Increasing your self-understanding is an essential part of using your knowledge to help others. You cannot be effective working with others unless you thoroughly understand yourself. Take this time you have off work to spend some time with yourself. Sit alone. Log off. Take a walk. Treat yourself to the peace of solitude and organize your thoughts. Write. Read. Pray. Embrace the quiet and the revelations that come with meditation. Be still knowing you are still moving. Listen and act on what you hear by responding. Seek a deeper understanding of yourself. What characteristics were you born with versus what you acquired throughout your life? What is going on in the world around you? How do you fit in? What can you do to better yourself and the world?
Here are six harsh truths to take with you until we meet again.
- If you don’t know yourself, you cannot run a successful business because you won’t know what your goals are or what your purpose is.
- You can’t run a successful business with low self-esteem. You cannot grow obsessing over what people think. You will never please everyone. Someone somewhere will always see something wrong with what you are doing. You can lay down and let people walk all over you and there will still be someone complaining you are not “flat” enough.
- You can’t genuinely be there for others if you don’t know yourself. How can you give me what I need if you don’t even know what you need?
- If you don’t know yourself, you will always be a victim constantly blaming other people for the things going on in your life / it’s always someone else’s fault.
- You will unconsciously set limitations that aren’t necessary. This will hinder your growth.
- It will be hard for you to be yourself when you don’t know yourself. This will most likely cause you to imitate others. This is unhealthy.
Photos of this weekend’s signing at the Greenbriar Mall are now uploaded to the site!
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