When you have self-awareness you are able to consciously write your story instead of being subject to the experiences in your past or the limitations you have placed on yourself. At any moment in your existence, you could change your narrative but it requires being wide-awake, ready to embrace change and growth into your life. So why "Self-Awareness"?
It is impossible to better yourself or improve any aspect of your life without self-awareness. Without a starting point, how can you measure how far you have come or how far you still need to go? Perhaps that’s why so many of us cling to those distractions that we examined earlier. If you stay too busy to acknowledge your weaknesses, then you have no reason to work toward improvement.
You can carry on and continue to ignore your deeply-rooted issues, fears, and feelings because hey, you have gotten this far and it’s not that terrible yet. But becoming more self-aware could help you to proactively manage your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, rather than allowing them to manage you.
Self-awareness is the first step to setting your goals. If you are self-aware enough to know your strengths and weaknesses, you will know what goals you need to set and the strategies that might help you achieve them. Furthermore, this consciousness of your own actions and feelings will help you to better understand others and you will develop healthier relationships.
👆🏻Self-awareness won’t fix all of your problems, but it is a big step toward improvement.