Good Morning! I recently made the decision to change my posting days to Monday and Thursday because I wanted to start doing Motivational Monday posts. Because everyone needs a little motivation every now and then.
Today I’m going to talk about why self-discovery is so important.
For those of you that have no idea of what I’m talking about, self-discovery is defined as “the process of acquiring insight into ones own character.
Basically, it’s a discovery on why you do the things you do.
Self-discovery isn’t an easy thing. One has to be open-minded, objective, and self-aware to a degree. Being open-minded and objective is really important because a lot of what you learn about yourself may come from an outside source. Being able to access those two qualities helps us be open to receiving this information from others, especially if the information accurate, but not very positive.
Self-awareness is also very important because it allows you to be aware of behaviors that you tend to default to in certain situations. It can also be proof of certain behaviors that are brought to your attention from an outside source.
For example, I was talking to one of my best friend Rikki about something (that's not really important) and she made a comment about me making vigorous physical gestures when I get passionate or worked up about something. At first I was like "...What're you talking about, I don't do that." And the more she described it, the more I realized the familiar feeling, the more I was able to put myself into the many different times I 'spoke' with my body language. It was something that I could easily believe because:
1) She's one of my best friends and I can usually believe her when she tells me something about myself.
2 I know that I am an animated person, so her words weren't hard for me to believe because I was aware of past situations.
All in all, the more you find out about yourself, the more you will be able to conquer your bad habits and hone and grow the positive ones. Its the first step on a road to freedom, positivity, and growth. And the more habitual your personal realizations become, the easier it will be to accept them and change, if that's what you desire.
But don't let YOU be the reason you can't achieve greatness.