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Coach Amy Jacques, MS Ed., CPC, ELI-MP, CTDS, CLDS(she/her)
We all want to be successful at something, a promotion, starting a business, being a great golfer, or being the best parent we can be. Success solidifies our self-value, and we all know how it feels when it doesn’t happen. Not so good.
When experiencing failure, having the advantage of being self-aware can become your superpower. A genuine knowledge of yourself, how you behave and feel allows you to make specific changes. Once you are self-aware, you can easily shift your mood, which will help you open up to see what you can learn from your failure and move on without becoming upset.
We think we know ourselves. Chances are we do, on a surface level, but most of us don’t know the ins and outs of who we are because we do not take the time to think about ourselves, how we feel, and why we believe in what we do. After all, that takes time away from all the other things that have to get done.
Discovering your passions will also determine your “why.” Your “why” is so important because it will be your motivator. Go to your “why” whenever you are frustrated or lose patience with attaining your goal. Once you understand your “why,” you can set clear goals that align with your values and aspirations and feed the motivation that keeps you focused. Self-awareness can help unlock your full potential and help you achieve your goals.
The earlier you practice self-awareness, the earlier you understand your emotions, strengths, and weaknesses. This understanding helps with effective decision-making, healthy relationships, personal growth, and resilience. Nurturing self-awareness earlier in life will prepare you for long-term success and well-being.
Once you achieve self-awareness, you can make changes specifically where needed, work on what challenges you, and capitalize on your strengths. Knowing more about yourself helps when problem-solving and decision-making. That said, higher self-awareness is an advantage when creating success.
Where to start? There are many self-help books, podcasts, and journals; pick one and begin. And many opt to work with a coach to stay motivated and accountable. Now is a great time to start!
For more resources, go to https://www.aspireself.com, a parent, young adult, and teen life coaching practice with an excellent resource page to help you start your journey to self-awareness.
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