The Self-Awareness Guy

Importance of Self-Awareness

Selective Self-Awareness

Selective Self-Awareness

The path to self-awareness is populated by many individuals who claim to know and understand themselves but do things like:

  • Treat people poorly.
  • Work out their personal issues on others.
  • Don't understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do.
  • Are mesmerized or infatuated by the concept of self-awareness but reluctant to take a deeper look at themselves.
  • Are stuck thinking and behaving the way they always have.
  • Live life unconsciously.
  • Are healthy in one part of their lives but profoundly damaged in others.
  • The various parts of their personality don't interact well.
  • The have unhealed hurts and unresolved issues but conveniently ignore them.

When you possess genuine self-awareness you understand yourself on a deeper level and live a life of balance and compassion because you know your strengths and areas for improvement and are constantly working on being the most balanced and healthy you possible. You're whole overall, not just in bits and pieces. What will you do to move past selective self-awareness?

Cheers,

Guy



Stop Choosing the Safe Path in Life

Stop Choosing the Safe Path in Life

There are people who spend their entire lives choosing the safe path, which means that they do what they've always done, how they've always done it. They value feeling safe and secure over all else, including self-awareness, no matter what the consequences. In the process, they lose their true selves and live middle-of-the-road, ordinary, as-uneventful-as-possible existences.

I've always wondered why people live like this, and the answer that often arises is fear. When people are scared of stepping outside their comfort zones or of being their real selves, they tend to do everything they can to remain in their cocoon. They never fly because they're too busy worrying about everything that might possibly go wrong or be slightly different.

One of the reasons I love coaching and training people who value self-awareness is that they live more courageously; striving to understand who they are and where they want to go. It's not that they live dangerously, just that they're willing to test their own thought processes and face their fears.

What will you do to avoid choosing the safe path in life?

Cheers,

Guy



Self-Awareness Reduces Anger

Self-Awareness Reduces Anger

One of the biggest benefits of building self-awareness is that it reduces anger. If you wake up each day and don't pursue your dreams, go to a job you hate, hang out with people who don't value the real you, stuff your feelings, or pretend you're fulfilled, you're very likely to be upset. Living this way leads to anger because you're just not happy. Here are some ideas on how you can use self-awareness to improve the situation:

  • Agree with yourself to move in a new direction.
  • Get to know who you are deep inside.
  • Understand your strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Choose one thing to work on.
  • Take action each day to create movement in your life.
  • Praise yourself each time you notice a positive change.
  • Repeat the process.

People feel unsettled and upset when they're not living authentically or doing things they find meaningful. What will you do to be less angry?

Cheers,

Guy



Why Is Self-Awareness Important?

Why Is Self-Awareness Important?

Why is self-awareness important? Here are some lovely reasons:

  • You get to live life as yourself.
  • You can pursue your dreams.
  • You honor yourself every day.
  • You look within for answers.
  • You live a more fulfilling life.
  • You are in touch with your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
  • You understand why you do stuff.
  • You enjoy positive relationships.
  • You're able to move in a positive direction.
  • You live consciously instead of reacting to everything that comes your way.
  • You understand your strengths and areas for improvement.
  • You're constantly growing.
  • You treat yourself and others well.
  • You genuinely like yourself.

Self-awareness is of vital importance because it's like the difference between being able to breathe or not. When you possess self-awareness you can enjoy who you are and live a deeply rewarding life. What would you add to this list?

Cheers,

Guy

The Path to Self-Awareness

The Path to Self-Awareness

The path to self-awareness reveals itself to you as you're ready for it. Here are some examples of how you can tell that you're on your way:

  • You look at yourself without criticism or judgment.
  • You realize that there are things about you that can be improved.
  • You understand that life is a journey rather than a finite goal.
  • You have the courage to examine and continue healing your hurts.
  • You keep growing and learning throughout your life.
  • You see results in your life based on your thoughtful, kind, compassionate thinking and behavior.
  • You actively work on making your dreams a reality.
  • You live life as the real you.

If you do things like these, you know how great it feels to live authentically and share your gifts with yourself and the world; if you don't, you have a wonderful opportunity to visit many interesting places.

Cheers,

Guy