A major element of self-awareness is understanding what motivates you and actually doing things to create positive movement in your life. I've coached and trained a lot of people over the years and I've noticed that there is often a disconnect between what they say they want to do and what they actually do. People mean well but very often they don't know how to follow through to reach their goals. The missing ingredient is taking action.
In order to do anything in life it's important to actually do stuff. If all you do is think about things, you'll live a great imaginary life but not get a lot done in the physical world. Achievements don't just appear out of thin air, they require deliberate and conscious effort. You have to actually move from thinking about things in your head to doing things in the outside world.
People who value self-awareness tend to understand the process of working hard each day to get to know themselves better and continue moving in the direction of their dreams. What are your thoughts on taking action?