The Self-Awareness Guy

finding your path

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



Self-Awareness Means You Value Ongoing Progress

Self-Awareness Means You Value Ongoing Progress


Ongoing progress means that we strive to develop self-awareness and expand our knowledge and understanding of ourselves, others, and the world around us. We consciously work on growing and are open to new experiences and insights. It's the opposite of saying we're fully cooked or that we can't be taught new tricks.

It's been my experience that people are capable of doing anything they decide to do as long as they keep an open mind. If someone wants to follow a certain path or reach a given goal, all it takes is deliberate action over time to make it happen. The tragedy is that, even though people have the ability to follow their dreams, they often settle for a version of themselves that stopped evolving in high school.

Although it's more difficult, the key to being truly happy in life is to continue developing as a person and becoming more self-aware. It's the difference between staying stuck doing the same thing over and over, and constantly exploring new and exciting horizons. What do you do to keep progressing?

Cheers,

Guy

Finding Meaning in Life

Finding Meaning in Life

Countless earnest people put a lot of time and effort into finding meaning in life but don't actually experience it because they look to outside sources rather than looking inside themselves. A major element of self-awareness is developing the ability to understand yourself so well that the meaning of life becomes clear to you because you're living from the core of your being.

When you're looking for meaning, it's important to examine the inner workings of your mind and heart, where the answers reside. Take the time to find out who you genuinely are and what you really want to do in life and you'll become more fulfilled from the inside out. For example: I found great significance when I finally decided to be a poet because I knew it reflected the authentic me. Now I live each day full of joy and purpose.

You can spend a lifetime looking outside yourself for happiness but it won't be as satisfying as simply following your true path. As you increase your self-awareness, you'll find that the answers you've been looking for will reveal themselves. How do find meaning in life?

Cheers,
Guy

How to Attract Great Relationships

How to Attract Great Relationships

People often ask me why they keep dating the wrong people. The answer that they most often come up with after some self-exploration is that they are looking for people based on mistaken assumptions.

Most of us look for people that create a spark, that excite us into wanting to get to know them better. This method creates an initial euphoria that blinds us to understanding clearly what we want from relationships. We become so intoxicated with romance that we are unable to make rational decisions.

What I try to help people with is building self-awareness. When we understand who we are and what we love and need we tend to make better choices regarding relationships. If we don't know ourselves very well or don't like ourselves we tend to attract people that reinforce that. When we understand ourselves better and are healthier we tend to attract more positive people.

There really is no magic to this process. What's been shown to work time after time is that people who are healthy attract other healthy people. All it takes is some work first on getting ourselves as healthy mentally and physically as possible. Then we attract people who admire us for the wonderful, healthy people we are.

Cheers,

Guy

On Perseverance

On Perseverance

Perseverance is one of the most important traits a person can possess. To me it means having the self-awareness necessary to move forward and trust my inner voice no matter what happens. Very often, talented people will stifle their work or choose a "safer" career path because of what they heard from well-meaning people as they were growing up. I've found it helpful to keep going in spite of the inside and outside detractions and just do my thing.

It doesn't take superhuman effort to keep going, simply do one small thing each day that helps you continue your journey. Keep building your self-awareness so you can continue clarifying what you really want to do in life. Repeated modest actions will eventually add up to a great body of work and deep fulfillment. What insights do you have on perseverance?

Cheers,
Guy