What is Self Awareness

We always hear about how important self awareness is. But just what is self awareness?

Becoming self-aware is a journey. This is a process. It’s not something you can do overnight nor is it accomplished in a day. Self-awareness is literally the foundation of growth and success. One must learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to explain what self-awareness is to me and how it can help you be successful.

Watch your habits, they become your character.
— Lao Tzu

First, you must understand your strengths.

What are you good at? What do you do that comes easy to you? It is of extreme importance that you know these things. Delegating is a great reason why.

If you want to be a leader it is important that you know what you’re good at because you can then ask your team to complete the tasks in which you aren’t as gifted. For example, if you’re great with social media but not creation, it would be smart to handle the areas of marketing and allow someone else to handle development.

Consequently, you have to have a deep understanding of your weaknesses. What aren’t you good at? What are the things that are difficult for you to complete? Weaknesses matter for a few reasons.

Mainly, you keep yourself from wasting time. If you aren’t good at art design, you can steer clear of that area completely.

Understanding Your Weakness is a Strength

This key is also important: you limit frustration. Nothing is worse than attempting to work with someone in an area that has no idea what they’re doing, but they want to control the aspects of the project. It’s okay to be weak in some areas. It’s literally impossible to be good at everything.

Self-awareness can also be explained as slowing yourself down to speed yourself up. We must truly exam ourselves before we can lead others in any area.

One of the biggest aspects of self-awareness is often overlooked. Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.

The best thing leaders can do to improve their effectiveness is to become aware of what motivates them and their decision-making.
— Anthony K. Tjam

Think About This:

We all have people in our lives that can calm us down or make us feel better. These people have the ability to affect our emotions in a positive way. Now a self-aware person has the ability to do this with multiple of people as well as individuals.

Self-awareness is very important in regards to being successful. Learn to understand who you are that way you can help others find their way.