…or coming really darn close to finding it out!
You’re not born knowing yourself. Get over it. Get to know yourself and your personality. Understanding your own personality is the first key. Get to know your core values. Get to know your body. Get to know your dreams. Get to know your likes and dislikes. LOVE YOURSELF!
Get to Know Yourself in 5 Steps
1. Get to Know Your Personality
Who are you behind your name? What are your characteristic traits? Who are you among friends? What about strangers? What persona do you portray to the outside world? The idea is to get to know your personality inside out, to know what you are and what you are not like.
2. Get to Know Your Core Values
In your work, in your home, in all aspects of your life, which values can you never compromise? Those are your core values. Do you value loyalty above excellence, responsibility above ambition, or innovation above improvement?
3. Get to Know Your Body
How well do you know your body, your breathing, your abilities, your limits of balance and flexibility? Have you ever said “my body can’t do this” or “my body type won’t do that”, without even trying a physical challenge?
4. Get to Know your Dreams
Make your dreams part of your daily pursuits. Take them seriously. Work at them. Glorify them instead of hiding them and being ashamed of them. Your dreams matter. Your dreams are important. Your dreams are worth going after. Don’t believe anything less.
5. Get to Know your Likes and Dislikes
Take the time to define your likes and dislikes, and don’t put it up for a vote among family and friends. You decide. Stay true to your likes and dislikes. Nobody has to like them but you!
“Love yourself enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli