The First Step to Anything: Self-Awareness
Although we tend to focus on millennials’ business and financial-related dreams here at Proprietor Lifestyle, we just want you to get what you want no matter what it is. This can be anything from a car to a great body to 10,000 followers on Instagram. The first step to anything, no matter what it is, is self-awareness.
Pathwaytohappiness.com defines self-awareness as “having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.” There are two different stages in becoming self-aware that we’ll attempt to outline:
Who You Are Right Now
This is the realization of the person you are today. How you interact with others, what you do and, most importantly, why you do what you do is a good way to judge your current character.
It’s important to get an understanding of who you are right now because this will make it easier to become the person you want to become or attain the achievement you want to attain in the future. Think of it as an artist knowing how big the canvas he’s going to be painting on is so that he can get the correct amount of paint and the right paintbrush.
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Go through a normal day in your life. Are you good at interacting with others? Is what you do now what you want to be doing later? Why are you doing what you’re doing? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Are you currently capable of obtaining what you want? After you answer these questions and analyze your personality and the situation you’re in, it should be clear as to who you are.
Self-awareness in its’ simplest form is analyzing yourself and objectively questioning every single thing until you truly understand who you are. Once you do that, the rest falls into place.
Who You Want to Become
The hard part is over. Once you have an understanding of (insert your name here), common sense takes over and guides you to your goals or the person you want to become.
Want to be social but discovered that you’re an introvert? Work on your communication skills. Waiting on tables but want to have people waiting in your lobby to meet with you? Start a company. Weigh 180 pounds but want to get to 150? Start a diet and look online for a workout routine.
How can you work towards what you want if you don’t know where you’re starting from? View yourself from outside of your body and make the changes necessary to claim your happiness.