Here are some practical tips to get started down the path to self-awareness:
- Pick one issue you want to work on. Define it as specifically and narrowly as possible.
- Keep your goal manageable. For example: "I will write one chapter of my book," "I'm going to work on 50 books." This sets you up for success instead of feeling disappointed because you took on too much at once.
- Monitor your progress and celebrate as you go along. When you accomplish one task, congratulate yourself and reflect on the great work you did.
- Keep taking small steps even when you don't feel like it. You will feel at times that nothing positive is happening. Keep pushing through those thoughts by continuing to take action.
An important part of self-awareness is to keep things manageable and work little by little. It's the small steps that eventually lead to big results.