so comfortable with yourself that you treat others with great care and compassion because you're deeply happy inside. What will you do to keep building self-awareness?

Cheers,

Guy

Fear of Rejection

Fear of Rejection

An important element of self-awareness is to understand how your fears influence your path in life. Fear of rejection can keep you from doing many meaningful things like:

  • Being yourself.
  • Speaking your mind.
  • Making friends.
  • Dating.
  • Writing poetry.
  • Being creative.
  • Following your own path.

The key to living happily is to realize that there will always be people who don't get what you do or who you are, but that it doesn't matter. You're valuable as you are and you bring amazing gifts and talents to the table. So what if you get rejected? You're still your wonderful self. What do you think about the fear of rejection?

Cheers,
Guy