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You can grow and develop,
become a different and better person
lead a fun-filled, stress-free life
by promoting greater self-awareness
How well do you know yourself, and does it matter?
Self-awareness matters. This is because the decisions and actions you take are influenced by where you stand on the spectrum between self-delusion and self-awareness.
Self-awareness provides for congruency between how you see yourself and who you really are. And that means you will probably be more successful in your day-to-day living, loving, work and play.
Self-delusion, conversely, ensures your own view of the world bears little relation to reality. It will, therefore, result in poor decisions, stress and ultimately, failure.
Self-awareness creates integrity
When you know yourself, you can play to your values, your strengths and your weaknesses. In turn, this means you are more likely to live a life of integrity, to maximise your potential, to do no harm and to be a force for good. It means you know when to say ’No’ because it’s beyond your capabilities. You know when to say ‘Yes’ and make a positive difference. And you know when you need to seek advice or participate in further personal development to achieve a goal you consider yourself unable to reach without help.
That’s quite a tough call if you think about it. The self-examination (or self-reflection) needed to gain insights about yourself can be pretty tough, especially if you are in a state of shame about something.
Self-awareness as personal development
It’s worth looking at what they have to say because through self-awareness it is possible to grow and develop, to become a different and better person than you were. Life is smoother, more fun, less stressful than it was because self-awareness has been the catalyst for the change that was necessary.
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