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15 Benefits of Developing Self-Awareness

15 Benefits of Developing Self-Awareness


Here are fifteen benefits of developing self-awareness:

  1. You heal the hurts from your past.
  2. You're in touch with your emotions, are able to feel them, and can use them to move in a positive direction. You're also comfortable with other people's emotions.
  3. You understand your strengths and areas for improvement.
  4. You treat yourself and others with kindness, empathy, and compassion.
  5. You do things to make the world a better place.
  6. You focus on the deeper things in life rather than living superficially.
  7. You get to know the real you and live your life accordingly.
  8. You let go of the need for power and control and focus instead on being the best person you can be without dominating others or having to win.
  9. People like you at home and at work.
  10. You don't have the constant internal conflict of saying one thing and doing another.
  11. You're generally happy and balanced, even in difficult situations.
  12. You understand why you feel, think, and do things.
  13. You learn and grow each day.
  14. You become a nice person.
  15. You enjoy life.

When you develop self-awareness you have a wonderful opportunity to move beyond all the garbage that creates conflict, chaos, confusion, and misery in your life and focus instead on living a kind, joyful, deeply introspective and fulfilling existence. When you're fully self-aware, you no longer live day to day, reacting to everything, you get to be the real you and do what you really love in life.

Cheers,

Guy

15 Signs of Self-Awareness

15 Signs of Self-Awareness


Here are fifteen signs that a person has self-awareness:

  • Understand themselves better.
  • Behave proactively instead of reactively.
  • Connect more meaningfully with others.
  • Feel more at ease with themselves.
  • Have worked through past hurts.
  • Behave positively.
  • Pursue their dreams.
  • Enjoy positive relationships.
  • Treat others with kindness and compassion.
  • Have less conflict in their lives.
  • Understand where they end and others begin.
  • Have healthy boundaries.
  • Do things to help others.
  • Make the world a better place.
  • Live life based on their true selves.

You'll know you're around someone with self-awareness because they are following their dreams and do things in a way that bring joy to themselves and others. What would you add to this list?

Cheers,

Guy

Advantages of Self-Awareness

Advantages of Self-Awareness

I'm often asked what are the advantages of self-awareness. It's almost impossible to overestimate the impact self-awareness can have on someone's life, here are some of the advantages I've noticed through years of working with people and organizations over the years:

  • An ability to understand one's own thoughts, feelings, and actions and manage them positively.
  • Understanding why other people think, feel, and act the way they do.
  • Ability to empathize and practice compassion toward others.
  • Identifying your strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Living your life more authentically because you understand who you really are deep inside.
  • Thinking and behaving more positively because you've worked through your stuff.
  • Being more open to new information, experiences, and change.
  • Choosing positive friends and significant others.
  • Being a better leader at work because you're not working out your issues on others.
  • Feeling more balanced and together.
  • A sense of deeper understanding of yourself and your path in life.
  • A more meaningful and fulfilling life.

There's no mystery to self-awareness, it's simply a tool that helps you know so much about yourself that you literally become a happier, more effective human being which, in turn, positively affects you and the people around you. When you possess self-awareness you tap into a stream of consciousness and knowledge that helps you treat yourself and others better, as well as allowing you to make the world a better place. What would you add to this list?

Cheers,
Guy

11 Advantages of Possessing Self-Awareness

11 Advantages of Possessing Self-Awareness

There are many advantages to possessing self-awareness including:

  • A deeper knowledge of who you are.
  • A clearer understanding of why you think, feel and act the way you do.
  • The ability to build more meaningful relationships at work and in your personal life.
  • You can live life as the real you.
  • The ability to read other people and understand where they're coming from.
  • You can interact with others without getting your stuff all over them.
  • You realize that not everything is about you.
  • You create less conflict.
  • You spread positive vibes because you're happy with yourself.
  • You have the opportunity to work on your hurts and genuinely like yourself.
  • You have a big picture view of who you are and how you interact with the people around you and the events in your life.

When you're thinking about the advantages of self-awareness, it's important to realize that you get to decide how you think, feel and behave in life. If you understand yourself well, you'll be much more likely to let go of the stuff that doesn't work and live a life of joy and fulfillment. How will you start building self-awareness?

Cheers,

Guy

15 Benefits of Self-Awareness in Leadership

15 Benefits of Self-Awareness in Leadership

There are many benefits of self-awareness in leadership, including:

  • Healthier leaders who know how to manage their own emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
  • No power and control issues.
  • Ability to build positive relationships.
  • Strong team building skills.
  • No destructive ego.
  • Real confidence instead of bravado or cockiness.
  • Behaving with calmness, kindness, and empathy.
  • Ability to accurately assess one's own strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Ability to build a healthy work environment.
  • Ability to support and build up employees.
  • Less workplace conflict.
  • Greater collaboration.
  • Open to new ideas.
  • Constantly learning and growing.
  • Being a leader that people actually like instead of fear.

If you've ever worked for a self-aware leader, you know that they promote positive, dynamic, welcoming workplaces because they're healthy enough to get out of the way and let people succeed instead of working out their issues on everyone. If you're ready to increase the self-awareness in your workplace, pick any of the items listed above and train your leaders to become proficient in that skill, then move on to the next. The act of practicing these skills will build self-awareness over time.

Cheers,

Guy