self awareness

It Doesn't Taste Right

How many times are you absolutely sure you know what someone is thinking? You thinking you know what someone is thinking can be a big problem for one great big reason: You're probably wrong in what you're thinking.

I'm sure this isn't a new concept for you, but, I do think it's worth focusing on today. 

Just imagine how many memories you have stored in your beautiful brain! Every time something happens to you -- good or bad -- the memory get stored. And, each person seems to have a preference for certain types of memories because their memories must align with their self-image.

An example of this is if your memory is that you're not smart, when you do something smart you chalk it up to a fluke. If your self-image is that you're not quite good looking enough, when you're paid a complement, your thinking is, "Nope. He's wrong. I'm not good looking."

How to Turn This Around
Becoming aware of what you're thinking is the first step to turning this around. In the case of not being good looking enough, your turn around would be (you think then say this to yourself), "In his eyes, I'm attractive. I can't change that. That's what HE thinks."

Do you see my point? My point is that you must stop replacing what other's think with what you think.

Don't Let Your Thoughts Limit You
Be sure and check yourself when it comes to self-awareness. Sometimes you can talk about yourself -- and think something about yourself -- that is totally inaccurate. For example, you think you're a bad cook just because you can't nail a good lasagna. 

Lasagna is just one dish. Does that mean that you can't cook? No. It only means you need to work on your lasagna recipe. Once you make your mind up that you can cook, that you want your lasagna to taste better, you can do it. 

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Drop Change Here

Have you ever been afraid to claim something about yourself? I'm not talking about you standing in front of people and yelling out your self-declaration. I'm talking about you claiming a truth about yourself. 

Here are some examples: you do love animals, you do hate large groups, you do not enjoy your mother-in-law's company, you like alone time, you feel lost, or you're not enough.

Believe it or not, an unacknowledged self-truth really messes with your soul. They are powerful. So powerful that they secretly whisper to your soul that your life isn't adding up. And, these negative feelings ripple throughout every cell in your body. 

If this is happening to you, I recommend you consider uncovering what self-truth needs to show itself. For instance, if you hate large groups, decide to stop attending your monthly networking group meeting. Instead, go to a bookstore, read, and allow the author's words to wash over you and fill you with hope.

Why it's important to do
Please know this, though. What I'm asking you to do is not only difficult, but it is 100% the key to your success. Put another way, it's your self-awareness that creates your internal and external success through personal growth.

You must know what motivates you, and do that. You must know what triggers your negative emotions, and stop the trigger. You must counter your self-belief that says you're not enough, and know that you are enough.

The bottom line
Living without self-awareness is like getting something from a vending machine. The only thing you keep getting is that one thing you always get when you always push that one button. 

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