Updated: Feb 15, 2022
To truly know yourself is the most important skill you can ever possess. When you know who you are, you know what you need to do, instead of looking for permission from others to do what you already know you ought to do. It allows you to bypass tons of frustration caused by putting time into the wrong things.
Yes, life is supposed to be full of trial and error, but this lets you find the best areas for you to experiment with in the first place. Once you know yourself, you will become more confident, you will understand your purpose, and you will begin making a bigger impact on the world.
So how can you know who you are and what you ought to do in life? Here are six steps you can take in order to know your true self:
1. Be Quiet~ take the time to be still
2. Realize who you truly are, not who you want to be
3. Find what you are good at (and not good at).
4. Find what you are passionate about
5. Ask for feedback
6. Assess your relationships~ if you don’t know the people on your team, then you’ll be lost as a leader.
Use these reflections to fight your biggest fears, because when you understand who you are meant to be, your purpose will finally become bigger than your fears. When you realize who you are, you will spend less time spinning your wheels. Focusing on your strengths gives you the needed traction to begin making a bigger and better difference in the world. When you know yourself, you will find more peace, and you will find success quicker than ever before.
Now go take action and find your true self, starting today!