The Self-Awareness Guy

Define Self-Awareness

My clients often ask me to define self-awareness clearly so they can begin working on it. Here are some of the key elements of self-awareness:

  • Understanding of how your thoughts affect you and others.
  • Realizing how your emotions affect you and the people around you.
  • Recognizing how your behaviors affect you and other people.
  • An ability to evaluate what you do well and what needs some strengthening.
  • Living consciously instead of unconsciously.
  • Knowing who you really are deep inside.
  • Following your true path in life.

There's no mystery to self-awareness, it just means that you understand where your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors come from and that you're able to move them all in a positive direction. What would you add to this list?