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10 Self-Aware Steps that lead to Success

Becoming more aware to what is already there

By The Breatharian BloggerPublished 12 months ago 7 min read
10 Self-Aware Steps that lead to Success
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Understanding yourself is key to success in life.

Knowing your own wants and needs separate from others is a crucial part of growing up.

Being introspective and aware of your thoughts and feelings is a sign of maturity that will lead to a more fulfilling life.

Being self aware means having a clear understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

It includes being able to recognize your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as being aware of how your actions and words might affect others.

Here are some ways to win in life by having more self awareness:

1. Pay Attention to/ Journal your thoughts throughout the Day

Journaling your thoughts is a great way to build more self awareness.

It allows you to track your thoughts and see how they change over time.

This can be helpful in identifying patterns or areas that you need to work on.

Journaling can also help you to see your progress and celebrate your accomplishments.

Remember: Out of sight, out of mind. When you bring things to the forefront in the form of writing, it allows you to examine them more efficiently.

2. Understand Your Triggers

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When you take the time to understand your triggers, you are taking a big step towards self-awareness.

Once you know what sets you off, you can start to work on ways to manage your reactions.

This can lead to a more positive outlook on life, and a greater sense of control over your emotions.

There were so many times in life where I was not in control of my emotions. Living in a state where I was a slave to my own thinking.

They say the mind can be a wonderful servant, or a cruel master. This means that you can be your own cheerleader, or your worst enemy.

I had to come to terms with taking time for my mind. So that the inner-me was not the enemy.

In addition, understanding your triggers can help you to be more understanding and patient with others who may have similar reactions.

3. Learn more about Your Personality

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If you want to be more self-aware, start by learning more about your personality.

Think about it. You’ve lived with yourself all your life, but how well do you really know YOU?

Take personality quizzes, read about different personality types, and learn about your strengths and weaknesses.

The more you know about yourself, the better you'll be able to understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

When you have a greater understanding of yourself, you'll be better able to make choices that are in line with your values and goals.

You'll also be better equipped to deal with difficult situations and relationships.

4. Ask for Feedback at work and in Your Relationships

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Asking for feedback is one of the most important things you can do to become more self-aware.

Why? Because everyone you you know has a different version of you in their minds. Yet, sometimes it takes a reflection to have an even better connection.

This method allows you to get honest and constructive feedback from others, which can help you to identify areas in which you need to improve.

Moreover, it shows that you are willing to learn and grow, which can only lead to good things.

Everyone has their own opinions but, sometimes, it takes a humble spirit to hear it.

Since personal development is the ultimate time-saver, you could spare yourself years of headaches.

5. Set Healthy Boundaries

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“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” ~Brené Brown

Setting healthy boundaries is an essential part of self-care.

By setting boundaries, we are better able to take care of ourselves emotionally and physically.

When we are aware of our own needs and limits, we are better able to communicate them to others.

This leads to more productive and healthier relationships.

Setting boundaries may feel slightly uncomfortable at first, but it’s actually one of the most compassionate things you can do.

It’s having the courage to be able to say you value yourself and others as well.

6. Always Be Curious

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“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” ~Naguib Mahfouz

If you're always curious, you'll never stop learning. And the more you learn, the more self-aware you'll become.

That's because self-awareness comes from understanding yourself and the world around you.

One of the wisest things you can do in life is ask questions.

By asking someone a question, you’re essentially saying that you don’t know everything.

By saying you don’t know everything, you are allowing yourself to learn more.

Have you ever known someone who thought they knew everything?

What kind of a person did they strike you as? How did you feel being around them? Did they seem to be getting far in life?

Whenever I am in conversations, I am constantly asking questions. Therefore, I find that I am constantly learning.

When you're constantly learning new things, you're constantly gaining new insights into who you are and what you want out of life.

So, if you want to be more self-aware, always be curious.

7. Be mindful of your strength and weaknesses

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Being mindful of your strengths and weaknesses can lead to a more accurate self-awareness.

When you know your weaknesses, you can work to improve upon them.

When you know your strengths, you can use them to your advantage.

This knowledge can help you in both your personal and professional life.

With a better understanding of yourself, you can set realistic goals and achieve greater success.

8. Tune into your intuition

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When you tune into your intuition, you are opening yourself up to a higher level of self-awareness.

You are no longer just relying on your rational mind to make decisions, but you are tapping into a deeper part of yourself. This is the part that knows what is best for you.

This can be a scary thing to do at first, but once you start to trust your intuition, you will find that it leads to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

One of my friends used to walk around with a cane. One day while we were walking together, my friend asked me a question.

“Do you know what this is?” He asked, pointing to his cane.

“Yes.” I said.

“What is it?” he asked.

“It’s a cane.” I said.

“Okay good. Now tell me what it is, but say it in your mind.” He said, pointing to his head.

I closed my eyes and followed his instructions. After a moment, I gazed back at him.

“What voice was that?” He asked.

I thought for a long moment.

“Listen to that voice.” He said.

I never forgot those words.

9. Objectively Observe Yourself

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When you objectively observe yourself, you are able to see yourself more clearly and understand yourself better.

This leads to increased self-awareness and a greater understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

With this greater understanding, you can make more informed choices about your life and how you want to live it.

Additionally, objective self-observation can help you to identify areas in your life that you may want to change or improve.

By observing yourself objectively, you can begin to make the changes that will lead to a more insightful and joy filled life.

10. Try New Things

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It was because of my parents putting me in different activities when I was younger that led me to my love of theatre and performance.

Had it not been for finding this love, I wouldn’t be quite who I am today since this nourished my creativity in all sorts of ways.

I also tried my hand at Poetry and found a passion for that as well. One that follows me to this day, and I’m sure you can tell.

When we try new things, we learn more about ourselves.

We learn what we like and don't like, what we're good at and not so good at.

We also learn more about how we react to new situations and how we handle stress. All of this leads to a greater self-awareness.

Remember: Life is full of experiences. Sometimes the trick is to take your pick and see what sticks.

Thanks for reading! I trust this will lead you to see how having more self-awareness can boost and benefit your life.


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