How To Become Self-Aware Without Being Miserable
Self-awareness is a double-edged sword.
It can give you the insights you need to excel in life, but it can also make you miserable.
According to Tasha Eurich, the author of the book Insight, most people believe they are self-aware, but only 10–15% of the people actually fit the criteria.
Most people like to believe they are self-aware.
After all, there is no self-awareness police to tell you what is the right or the wrong way to do it.
But today, I will change that.
As a self-awareness officer, it’s my duty to make sure you become self-aware (the right way).
Myth #1: You Are Self-Aware
Yes, I’m talking about you.
Okay, let’s say you are among 10–15% of the people who are pretty damn self-aware.
But is that the end? Certainly not.
Self-awareness is a skill which comes with years of practice. But if there is no one to tell you if you’re doing it right, then you’ll never know if you’re practicing the right way.
Here’s what I mean.
Most people keep revolving around their ‘arena’ and ‘facade’. When they hide too much of themselves, they become miserable. And they never take the time to explore their blind spots.
Sharing yourself with others LEADS to self-awareness and discovery. The same goes for finding blind spots by getting feedback.
You need to push your ‘arena’ so it takes more space in the chart above. In order to do it, remember to:
a) Eliminate blind spots by getting feedback
b) Disclose your hidden self with confidence
c) Practice self-awareness the right way.
Speaking of the ‘right way’…