Without self-awareness, it’s impossible to see our own blind spots. To see what failures and shortcomings we exhibit. The areas in our lives that we’re unwarily running around in circles in, trying to make rationalizations as to why things aren’t working for us.
I’ve learned that at times- we can either be our own best friends or the thieves of our own well-being.
In some cases, we ourselves are the ones that truly sabotage ourselves. We have defence mechanisms hard-wired into us that opt to keep us safe. To keep us from the uncertainty that change brings upon us. All due to the discomfort it elicits.
When we take action in new ways, we discount our previous self-image. Everything that formulates the perspective we have of ourselves. Which is why self-awareness is so powerful.
It’s the foundational building block between what’s real and what isn’t. The uncanny truth behind our deepest motivations, desires and feelings. And in order to gain touch into this intuitive, yet, deeply profound mindset…
We need to create“space”for ourselves.
“Space”, through meditation, taking time for ourselves, talking to someone or even using the Reset Zone App.
Self-awareness can be defined as the conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives and desires.
The process of it can be painful. But a lot of the times what derives the most discomfort, creates the greatest opportunity for growth.
Using the Reset Zone App, we can consciously train ourselves to become more aware of how we’re feeling. Become more in touch with our emotions such as fear, anxiety, stress and anger, so in turn…
We can face it head on and learn how to overcome them.
Self-awareness is an essential part of what it means to reach a new level of fulfilment. It’s about taking responsibility for yourself, your actions, what you do and how you do it.
Escaping the pattern of negative thinking, whether it’s using the Reset Zone App and our amazing RZ Experts. Or, just going for a simple walk outside that can build an amazing personal connection with ourselves.
Tennessee Williams, an American playwright once said, “There comes a time when you realize that what you see, is all you’ll ever be.”
If we spend too much time scrutinizing what’s in the rear-view mirror… We’re certain to crash without ever reaching our full potential.
But today… All we need to do is reflect. Reflect on what’s true and what isn’t. What we’ve come to know about ourselves and what we’ve come to believe.
Self-awareness gives you power.
It gives us an introspective look into the truth about thinking. All of which point to the fact that thinking isn’t knowing.
Thinking about ourselves doesn’t necessarily mean we know ourselves.
So much more than many of us realize is hidden away in our unconscious. Lost thoughts, emotions and feelings that may feel true. But in reality, could just be invented by us.
The search of self-awareness never stops, which is why it’s up to us to learn from our mistakes, as well as our successes.
We may not always like what we see. But there’s a comfort and confidence that comes in knowing ourselves. Even if it’s not always what we’d like to hear.
So I’ll ask you…
What small step can you take today to become more self-aware?
How can you see things with an open mind, to perhaps have an impact that can change your external world by looking inside of you?
To you and your success always,
Guest Blogger for the Reset Zone App, Matt Wilks